A big welcome back to Shout-out Saturday
Happy Saturday to to you!
It’s time to share some of your favourites with us.
I started #ShoutoutSaturday during 2020, as an attempt to share some good vibes, have some fun and to allow you to share what you’ve found interesting or entertaining during the week.
I’m continuing on with it this year and will hopefully spread some more joy.
But first, what does giving a shout-out mean?
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.
So let’s get on with shout-out #2 for the year – so much to share, so little time!
Travelling under the Social Influence
This New Zealand ad about travelling under the ‘social influence is so funny! I know I’m guilty of some of these things, are you? Watch the clip below and tell me you laughed too:
I have bought a few pairs of these goodr lightweight and fun sunglasses, mainly for riding and running. They’re reasonably priced, light, colourful and fun, but after I had a few issues I contacted the company asking for suggestions. They were great to deal with and sent me these Pineapple Pain Killers as replacements. Aren’t they cool??
I bet you want a pair now too 🙂
Community Group Award for 2021
At the local Tumbarumba Australia Day awards our Rail Trail Committee were nominated as Community Group of the Year, and we won! How exciting is that?
There were so many worthy nominees and we recognise and congratulate them for their valuable work in our community.
The other good news is that Owen and Cathy Fitzgerald, who had the dream nearly 2 decades ago, were nominated as Citizens of the Year as well.
Winner of the best Community Group – The Tumbarumba Rosewood rail trail committee. After many years of hoard work negotiations, submissions and reports combined with countless meetings this group, headed by Owen Fitzgerald, finally saw their dream come true. The Tumbarumba to Rosewood” rail Trail was completed in April 2020. The fact that this is the first Rail Trail in NSW is a remarkable achievement and reflects the efforts and numerous frustrations experienced by this group. The result of their predictions, work efforts and site promotion can be seen by all. The recorded utilisation of the site is a true reflection of how this rail trail will remain as a long term tourist attraction. An economic asset for the shire. It will be the bench mark for any future rail trail development.
Photos show me with Cathy & Owen, accepting the award on behalf of the committee, and also my mother and sister were able to be with me on the day, so I got a photo of the three of us as well. It’s not all that often we are together!
Sea Shanty fun
My sister sent me this clip as she has jumped on board the Sea Shanty phenomenon and has become hooked on the various shanties being shared – it’s a lot of fun!
The singing style became a viral craze on TikTok this month largely due to a rendition of ‘Wellerman’ by postman Nathan Evans, whose online fame led to him quitting his day job after landing a major record deal. Source
In a year of surprises, one of the more pleasant was the recent runaway viral popularity of 19th century sea shanties on TikTok. A collaborative global response to pandemic isolation, it saw singers and musicians layering harmonies atop an original recording of Soon May the Wellerman Come by Scottish postie Nathan Evans.Source
The biggest shout-outs!
My daughter and son-in-law had a beautiful baby boy last week, Zachary, a little brother for Miss E, and we’re all smitten. There’s nothing like a new baby to make you go all gooey inside is there? I shared some photos in this Wordy Wednesday post.
The Mathematician has a birthday this weekend and I’m reminded of the song by The Beatles – When I’m 64 – I wonder why?
I’m sure you’ll all join me in wishing him a very happy birthday!
Will you still need me, will you still feed meSource
When I’m sixty-four
What’s my 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
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!
So there you have it – my week 2 of #shoutoutSaturday for 2021!
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!
It’s never too late to become BOLD!
All my Shout Out Saturday posts to date, can be found here
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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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