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Grab a drink, get comfy and jump in for a chat. I’ll even share some of my favourite scones with you (recipe included) 🙂
Thanks for dropping by, it’s always great to see you. These monthly chats are a fun way to collate the news of my world and help me realise that I don’t sit around doing nothing all day!
Let’s talk about jumping, music, riding my bike, spring weather, being a woman and more…..
Jump – is my WOTY
Reminder: My word of the year (WOTY) is Jump, so my monthly updates tend to use this as a theme. And I also try to capture a ‘jump’ photo each month.
It is with sadness that we farewelled Eddie Van Halen this month – he has inspired me with my WOTY this year with his song Jump and his action shot just says it all!
Mine not so much #challengeaccepted 🙂 – do you think this can count as my jump photo for October?? (By the way that’s me on the right, in case you’re unsure).
In October we had everything weather wise – cold, rain (we had flooding in town), hail, storms, and warm spring sunshine – thankfully no snow!
The garden got a bit confused but thankfully the weekend weather for the annual Spring Flower Festival was good.
It’s been a big month for our family with lots going on. Some I can’t talk about yet, maybe one day I will. I am fortunate to have lots of kind friends who keep in contact with me, send flowers and just show they care in many ways.
We had great memories of our time in Fiji three years ago, when my daughter and son-in-law got married in a fabulous and intimate destination wedding.
We managed to catch up with two of our three daughters (the other one is in England so sadly we won’t be catching up with her for a while) and two of our grandchildren. We had a few days together which was just lovely. I thoroughly enjoyed being with my family and watching the two little cousins meet and ‘play’ with each other was delightful.
The new grandbaby due early next year is progressing well and this week was the size of a bunch of bananas.
I’ve also enjoyed spending time with my mum who has moved closer to us. It’s a new experience having her so close! Hopefully my sister and brother-in-law in Melbourne can visit us soon, as they slowly emerge from a serious lockdown in Victoria.
I’m happy to report my leg/knee issue are slowly resolving themselves with help from my physio and regular remedial massages. It seems it’s in the bursa (bursitis) just below the knee and I’m doing all I can to help it mend itself. I might be able to walk briskly and run again one day!! Thankfully I am fine riding my bike and between us the Mathematician and I did over 800kms in October for my Walk for Prems fundraiser.
I’ve also had other annual checks with good results 🙂 It’s so important to stay up to date with these isn’t it?
I am Woman – words to live by!
I freely admit to starting the month singing along with Helen Reddy’s ‘I am Woman’ blaring in the car. Somehow it was on repeat as I drove an hour to visit my mother, so by the end of the trip I knew the words better than ever before and my throat was sore from all that singing ( not a symptom of Covid).
The words really appealed to me and they are as true today as they were back then. Take a listen for yourself and sing along – loudly!!
If I have to, I can face anything. I am strong. I am invincible. I am woman 🙂
Words to live by! RIP Helen Reddy.
I’ve had another great month of blogging, thanks for all the visits, comments and follows 🙂
I loved joining Becky’s Squares in October and I’ve kept track of my Becky’s Square posts here – it was a great community to join and I look forward to doing so again.
My #ShoutOutSaturday posts have been popular and I can’t believe I’m up to number 14 this coming Saturday!! Feel free to join in and share something or someone who has made you smile.
My favourite posts this month are these ones – please note they’re not necessarily the most popular ones! I usually choose posts that have meant something a bit special to me or were just fun to write.
Sharing some thoughts on ‘I Have Never’ for #lifethisweek. What’s on your list?
Where’s your happy place? #SundayStills
This year the 11th Annual Walk for Prems had to go virtual and I changed it up even more by riding my bike instead of walking! Read on to see what this great cause is all about 🙂
MOJO Month November
I am participating in a challenge this month with the Australian Writers’ Centre, called MOJO Month and will tell you more about it during November. It’s sort of like the NaNoWriMo, for those who don’t necessarily want to write a novel during November, but do want to write. The course has daily challenges and interesting insights, built around M for Mindset, O for Online, J for Juice and O for Operation. So far I’ve planted sunflower seeds and written a letter to my future self – as I said it’s very interesting and I look forward to seeing what each day brings.
My fail proof scone recipe
- 2 cups self raising flour
- 200ml milk
- 100ml thickened cream
Mix milk and cream together and add to the flour. Mix with a knife. turn onto floured surface ad knead lightly – about 2cm thick. Cut into circles and brush with a little milk or cream. Cook at 200 degrees for about 10 mins.
Fabulous light and fluffy scones 🙂
So, that was my month, how was yours?
I’m always interested in hearing your news, so let me know what’s been happening in your world.
Thanks for reading my news and being an important part of my world.
Take care and stay well.
Linking up with other bloggers from around the world for my version of A Sentence a Day
Previous monthly updates:
Jump into a new year – January
Jump in for a chat – March update
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A tragic accident at age 17, resulting in a Bravery Award from the Queen, didn’t deter Debbie from travelling the world. A young retiree, after being made redundant from her 22 year career managing education programs in a men’s correctional centre, she now loves reading, blogging, riding her ebike and a good cup of tea! Also known as Granny Debs to her 4 grandchildren.
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