Winners and Losers #17 – who and what made the list this week?

Friday Feature on Deb’s World

Winners & Losers #17

Welcome to Week 17 of my Friday roundup. I’ve enjoyed sharing these collections with you all, and I love getting your responses – thanks so much to everyone who reads, comments and shares any of my posts. I do try to mix it up each week so hopefully there’s something for everyone. The aim is to make you smile so I hope I succeed in that.

You are very welcome to join in each week by leaving a comment with your own winners and losers.


The news for July is a challenge to get creative by joining in with Journaling in July. Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 and Beyond and I are co-hosting a link up each Saturday for anyone who is participating in responding to her 31 journal writing prompts.

You can read my post about the July challenge here and if you’re keen, you can join in – the more the merrier. I will be sharing my post with my responses to each prompt on Saturday, so stay tuned.

If you would like to join in you can either pick a prompt and write about it or make notes on each day’s prompts and collate them into one post to share with us in the Saturday linkup.

Musings on a Monday quote 🙂

It’s never too late to change direction!

I share a new quote each Monday on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. I’d love to have you join me.

Dry July – are you in?

As well as being #JournalinginJuly it’s also Dry July where people choose to give up alcohol for the month of July, usually to raise money for a worthwhile charity. I’m happy, not smug, to say that I’ve actually been dry since August last year, by choice, and really haven’t noticed any difference. I must qualify this statement by saying I was never a big drinker at the best of times, but decided to go alcohol free when I was unwell for a period of time last year.

I think Dry July is a commendable endeavour and for a great cause – raising funds for the comfort and wellbeing of people affected by cancer. Are you taking the challenge? Could you do it? Are you taking part?

Only in Australia v6!! 😮

This segment is proving to be so much fun each week!

First we had politicians called Scomo and Albo; then koalas in a cuddle-train; followed by kangaroos keeping warm; then an amazing photo of a platypus and last week we had a wombat massage.

This week we get to meet Pixie, an orphaned baby koala, whose mother was killed in a car accident – did you know a baby koala is called a joey? 🐨

And the Gold Logie goes to….

Here in Australia our annual Logie awards night has caused some controversy with the Gold Logie going to comedian Tom Gleeson who some say has made a mockery of the whole awards ceremony.

Here is an article in the Sydney Morning Herald – Logies 2019: Where to now after Tom Gleeson’s disruptive win

And an interview on ABC with him after the awards night

Do you have any thoughts on this? I was just pleased that many of my favourites on ABC TV were winners!

Winter by Leunig

A beautiful ode to winter!

Wimbledon 2019

As we now have the #1 Womens player, Ash Barty to support in Wimbledon, it’s a time of lots of late nights for some!

This week there has been a furore with the local broadcasters showing the match between Australians Nick Kyrgios (rated 43) and Jordan Thompson (rated 44), over the Ash Barty game. It was a big topic on social media with people saying it showed disrespect to Ash Barty and Women’s tennis, that the men’s game was given precedence.

Yesterday – the movie

Before we came home from our little holiday, the Mathematician and I enjoyed a trip to the movies to watch Yesterday. We loved the story and of course the music. The funniest bits were some of the other things that were ‘lost’ in the same blackout that lost the Beatles. You’ll have to go and see it and let me know what you thought of it all!

Adulting has its challenges

Adulting cross stitch
Adulting cross stitch

We’re home

Some of you might have been worried that I wouldn’t cope with being home in the cold after a lovely month in sunny and warm Queensland. Well I’m happy to say it’s been fine.

The days are sunny and although the temperatures don’t reach double digits most days, it’s an invigorating feeling, and the crisp, clean air and snow views on the main range are just a delight! I’ve learnt to add another layer or two of clothing, and all is well.

I’m also getting reacquainted with my forest trails 🙂

My posts this week:

What would you say has made your winners/losers list this week? Let me know if you have any suggestions.

If you’ve missed any of the earlier posts in my Friday Feature – you can find them all here: Winners and Losers

This is my 100th post this year!

100 posts so far this year! Yay go me!!!!!!

Keep smiling and thanks for reading.

Deb 🙂

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23 Replies to “Winners and Losers #17 – who and what made the list this week?”

  1. Another great week Deb and I’m looking forward to the #JournalinginJuly challenge and hosting the weekly link up with you. I actually missed the Logies so thanks for the catchup. I’ve seen trailers of the movie, Yesterday and it looks fun plus I’m sure the music would be great – it is the Beatles of course. I’m feeling like your last quote this morning and I don’t want to be an adult today! Congrats on your 100th post this year. Have a fabulous weekend and look forward to next week. BTW love the sidebar photo of your ‘Hi you read my blog???’ it is so you! xx

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    1. Thanks Sue, another good week and I’m now off for a massage so my day is starting well. I had fun with that photo and I’m so glad you noticed it!! Leanne did too 🙂 Can’t wait to see how our #JournalinginJuly linkup goes tomorrow.


  2. Yay to post no. 100. I love those crisp cold winter days that you guys get, but I also love the mild, blue ones that we have. I’m not doing Dry July but I am doing Mostly Dry July and Dryer Than Usual July. For me it’s about changing a behaviour I’d slipped into ​of having wine every night. I’m cutting back (actually, out) the midweek ​wines.

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    1. Thanks for that Jo! I noticed I was sitting on 99 on Wednesday so decided today’s post was a good one to tip over the ton. I like your Mostly Dry July idea – it’s a good start! Fresh air and crisp days are glorious – it’s when the rain comes and it’s grey and miserable that I dislike our winter weather. Have a great weekend!!


  3. Winner: Alex Morgan and her cuppa tea celebration in the World Cup.

    Losers: The blokes setting off fireworks after midnight right now for Independence Day! My daughter and I have to work in the morning!

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    1. Thanks for sharing your winners and losers. I love a cup of tea and I hadn’t seen that news from the World Cup, so just googled it – what fun!! Fireworks can be fun but also annoying – I feel your pain.

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  4. Nice little round-up of the week Deb. I’m so pleased you’ve joined Sue for her Journalling July series and as far as Dry July goes, I don’t drink so it’s never been a “thing” for me – I do feel a bit of concern though if people can’t face 4 weeks without alcohol because it’s really not a life necessity when you boil life down to the basics.

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    1. Thanks Leanne, it’s always fun, as you know, finding bit and pieces of interest and I’m really enjoying that side of it more than I thought I would. Yes 4 weeks off alcohol for some is very hard!! It’s never been a real thing for me either but I do like the concept as a fundraiser. I’m looking forward to our #JournalinginJuly series 🙂


  5. You’re a 2019 centurian? Congratulations, that’s a lot of blog posts isn’t it? Not seen Yesterday yet but really want to try and get to go in the next couple of weeks, looks good. Anything by Richard Curtis is great in my book though.

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    1. That sounds like a great of putting it Jonno, a 2019 centurion!!! Love it 🙂 Yes it’s a lot of posts but they’re not all deep and meaningful so I hope it doesn’t come across as spam! Thanks again.

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    1. Hi Sue, thanks for the words of support! I don’t think my posts are all that deep and meaningful, I’m a bit shallow at times and love sharing snippets and photos. It doesn’t appear to be too hard at the moment, as I’m enjoying it all. That might change, you never know!!

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  6. Wimbeldon has me entranced. I love that we have such a “nice girl” playing for our country and the fact that she’s made absolutely no hoo ha about being the world’s number one tennis player. Ash Barty is a breath of fresh air.

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