Welcome to shout-out #6
It’s time to share something!
1. A special little man turns 1
This time last year I was up here in Queensland waiting for news of the arrival of my newest (at the time) grandchild. This year I’m up here to celebrate his first birthday. Where has that year gone? A lot has certainly happened in that time!
He is almost walking, loves taking you for ‘walks’ as he practices his newfound skill, cruises the furniture, plays happily, loves his swing, reading books and gives lovely snuggly cuddles. He is a delight!
Huge shout-out to my daughter and SIL for their parenting during what has proven to be a testing year in many ways. Huge shout-out to Patrick for being such a sweet little man.
Let the party celebrations begin! We’ve made the cake and are ready to party, first birthday style 🙂
Tumbarumba has held an annual music, food and wine festival on the last weekend in February every year, called Tumbafest for the past 24 years. At one stage it looked like this year it wouldn’t happen, but despite COVID conditions it is going ahead, with smaller numbers and other restrictions in place.
We have been to every Tumbafest since its inception, usually in some form of volunteer capacity, but in recent years as mere spectators, along with family and friends. This year for the first time ever, we will miss it! Our grandson’s first birthday takes precedence.
I took this photo last week while out on a bike ride around town, and put it on my Facebook page, where it went ballistic (almost viral) with so many views and shares it’s not funny! This is where Tumbafest will be held, along the creekscape and park in town, behind the main street. It’s a beautiful place!
Shout-out to all the organisers and volunteers who help keep Tumbafest alive even in these tough times. Hope the many locals and visitors enjoy their weekend of fun.
3. Road Trippin’
When you drive 1700kms for a birthday party you need to stop along the way! We reached out to old friends we haven’t seen for a while and ended up stopping the night with them. It was so much fun reminiscing and catching up on the years. Ros and I met through Nursing Mothers ( a breastfeeding support group) when we had our first babies and have stayed in touch over the past 30 years or so.
A funny story – the Mathematician was walking the Kokoda Track in 2009 with a group of high school students and ran into Ros and Brian walking the other way! You couldn’t have planned to meet up like that but they randomly met on a hill in the middle of the jungle.
Shout-out to Ros for her friendship and support over the years, despite us not seeing each other in person for many many years!
4. Natalie’s Weekend Coffee Share
Natalie shares a Weekend Coffee Share #weekendcoffeeshare link up each weekend and I enjoy meeting other bloggers and reading their words. Natalie is a generous host and I encourage you to pop over and say hello and see what else you might find to enjoy.
Fun shout-out to Natalie for having us all over for coffee every weekend!
And just because I love a pun joke!
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. Something fun, something you’ve enjoyed….
We need all the good vibes we can get at the moment, don’t we?
You can read more about #ShoutoutSaturday in this post
You can leave a link to a post on your blog, or maybe something you’ve read on someone else’s blog, or simply share some good news, something you’ve enjoyed, or watched or you can just drop in to say hello. Join me for #ShoutoutSaturdayTweet
Anything really – it’s up to you!
Thanks again for all your support, here’s 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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