Deb’s World Friday Feature
Winners & Losers #12
Welcome to Week 12 of my Friday roundup, where I share some of the good, the bad and the ugly ‘stuff’ I’ve taken note of during the week. I’m really enjoying this collection of bits and pieces and love getting your responses – thanks so much to everyone who reads, comments and shares. You are very welcome to join me in this quest each week by leaving me a comment with your own winners and losers. You can also leave me a link to your favourite post from the week and I’ll be happy to share.
Musings on a Monday quote 🙂
I loved finding this quote written on a blackboard at a cafe last week. And I needed the laugh it gave me at the time 🙂
Did you know I share a new quote each Monday on Instagram? Are you following me on Insta yet – click here to join in the fun!
Only in Australia???
Only in Australia would you get the nicknames of ScoMo and Albo for the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader – yes seriously!!
Traffic jam on Mt Everest 😦
This image has been doing the rounds on media lately – it’s a traffic jam of people climbing Mt Everest on May 22 by climber Nirmal Purja @nimsdai . I have no words!
Breakfast fit for a queen 🙂
On a cold wintery morning in Canberra recently, we went to Pollen Cafe at the Australian National Botanic Gardens for breakfast/lunch/brunch. It was my first visit and I was very impressed with the location, service and food. We also visited the information centre and gift shop. Unfortunately due to the inclement weather we weren’t able to walk around the gardens too much – there will be a next time, I can assure you as it all looked very inviting.
I can confirm that this breakfast was as delicious as it looked – house made waffle, lemon curd, mascarpone, meringue, raspberry coulis, sweet almond dukkah. Probably not the healthiest option on the menu but definitely the best looking!!! Yummo 🙂
This post about Food Waste, from Sue and Dave in Canada, was well worth a read and a share! They volunteer at Food Rescue and offer some tips on how we can all reduce our food waste. You can read it here:
You can read the full article here: Food Rescue in Action – helping solve global food waste
In the eyes of an 8 month old baby 🙂
This story was sent to me by my daughter and is written from the perspective of an 8 month old baby. It was posted by the father of an 8 month old, in the New York Times. I really enjoyed it. Here’s a short snippet to whet your appetite.
I wake up at 4 a.m. — 3:30, ideally. In that quiet time, I catch up on my mobile and work in a little yoga with Baby’s Pose, where you basically try to eat your own feet. Then I’m ready to scream for my first breast of milk. While the rest of the world is asleep, I’ve already won the morning.
In my crib at night, I reflect on the day and list three things I’ve learned. Maybe it’s how to operate a toy dump truck, maybe it’s the ability to clap, maybe it’s recognizing who my father is among the other larger adults. It doesn’t matter how big or small; the crucial thing is that you’ve overcome challenges, evolved, and are ready to do it all over again in six hours. Namaste.Source New York Times
You can read the full article here: My Daily Routine
My granddaughter just happens to be 8 months old and a real delight! She’s just worked out how to clap on demand (I can show you a video if you’d like) and has 5 teeth now. She is adorable 🥰 So you can see why this article resonated with me!
For the love of books 🙂 📚
This meme appealed to me – and in my opinion it’s pretty spot on!
I’ve read a few good books lately. I enjoyed the The Nowhere Child by Christian White and have just read two of Ann Cleeve’s Vera Stanhope books, The Crow Trap and Telling Tales. What are you reading at the moment?
More wombats – there seems to be a theme here!
Did you know this is the noise they make? I also didn’t know there was such a thing as Wombat Wednesday!! You learn something new everyday 🙂
Update on the hand!
My husband, the Mathematician, had surgery about two weeks ago on his Viking Finger or more correctly Dupuytren’s Contracture. Here are the before and after photos! All is going well with his recovery. He now has an impressive Harry Potter scar!
Changing Seasons 🍁 🌨
Well it seems our glorious run of autumn weather has come to an end with snow, hail rain, wind, freezing temperatures and that was just one day!
To continue with my autumn spam I offer these last few photos taken just before the cold snap hit. Enjoy your summer months if you are on the other side of the world to us!
This week’s posts:
Did you notice that I’ve changed my blog theme? Let me know what you think 🙂 The reason I changed was my previous theme wasn’t working too well with the new Gutenberg editor so when I read Hugh’s suggestions for (free) themes that work best with the new editor, I thought I’d have a play around and well, one thing led to another. It’s always quite traumatising changing your theme but this time it wasn’t too bad, once I made the decision and went for it! Do you change your themes regularly or stay using the same one?
What made your winners/losers list this week? Let me know if you have any suggestions for me on books, Netflix, movies, podcasts – anything!
Any thoughts on these winners or losers?
Keep smiling and thanks for reading.
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A tragic accident at age 17, resulting in a Bravery Award from the Queen, didn’t deter Debbie from travelling the world. A young retiree, after being made redundant from her 22 year career managing education programs in a men’s correctional centre, she now loves reading, blogging, riding her ebike and a good cup of tea! Also known as Granny Debs to her 4 grandchildren.
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