A big welcome to Shout Out Saturday
It’s not been the best week for us but there have been a few bright spots.
A bit like 2020 really.
My husband’s ebike, which was only 3 months old, was stolen off the back of the car where it was very much secured (in suburban Canberra) – unless you’re a thief determined to steal it in the dead of night that is!
What a blow it was to us, and then all the hassle of dealing with police, claiming insurance and the feeling of being kicked in the guts.
One of our daughters was unwell for days, ended up in emergency in hospital (not COVID related) and then had her credit card hacked.
Other family members were admitted to hospital, or are unwell – lots going on!
And on top of all that (there’s a lot more, but I won’t bore you), I lost one of a very special set of earrings. They were a tea cup and teapot and one is useless without the other 😦
What’s Shout Out Saturday all about I hear you ask?
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 very appropriate quote:
A thief is a thief, whether he steals a diamond or a cucumber.Indian proverb
So, as you can imagine, I had to dig deep to find some shout outs to share this week.
My Shout Out(s) go to:
1. My friend Leanne sent me this ‘jumping’ video
She knows my word of the year is JUMP and thought I’d like this video – it was just what I needed and brightened my day! I laughed and then wished I’d thought of doing it!
So a shout out to Leanne for being so thoughtful.
2. International Day of people with Disability
I wasn’t aware that Thursday 3rd December was International Day of People with Disability. IDPwD is a United Nations observed day celebrated internationally. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.
3. Insurance company
I never thought I’d be doing a shout out to an insurance company but after the week we’ve had, dealing with the insurance aspects of having something stolen was a much better experience than I was expecting. The people at GIO were caring, considerate and relatively easy to deal with.
I’m so pleased that I had taken out insurance with the ‘portable’ option so the bike was covered away from home. We now just have to find another bike to buy the Mathematician and bikes are relatively scarce at the moment.
Some good news
And then an email popped into my inbox at just the right moment.
Congratulations! Your photo ‘Together in 2020 but from a distance’ has been selected as part of the shortlist for the November edition of our free monthly photo comp!
You can also see the other shortlisted images here on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=australianphotographymag&set=a.3575280392563368
The image with the most likes by Monday December 14 at 12noon will win the People’s Choice Prize, which is a 12-month digital subscription to either Australian Photography or Capture Magazine. So make sure you share your incredible work with your friends on socials!
The overall winner will be selected by our guest judge and that will be announced on our website soon too.
The theme for the November photography competition was Together.
I’m very surprised and it’s definitely made me smile 🙂
I’m not asking you to vote for my photo but I do encourage you to pop over and have a look at the 33 shortlisted photos, as they are all fabulous, the link is above.
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 or given 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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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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