Friday Feature on Deb’s World
Winners & Losers #23
Welcome to Week 23 of my Friday roundup. It’s always fun seeing which stories take my interest from one Friday to the next. While ever others find my posts interesting I’ll continue on, or at least until I don’t enjoy doing it any longer! I must say I love the interaction and engagement – so thanks for your feedback each week.
So, here are my other Winners and Losers for another week.
Musings on a Monday quote 🙂
This quote was a part of my first Ageing Well in August post – and makes complete sense to me!
Back in 1998, I was addicted to the ABC TV show Seachange, and it became a family tradition that we would all sit and watch it together on a Sunday night. My teenage daughters loved it too, as it had something for everyone. It was quirky, fun, different and addictive!
Fast forward 20 years and the show has been remade, but on a different channel. Some of the original cast members are in the remake and despite not wanting to ruin the original I made myself watch it. My daughters weren’t keen to watch it, preferring to keep their love for the original intact!
This is a Guardian review of the first episode: Seachange review – reboot of much loved 90s series is frothy but fails to fizz
Seachange was special and strange. A corporate lawyer, Laura Gibson (Sigrid Thornton’s cartoonishly baffled, high-strung creation), leaves Melbourne in meltdown for a low-stress job as the local magistrate in the coastal hamlet of Pearl Bay. Every week, two million viewers tuned in to the Bay’s lovable cast of small-town weirdos, Laura’s slightly hapless children Rupert and Miranda, her new loves (first David Wenham’s Diver Dan, then William McInnes’ Max, a grumpy journo) and the show’s goofy real-estate villain, Bob Jelly (the actor John Howard). And before the night of 10 May 1998 there was nothing like Seachange.Source
Were you are fan? Are you watching the remake? I’d love to know your thoughts.
Only in Australia!!
This segment is one of my favourites each week! Today we have a great video of a mob of kangaroos hopping through the snow in our recent cold snap! I also posted some snow photos in my Wordless Wednesday post this week.
The Importance of the Ordinary
I found this post about the importance of teaching children about the ordinary and thought I’d share it with you.
The premise of the post is that if we teach our children to constantly strive for the extraordinary, we may fail to teach them the importance and the power of the everyday world around them…
Here’s a short snippet:
Teach them to be still sometimes and to sit with their own thoughts.Donna Ashton – source
Teach them to express themselves however they feel they need to.
Teach them to love their own quirks, shortcomings and talents.
Teach them to feel and to hurt and to heal.
Teach them the beauty in a flower, the wonder of a view and the wisdom of the tides.
Teach them something every minute of every day.
Nothing is too ordinary
This story captured the attention of many last week – Little penguins in need of more rehabilitation jumpers in case of oil spill
When a little penguin is exposed to oil, it will stick to its feathers and the birds will try to preen and clean the oil off.Source
In doing so, they can swallow the substance and that can be fatal.
“So little penguin jumpers act as a rehabilitation tool. They are temporarily placed on the penguin and it stops them cleaning it off,” Ms Barker said.
When they are rescued off the beach, they come here to the Phillip Island Wildlife Clinic where experts will put on a little-penguin jumper.
Apparently some jumpers which have been knitted were not able to be used due to their design, size, or embellishments which were unsafe – you can find Penguin rehabilitation jumper designs and patterns here: penguinfoundation.org.au.
It just so happens I saw this sign on the footpath in Manly, Sydney last weekend. These are different penguins though 🙂
My biggest loser this week is SPAM
Spam – those rotten little messages that thankfully get caught before they make their way onto my blog. But I have to check every day or so just in case it catches a real message that isn’t spam, which I then release from spam jail. I am eternally grateful for the filters on my blog which catch them quick smart 🙂
And to finish the week – another quote from Red Tractor Designs
My recent posts in case you missed them:
- Come driving with me – it’s a long way from Tumbarumba to Southmead’s NICU!
- Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart – why I’m taking a blogging break
- How are you ageing? – Ageing Well in August # 3
- An Echidna love train on Wordless Wednesday
- HOW do YOU blog?
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!
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