Shout Out Saturday #12 – Keeping it in the family

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 Rules

  • 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 compulsory sharing
  • keep it family friendly
  • Saturday can cover any day of the week

But first a quote…

something bad quote
something bad quote

This quote was taken from a recent Wilosophy podcast with Clare Bowditch (part 2), and the whole episode was fabulous but this quote and the discussion around it has stayed with me.

My Shout Out(s) this week go to….

1. My family

Family time – getting together can’t be underestimated

We are lucky to be able to spend a few days with two of our daughters, their husbands and two and a half grandchildren. Cousins meeting each other and sisters having time to chat. Lots of cuddles and playtime for Papa G and Granny Debs!

We miss our eldest daughter, Melanie, Craig and granddaughter Dottie as they live in England, but we’re staying in touch via technology, which is all we can do at the moment given the current situation.

family time
family time

2. Tim Moss and his self-portraits during lockdown in Melbourne

I will declare that Tim is my brother-in-law and is a very clever man – not only because he married my sister!

During the past few weeks/months he has been taking self-portraits while in lockdown in Melbourne. I think it’s fair to say he’s been having fun and showing his creative side! It’s always fun to see what he’s come up with and each day they provide an interesting insight into his daily life. Melbourne has been in strict lockdown for months now.

His latest post #41 can be found here and I’d recommend you go back and check out some of his previous days too.

3. Walk for Prems on Grandparents Day

As mentioned before, in Shoutout Saturday #5, this Sunday 25 October, is the annual fundraiser Walk for Prems, for Life’s Little Treasures Foundation. I have been riding my bike during October and so far I’m up to about 250kms.

Last year I captained a team of family members to raise money and awareness for Life’s Little Treasure Foundation by walking in the annual Walk for Prems. We did it for Dottie.

One walk. A thousand locations. For the past 11 years, families, friends and supporters have come together to walk, connect and celebrate, whilst raising money and awareness for premature and sick babies.

Sunday 25 October is also Grandparents Day, and I can think of no better way to celebrate than spending the day with my grandchildren and helping to raise money for a great cause which has helped our family in the past.

This is a photo of me with my Life’s Little Treasures face mask on

smile mask
smile mask – fun or creepy?

If you’d like to sponsor me you can do so by clicking on this link: Granny Debs Walk for Prems. I appreciate all your support.

Are you keen to share something or leave a shout out to someone? 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 up 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.

Deb 🙂

All my Shout Out Saturday posts can be found here

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Debbie in rock chick mode

Everyone has a story to tell! Deb is a young-at-heart & active 60+ blogger/retiree, after being made redundant from her 22-year career managing education programs in a men’s correctional centre (jail). She now spends her time reading, blogging, riding her ebike and travelling. Deb was awarded a Bravery Award from the Queen when she was 17 after a tragic accident – a definite life changing moment! She is married with 3 grown-up daughters & has 4 grandchildren. She never imagined being Granny Debs would bring so much joy to her life! You can read more of Deb’s story here

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40 Replies to “Shout Out Saturday #12 – Keeping it in the family”

  1. Hi Deb, A wonderful photo of your family! Getting together is priceless always, and especially now. Things are changing around here again, so I am sponging in family time. Sleepovers with the granddaughters today. The Best! I just finished reading John Cleese’s recent book “Creativity.” Generally good, concise, many gems. Have a great weekend! xx

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    1. Hi Erica, lovely to hear of your granddaughter time, I’m sure it will be a lot of fun! Things are definitely changing and we have to keep up don’t we? I’m determined to not take these things for granted ever again!! Thanks for the book news, I haven’t heard of that one. Enjoy your sleepovers and hope to catch up with you next week!

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    1. Thanks Carol, this has been the first time my daughters have seen each other for months. We all live in different states of Australia and border restrictions have impacted on travel. I will never take family gatherings for granted again either! Yes the mask is a bit too creepy despite the fact I’m known for my Debbie Smile, this is taking it a bit too far but it’s for a good cause!!

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      1. We’ve seen family units too…just haven’t ALL been together. Miss it terribly and the thought of a “dark” Thanksgiving and Christmas is distressing.

        The mask has a fun side too!

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  2. So wonderful to spend time with your family. I can only imagine how hard it is not being able to see Dottie and her parents. I had a look at some of Tim’s self portraits. Hilarious. I especially like raking the kitchen floor or his use of kitchen tools in peeling an egg. Ha!
    Best wishes for your walk. An excellent cause and one near and dear to your heart.
    I’d love to leave a link to my friend Terri’s food blog called Food Meanderings Her tag line is Real Food. Real Life. Healthy Balance. She has just been featured by Food Bloggers of Canada.

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    1. Thanks Sue, it’s been great to have some time with them that’s for sure.
      Tim’s portraits have been really fun and I’m glad you enjoyed them too.
      I’ll pop over to read Terri’s food blog, what a great accolade to be featured.

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  3. Hi Deb I checked out Tims amazing photo and will go back through his blog later. What a great representation of the times we are in. I’m turning a slight tinge of green seeing your get together with family. Hopefully it will happen for us one day.

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    1. I know Jen, I feel a bit bad for sharing news of us catching up as so many can’t even contemplate it yet. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed Tim’s post, it is a great way to capture the feeling of these times. Hoping you can travel again soon.


  4. I guess you’ll have a trip to UK booked ASAP when travel becomes viable. As were in WA we can’t consider a visit to our son and daughter in law in NT yet either. I like the feeling of safety from lockdown, but an hoping to visit early next year. Don’t think it’ll be allowed though. Smiley mask – definitely creepy! We rescued ducklings this week, a real feel good morning.

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    1. Hi Chris, lovely to have you join in! It is so hard with border closures isn’t it? I’m not sure when we will feel comfortable flying to UK again.
      I look forward to reading your post.


      1. I love your precious family posts because they are heart-filled. Thank you for linking up this week. I do hope to see you link up next week too of course. The optional prompt is44/51 Outside 2.11.2020. Wow: November is here! Denyse.

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  5. Hi Deb, So great that you were able to get together with your family. Case numbers are going up here again so we’re advised to limit social contacts to just the people living in the same household with us. I visited Tim’s blog and saw some of his recent self-portraits. What a creative idea and very nice photography.
    Here’s my latest blog post with some Fall colours:

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    1. Thanks Natalie, it was lovely to see 2 of my daughters and 2 of my grandchildren. It’s the first time we’ve been together since Patrick was born in February, so it was very special. Your post was brilliant with all that glorious autumnal colour!! Thanks for joining in and sharing for #shoutoutSaturday

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  6. Love the idea of Shoutout Saturday! Family time is something I took for granted before but if the pandemic has taught me one thing, it’s that family time is so precious. As hard as it is to be apart though, I’m grateful for technology making the world that much smaller! I loved your BIL’s pics! Have a great week!

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  7. This is a lovely post Deb! Nice shout outs! Also, that mask is creepy!!! 😀 I haven’t been reading blogs lately but my shout out would be to all the things I’ve mentioned in my gratitude post. Just so much gratitude for all the kindness and love that’s around me at the moment

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  8. Lovely post Deb. Family is so important and I think this year has made everyone appreciate family and friends that little bit more. I came to the realisation that I need to spend as much time as I can with my mum. The lockdown was very hard. I hope you get to visit your daughter in England next year.

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