Shout Out Saturday #13 – keeping it local

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….

Notes:

  • 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…

Daffy Duck and 2020!

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.

This was Tumbarumba on Saturday 24/10/2020 as captured by Rob’s Eye View

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?

News item about Tumbarumba

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.

Deb 🙂

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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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13 Replies to “Shout Out Saturday #13 – keeping it local”

  1. Oh, my goodness Deb, on the amount of water. Scary. I really like the concept of your “Shout out” posts, Deb. My week is usually a blur with many positive influences and events and people. My shout out is to a friend who is taking care of her ill Mother. We managed to get out for a walk together this week for the first time since the beginning of the this year. She won’t read this, yet I hope she gets my loving, “shout out” vibes. Always a fun post. xx

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    1. Hi Erica, the water just kept rising so quickly! All gone now but more mess to clean up after the bushfire mess some are still dealing with. I’m so pleased with your shout out for your friend and I’m sure she’ll get the ‘vibes’ from us. Thanks for joining me 🙂

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  2. I’m giving a shout-out this week to the Victorian Government and the people of Victoria. We’ve done a sterling job in getting case numbers down from a high of over 700 to now zero for a number of days in a row – known as donut days. Things could have gotten out of hand if the Premier had budged and given in to those wanting restrictions lifted sooner, and if millions of Victorians had decided that their freedoms were more important than others’ lives. But the vast majority of people did the right thing and we’re now seeing that rewarded with zero new cases and a huge reduction in active cases across the state. It’s fabulous to be able to feel safe again when going out into the world – mind you, it’s only a very narrow part of the world but the feeling of safety is giving people like me (the cautious ones) more confidence to head outside into our 25km bubble. I haven’t been into a shop since they opened, but shopping wasn’t anything that ever excited me … but one day I might.
    And tomorrow I get my hair cut!!! That’s worth shouting about.

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  3. Well – the droughts and flooding rains poem comes to mind – or should it be “fires and flooding rains”? You’ve certainly had a rough time of it on a number of levels Deb – hope things start to turn around for you soon and there’ll be some sunshine, lollipops and rainbows in your near future. xx

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  4. Hi Deb, those floods look very worrying and we’re only at the start of storm season. I hope your home wasn’t affected. My husband’s up on our roof clearing gutters as we speak. We’re due for a big storm today. My week has gone well as my surgeon has finally allowed me to do yoga! Just in time for Sue Loncaric’s yoga retreat tomorrow. I’m so out of practise and my upper body is really feeling it, but I’ll build on that. Still not back at work though. Have a great week, Christina

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    1. It was so quick Christina and then subsided quickly as well. We were fine at our place thankfully. I hope you enjoyed Sue’s retreat, I look forward to hearing how it all went.

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