A big welcome back to Shout-out Saturday
Happy Saturday to to you wherever you are in the world.
It’s time to share some favourites.
I started #Shoutoutsaturday last year as an attempt to share some good vibes, have some fun and to allow you to share what you’ve found interesting during the week.
I decided to continue on with it this year and hopefully spread some joy.
But first what’s the meaning of giving a shout-out?
A shout-out is a short public acknowledgement of someone or something, especially by name. It’s usually to recognise someone in appreciation of them or something they did.
What’s Shout-out Saturday all about?
Shout Out Saturday is where I invite you to join me by leaving a link or a comment, to something that has had an impact on you recently:
You can leave a link to a post on 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….Tweet
- 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
For the first shout-out of the year I offer you these tasty morsels:
- The lamb advert. Every year (or so it seems), for Australia Day, the Meat & Livestock Australia release an advertisement for lamb, and I for one have always found them entertaining to say the least. This year is no exception, but once again it has upset a few people. I’ll let you be the judge.
Some background information that might help explain the ad:
A new spot from Australian Lamb imagines a future where social distancing has been cemented in society – literally – by erecting walls across state lines.
Opening with panoramas of an Australia bisected by vast barriers that recall the Berlin Wall, the spot is set in the year 2031. With its states separated, the ad predicts discord between those on either side.
Hope comes in the form of a nice roast lamb, however, as lonely citizens reconnect over barbecue passed through a crack in the wall. Inspired by the taste, the spot shows Australians uniting to tear down the walls with tanks, battering rams and pickaxes.
“2020 has been a year that has really tested the Australian spirit. For the first time in our history having hard borders between states has challenged how to stay connected as individuals and as a country,” says Graeme Yardy, the domestic market manager at MLA.Source
- Boundless Playground in Canberra
I went to this playground for the first time this week with my (very) pregnant daughter and 2yr old granddaughter. It wasn’t their first time!
It was a joy to see all the activities available and to play with the equipment which was well thought out, interesting, challenging and fun. There were lots of other families enjoying playground, and considering it was only just 9am when we got there, it’s obviously a popular hangout!
Boundless—The Centenary of Canberra National Playground is Canberra’s first all abilities playground, located on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin at Kings Park.
The Boundless Playground caters to different levels of ability. It is a place where children, young people and their families can play, socialise, explore, challenge physical limits and make new friends. Boundless is a free, state-of-the-art play space that is fun and inclusive of all children of all ages and abilities.Source
- Promoting staying active
A few of my favourite bloggers have written about innovative ways of staying active when we can’t do the type of travel we’ve been used to doing in the past. It seems virtual travel combined with exercise are becoming the new norm!
These are just two posts which are well worth reading:
Erica/Erika at Behind the Scenes photography – The Honeymoon Period
Sue at Women Living Well After 50 – Move it or lose it
And to finish off here’s a photo of my sunflower, grown from seed as part of my MOJO challenge last year. I love sunflowers, do you?
So there you have it – my week 1 of #shoutoutSaturday for 2021!
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? Please share.
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. Wishing you a great week ahead!
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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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