From my world to yours….across the planet and beyond

From my world to yours

Wherever you are in the world, whoever you’re with, whatever you’re doing, however you celebrate – I’m wishing you as happy a Christmas and holiday season as is possible, given the current constantly changing circumstances.

Many thanks for your continued support of my world. Blogging is an important part of my life and I couldn’t do it without you being a part of my world!

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2021 – what another year of anxiety, worry and concern – but also a year of love, kindness and gratitude!

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy time over the holidays and here’s hoping your plans work out.

A lot can happen in a year!

My fingers (and toes) are crossed, as we have family travelling from interstate, and Covid anxiety hits me every now and again, I seem to be expecting something to stop it from actually happening. I think that’s a result of the year we’ve had, with so much uncertainty and angst.

I’m really looking forward to a ‘white sand’ kind of Christmas with warm sunshine and family fun, yes, we’re off to the beach for a few days with some of our family. We’ll be missing key people again this year but they will be in our thoughts and in some cases with us, via technology.

with love from my world to yours 2021
with love from my world to yours – 2021

I haven’t seen my youngest daughter since February and my grandson has grown so much since I saw him for his first birthday back then. He only knows me though a screen at the moment. Here’s hoping we can build sandcastles with his cousins at the beach.

This is my last post for 2021, but never fear, I’ll be back early in the new year with a few roundup posts, plus the announcement of my Word of the Year for 2022!

Bold has been a great word during 2021 and I’ve totally embraced it.

I really do appreciate every one of you for your comments, your friendship, your generous shares and your non-stop encouragement, in what has been another challenging year.

Joy = Just Older Youth

Joyful Debbie Christmas 2021
Wishing you joy in your life

Take care – sending love from my world to yours.

Deb xx

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Debbie - mother of a 40 year old

Everyone has a story to tell! Deb is a young-at-heart & active 60+ blogger/retiree, after being made redundant from her 22-year career managing education programs in a men’s correctional centre (jail). She now spends her time reading, blogging, riding her ebike and travelling. Deb was awarded a Bravery Award from the Queen when she was 17 after a tragic accident – a definite life changing moment! She is married with 3 grown-up daughters & has 4 grandchildren. She never imagined being Granny Debs would bring so much joy to her life! You can read more of Deb’s story here

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50 Replies to “From my world to yours….across the planet and beyond”

    1. Merry Christmas to you Sue, we’re on our way and I’m really looking forward to seeing my family, some of us haven’t been together in over a year as you know. Thanks for your friendship and cheerleading during the year, I love having you along with me. Yes JOY – Just Older Youth – is a great description of us! Wishing you well for your Christmas with family. xx


  1. Merry Christmas Debbie! I hope it meets all your expectations. We decided not to gather as a large family this year because Omicron is surging in our area. Someone said that 2022 is read as “2020 too”. I just want to put 2020 and the pandemic in the history books! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks Carol, I don’t blame you for making that decision, it’s all a bit worrying! I heard that 2022 is 2020 too 🙂 Merry Christmas to you and thanks for your engagement during the year, it’s been great!

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  2. Hi Deb – you rocked “Bold” in every sense this year – despite all the added hurdles from covid and lockdowns. You’re going to have a fabulous time with your family over Christmas and I hope you get all the grandbaby and adult kid cuddles your heart desires! Merry Christmas and onward and upward into 2022! xx

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    1. Hi Leanne, as you know I have loved being bold this year and it’s been a highlight for me in what has been another challenging year. I’m really looking forward to having many of my family together for the first time in over a year. Merry Christmas to you and looking forward to seeing you in the blogging world again next year, Thanks for your friendship. xx


  3. Merry Christmas Debbie and hope your plans go according to plan!
    We are off to the UK on Dec 30 amid lots of uncertainty, with tests before and tests when we get there! But it will be wonderful to see my parents again and help them through the next few months

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  4. Merry Christmas Debbiie and Best Wishes for a Happy Healthy New Year filled with love and laughter. Yes, 2021 has been a year and a half with much to think about – we can only hope next year isn’t a rerun of others just gone. Here’s to a peaceful holiday season for you and your family
    Take care

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  5. I’m going to miss your Bold posts Deb but I’m looking forward to hearing your new word. It certainly has been another difficult. Let’s hope that in 2022 we can move away from covid concerns. Merry Xmas to you and your family. Stay safe and have a fun time. I look forward to connecting again in the new year

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    1. Oh Jen you are so sweet! Hope you can take on some of my Bold, I’m going to keep being bold now that I’ve started! Hoping 2022 will be better for you, especially in terms of family time. xx


  6. Merry Christmas Debbie! Enjoy your trip. I hope it goes off without a hitch. Spending time in person with your grandson–and on the beach no less–sounds lovely. We are returning to our traditional Christmas Eve party with all my siblings and their children and grandchildren. I admit to having some COVID anxiety. We’ve done what we can–vaccines and testing–now I’m trying to release my worries and let the Universe do her thing.

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    1. Thanks so much Christie, I’ve not been getting notifications of your posts for some time so I must figure out what’s happening there! Hope your family get together went well and I think Covid anxiety is a ‘thing’ now. Take care x


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