Welcome to shout-out #7 for 2021
It’s time to share something that’s made you happy!
1. Trek Bike shop in New Farm, Brisbane
A quick phone call and a booking was made for it to be looked at a few days later. I could still ride it, just without the pedal assist, but it took the fun out of riding for a few days. The Trek technician took 15 minutes to diagnose and fix the problem and I was back to smiling my happy smile again! And afterwards, we stopped for a lovely ride around the Boondall Wetlands and to nearby Shorncliffe, despite it being a hot and humid day! I didn’t care, I was back in action 🙂
Shout-out to the great service we received – I admit to being worried for a while there! #gobybike
2. Fanny Lumsden’s song for IWD
International Women’s Day was earlier this week and this song called Fierce, by local star Fanny Lumsden, hit the spot with me. Mainly because the words are so meaningful and she is an amazing talent. She also comes from a small town near Tumbarumba and we are all very proud of her! I’ll admit that I’m not usually into country music but I make an exception for Fanny. Listen to the clip below and let me know what you think. I’ve also included some of the lyrics.
To the women who raised me
Women who saved me
Women who pulled me into line.
Those who phased me
And those who betrayed me
May your pass be your wealth in time
To those who held out
Those who shout out
To those who cant but do it anyway
May you short-sheet the bed that they said you made.
Go be fierce you’re a force
Don’t let it run it’s course
Take up the space
Because this time is yours
Shout-out to Fanny for her words and music.
3. Happy Birthday to my sister
Every year on International Women’s day my (younger) sister also celebrates her birthday! She’s very special, so I think she deserves a shout-out don’t you? You can read her latest post on her blog here – Diary of a Distancer – week 53
There’s only 15 months between us so we’ve always been close. We often buy things that are similar without knowing the other one has done so and dress in a similar way without planning it. This birthday is a prelude to a special one and so we’ve had many discussions about ageing.
I love this meme, and although I’m ready to embrace it, she’s not there just yet!
4. Granny time
I have been fortunate, given the current travel restrictions around the world, to travel interstate to spend time with my grandson who turned 1 a few weeks ago. We had a great time with my youngest daughter and her husband for a few weeks.
We loved spending time with our grandson and celebrating his first birthday. My daughter took this candid photo of Patrick and I on the swing at a local park and it’s become my favourite shot from our time away. I think you’ll agree I look happy and my face just oozes joy and love. Patrick looks very comfortable and happy with Granny Debs too :).
Shout-out to my daughter for snapping such a lovely shot of us both and for being a great mother to Patrick. It’s not been easy with all the pandemic restrictions she’s had to deal with along the way and other issues as well, but she’s doing a great job. I just wish we lived closer so I could be more helpful and see her and Patrick more often. She’s been a great support to me in my blogging too and always reads my posts 🙂
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, what’s made you happy lately….
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!
Becoming bold is fun!
You can find all my Shout Out Saturday posts 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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