Welcome to Shout Out Saturday
What’s it all about?
Shout Out Saturday is where I invite you to join in by leaving a link or a comment to something that has had an impact on you recently:
You can leave a link to your own blog, or maybe something you’ve read on someone else’s blog, or tell us about your favourite blogger, or simply share some good news, or even just drop in to say hello….
- no strings attached
- simply leave a comment below
- check out any other links if you want to
- use the hashtag #ShoutoutSaturday on social media
- no need to get caught up in too much in compulsory sharing or other rules
- keep it family friendly
- Saturday can cover any day of the week
But first a quote…
This quote sums up my Word of the Year – JUMP – and with the passing of Eddie Van Halen this week I thought it was appropriate.
Van Halen’s song Jump has inspired me during the year and all my monthly posts are based on the theme of jump in some way – not to mention my own attempts at jumping!
My Shout Out(s) this week go to….
1. Anh Do’s Brush with Fame featuring Deborah-Lee Furness
Anh’s Brush with fame is an Australian television series, first broadcast in August 2016. The program features comedian Anh Do painting a portrait of a celebrity while interviewing his subject. He is an accomplished painter and has a lovely way with his guests, getting them to open up to his gentle questioning. It’s now up to its fifth season in 2020 and is always a great way to learn more about his subject.
I love the bit at the end when we see the painting revealed, it’s always a high note, especially the reactions of the person he’s just painted. It is often quite emotional.
Last week Anh was joined by Deborra-lee Furness who shared her trailblazing journey to Hollywood, her whirlwind romance with Hugh Jackman and the drive behind her quest for adoption reform. She was a mighty guest and his painting (which are always huge) was fabulous.
Shout Out to Deborra-Lee for being so frank and open in her chat and to Anh himself for sharing his monumental talent. We can all learn something from these types of interviews.
This was the end result, courtesy of ABC TV & iview:
2. Podcast thoughts
Then I listened to a Mama Mia Out Loud podcast where they took umbrage, rightly so in my opinion, at the fact that Deborra-Lee is considered ‘lucky’ to be married to Hugh Jackman.
This was one of the points discussed in Anh’s interview with Deborra-Lee. I agreed with them – Hugh is very lucky to be married to her. In fact they are lucky to have found each other and to be happily married in an industry not known for long and happy marriages.
Shout Out to the Mama Mia podcast panel for making such good points.
3. And just for some fun – Hugh Jackman as you’ve never seen him before!
I laughed out loud at this advert for R M Williams boots, featuring Hugh Jackman!
Are you keen to share something? I hope so – all you have to do is leave a comment or a link!
Has someone done something nice for you, have you witnessed a random act of kindness, have you read something interesting or watched a good movie lately?
Anything really – it’s over to you!
As always, feel free to share and get the word out there #ShoutoutSaturday
Thanks again for all your support, it’s much appreciated.
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Debbie is an award winning blogger and lives in the small town of Tumbarumba in NSW Australia. Married for 40 years, with three grown up daughters, Debbie and the Mathematician are avid travellers, cyclists and adventurers. Described by others as a ‘hummingbird on speed’ this active mother and grandmother has also received a bravery award from the Queen.
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