Friday Feature on Deb’s World
Winners & Losers #19
Welcome to Week 19 of my Friday roundup. It’s always fun seeing which stories 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 really 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 that life is much better when we’re kind to one another and when we smile.
So, here are my Winners and Losers for another week. I don’t know where the weeks are going but my goodness they are rushing by aren’t they?
#JournalinginJuly – Week 2
As mentioned previously, 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 , my Week 1 post here and my Week 2 post here. If you’re keen, you can join in – the more the merrier. My weekly posts and a summary of the week’s daily prompts, will be posted each Saturday.
Musings on a Monday quote 🙂
Laughter is a very important aspect of life!
Just a quick question – how is your Instagram feed going?
It’s interesting that an experiment of removing ‘likes’ has been announced as starting in Australia today. Have your heard the news? It’s really upset a lot of people! Are you terribly concerned?
This Guardian article has the whole story – Instagram hides number of likes in Australia Trial
Instagram users in Australia will no longer be able to see how many likes a post has a received under trial changes to “remove pressure” on the digital platform’s users.
Instagram will on Thursday begin rolling out the trial update removing the total number of likes on photos and viewings of videos on user feeds and profiles, and permalink pages.
Users will still be able to see a list of likes on their posts, just not the overall number.Guardian
Only in Australia v8!! – A love story with a difference!
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 and we got to meet Pixie, an orphaned baby koala. Last week I shared a cute little creature, which was a new one for me – a yellow-footed antechinus, also known as a mardo. This week it’s an echidna train – of the LOVE variety.
Have you ever seen this behaviour? It’s breeding season for echidnas, meaning if you’re lucky you might spot these usually solitary critters in a “love train”.
During the mating season, male echidnas will line up behind a female and follow her around — she may have several males following her for up to 50 days! Eventually, the males will have a wrestling match and the winner will mate with the female. How’s that for a love story? 🤔
We’ve actually had a love train in our paddock – a wonderful sight!
I have come to enjoy watching random episodes of the Australian children’s cartoon Bluey, soon to go international, and all these clever people are making cakes, paintings and now cross-stitch patterns of Bluey. The TV show also won a Gold Logie at the recent awards! Some people are just so creative aren’t they?
My daughter found this excellent Guardian article about Bluey and the positive parenting it is portraying – well worth a read!
A reminder that it’s cold down under
I enjoyed reading this article from Richard Glover and it might be interesting reading for anyone who has the misguided belief that Australia is always HOT.
The article can be read here:
This photo (not mine) is of our area, over the weekend when we had a huge cold front move through. Don’t tell me Australia is always a hot country!
Foxes are so last season!
Last year when I was in England I was very taken with the signs saying ‘For Fox sake, slow down’ and I came to love saying, For fox sake, over and over again! Well this week my son-in-law sent me this photo with the message that foxes are so last season!
This made me laugh and cringe at the same time!
Another interesting thing doing the rounds at the moment is the FaceApp where you give permission for the app to access all your photos and it shows you how you will look when you are really old!
I haven’t done it and I won’t be doing it for various reasons – the main one being I just need to look at my mother to have some idea of how I will look in 20 years time 🙂
And I’m quite happy with that!
My posts this week:
- Winners and Losers #18 – last week’s offerings
- Week 2 Journaling in July – with a lot of favourites in the daily prompts
- #SundayStills – with Creatures and Critters as the prompt
- Wordless Wednesday – Lighthouse Love
If you’ve missed any of the earlier posts in my Friday Feature – you can find them all here: Winners and Losers
You are very welcome to join in each week by leaving a comment with your own winners and losers.
What was your favourite bit from my post this week? I’d love to know!
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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