Friday Feature on Deb’s World
Winners & Losers #18
Welcome to Week 18 of my Friday roundup. It’s fun watching the stories that take my interest from one Friday to the next. Some of them, well actually most of them, make me smile, and the losers are in the minority. I’m not that into celebrating the negatives, I’m much more interested in the positives and anything that makes me smile is in that category. I’ve also learnt over the years, that I’m not into being controversial or confrontational.
So, having said all that, I present my Winners and Losers for another week. It just happens to be an all Aussie affair!
#JournalinginJuly – Week 1
As mentioned last week, I’m participating in Journaling in July with Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 and Beyond. We are co-hosting a link up each Saturday for anyone who wants to participate in responding to Sue’s 31 daily journal writing prompts.
You can read my introductory post about the July challenge here and my Week 1 post here. If you’re keen, you can join in – the more the merrier. My weekly posts, a summary of the week’s daily prompts, will be posted each Saturday.
Sneak peek: This is my response for Day 11 prompt of JOY
Musings on a Monday quote 🙂
Friends make the world go round. So if you have a good friend, listen to what they say, as well as what they don’t say!
I share a new quote each Monday on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. I’d love to have you join me.
Kathy, from 50 Shades of Age, asked some retired friends for their thoughts on how they keep busy in their retirement. I was thrilled to be asked to contribute and am pleased to share the link to Kathy’s post.
Only in Australia v7!!
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, followed by a wombat massage. Last week we got to meet Pixie, an orphaned baby koala. This week I’m sharing a cute little creature, which is a new one for me – a yellow-footed antechinus, also known as a mardo.
Have you heard of these before?
NAIDOC Week 2019
As it’s NAIDOC Week in Australia, I’m sharing a video from Play School, one of my favourite TV shows, especially when my children were small. Now that I have a grandchild, and another on the way, it’s good to get reacquainted with it. Play School also introduced an Indigenous doll to their cast this week.
Baker Boy is an Indigenous rapper, dancer, actor and artist. His rendition of Hickory Dickory Dock is fabulous isn’t it?
Uluru – to climb or not to climb?
As Uluru is due to be closed to climbers in October 2019, lots of people are rushing to climb it. This is causing a lot of issues and is seen by many as showing a distinct lack of respect for the local Anangu people.
We visited Uluru a few years ago and listened to the guide who gave the reasons why visitors shouldn’t climb the rock. I wrote this post shortly after our trip – Uluru, to climb or not to climb. We chose to walk around the base and also hired bikes and rode around it twice. It’s the most amazing place I think I’ve ever been to.
There are mixed messages about climbing Uluru and we chose not to climb. The local Anangu people ask visitors to respect the cultural significance of the area and to not climb the rock, as they believe all the important history and stories are around the base, not on top.Source
Have you climbed Uluru or have any thoughts on this?
Unfortunately our #1 Womens player, Ash Barty, has bowed out of Wimbledon, but she did it with grace and dignity. I like her style!
She’s so right – the sun will still come up tomorrow!
Keeping with the all Australian theme this week
My favourite photos from a walk in the Aussie bush 🙂
My posts this week:
- Winners and Losers #17 – last week’s offerings
- Week 1 Journaling in July
- #SundayStills – with Blue as the theme
- Wordless Wednesday – Wattle it be?
You are very welcome to join in each week by leaving a comment with your own winners and losers. Thanks to all who read, comment or share my posts – your make me very happy when you do so!
Keep smiling and thanks for reading.
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