Welcome to Shout Out Saturday #13
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 compulsory sharing
- keep it family friendly
- Saturday can cover any day of the week
But first a video that made me smile. It’s a good depiction of what 2020 has been like for many of us so far…
My Shout Out(s) this week go to….
1. The weather and responses to flooding
Last weekend we were away from home, with family, when it started to rain quite heavily. My 2 year old granddaughter sang the ‘Rain, rain go away, come again another day’ song continuously over the weekend while looking mournfully out the window at her swing and cubby house. It was the cutest thing hearing her sing-songy voice.
Not so cute was watching our little town of Tumbarumba suddenly becoming big news all over the place due to flash flooding and the response teams having to spring into action – again. Back in January it was bushfires, now flooding – what’s next?
The rain was so heavy it even closed the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail for a few days, until council staff could get around to clearing the debris and making sure it was safe for users.
2. Annual Tumbarumba Spring Flower Festival
This weekend 31 October – 1 November, sees many Open Gardens, a Flower Show, Scarecrows, Sculptures, Art & Photography plus workshops all happening in the Tumbarumba area.
There are many scarecrows appearing around town, all vying for the award of best scarecrow. Some of them are brilliant! All of this can only happen due to the hardworking volunteers in the Garden Club.
With all the rain we’ve had lately, and another huge storm today, it will be interesting to see the state of the gardens. Hopefully there hasn’t been too much damage. Everything is very green around here at the moment, that’s for sure.
Thanks to my friend Karen for sharing these photos of the entrance to town – aren’t they great?
3. Timber for Tumba
Our local area has really suffered this year, and continues to do so, with the timber industry needing support. #timberfortumba
This is a new campaign to make others aware of the situation. Many locals and businesses are showing support by writing letters and sharing photos of giving a ‘T’ – checkout the website Timber for Tumba for more details.
Since the bushfires devastated Tumbarumba, jobs and people’s livelihoods are under threat. We are calling on the community to show their support through TimberforTumba. Join us to send a message to Australia that we need their help. #timberfortumba
The Tumbarumba Mill is the biggest employer and the lifeblood of South West Slopes of New South Wales country town Tumbarumba, transforming a small village into a vibrant town upon development in 2001.
Family owned by 138-year-old Hyne Timber, the Mill employs more than 200 directly and supports literally hundreds and hundreds of jobs indirectly.
Employees and the community are deeply concerned regarding the future of the Mill following the devastating bushfires which decimated 40% of the Mill’s local plantation pine supply and the flow on impacts this will have to the town.
It is inevitable that, as a result of the fires, hundreds of jobs are at risk with significant supply chain disruption unless solutions can be found to the shortage of local log supply. The people most impacted have already had a devastating year due to impacts of the bushfires on their town and their personal lives.Timber for Tumba
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.
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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.