Tell Us About…Time

Tell Us About…

We are thrilled to announce a new monthly opportunity for bloggers to showcase their creativity.

Gail from Is this Mutton invited me, Deb from Deb’s World (Australia), Mary Katherine from MK’s Adventures in Style (USA),  Penny from Frugal Fashion Shopper (UK) and Jill from Grownup Glamour (Australia) to join her for a new monthly challenge “Tell Us About…”

On the third Thursday of every month we’ll respond to the prompt “Tell Us About XXX” which could be absolutely anything. And how we respond is also wide open.  It could be a blog post with our opinions or reminiscences; a poem,  photos. 

To start us off Gail has chosen the word TIME

Tell Us AboutTime  - 1
Tell Us AboutTime – 1

I once spent a whole year looking at TIME!

In 2019 I chose TIME as my Word of the Year (WOTY) and I wrote a monthly post sharing how I’d used my time, what I’d learnt and what was in store. I shared a variety of quotes, photos and thoughts.

These were some of initial thoughts when I chose the word TIME:

  • TIME for self
  • TIME for others
  • Take TIME
  • Make TIME
  • Give TIME
  • Lose the guilt in relation to TIME passing
  • Use TIME wisely
  • Try not to waste TIME
  • Down TIME
  • Limit TIME on social media
  • Make the most of TIME

The year of being more of Time was very useful and made me slow down and appreciate the time I spent on things. I tried to reduce wasting time, make the most of my time and to make time for others as well as myself.

I do like being punctual and would rather be early for something than late. I have tried to limit my screen time and set myself timers for when I’m doing things where time can just pass by in a flash.

I have definite times of the day/week – blogging time, reading time, family time, exercise time and down time. There’s always time for a cup of tea too!

You can find all my TIME posts from 2019 here, I’ve dedicated a whole page just to time!

Time is ticking…

As we age, it’s imperative that we use our TIME fully as we get to a stage where we have far more time behind us than in front of us – what a sobering thought that is!

In the meantime I’m all about making the most of my time with my WOTY for 2023 being Explore. I’m planning on making time to explore places, feelings, foods, books, music, relationships, creativity (like joining this challenge) and having fun while doing so. I’m all about being curious and adventurous!

Quote about time
Quote about time

Celebrating Time

This month the Mathematician and I have notched up 43 years since we said ‘I do’, that number blows my mind!

But then again, we are off to help our eldest daughter celebrate her 40th birthday in England in May this year – so it must be right!

In some ways I don’t feel much older than I was when we married – I was only 19! – but in other ways I am much older and wiser. Time has a way of marching on!

I know some people don’t like celebrating birthdays as the numbers get bigger but I’m in the camp of looking at the alternative to ageing! I’m happy to celebrate with friends and family and really don’t care who I tell that I’ve recently turned 62!

It’s important to me to celebrate milestones like birthdays and anniversaries – how about you?

Time – a quote

Time quote
Time quote

Time – a poem

I wrote this poem using magnetic tiles quite a few years ago for a challenge I was doing and it rings even truer today than it did back then!

Sweet friend of time
no need to be frantic
dream, soar, play
love life
and watch over me.

Deb's World
my poem about time
My magnetic poem about time

From our co-hosts

Gail from Is This Mutton is a stickler for punctuality but is gamely sharing a few times when she was late and had to do a walk of shame. It seems a few airports and senior executives were involved.

Gail's Maid of the mist
Gail’s Maid of the mist – Link:

Penny began her piece by looking at clocks but somehow ended up looking at the meaning of life. Wearing purple hats were involved!

Mary Katherine from mused on how our perception of time changes as we age.

Jill has taken inspiration from an art installation she viewed in Melbourne back in December and reflects on looking back at times past. 

Jill’s link –

Final thoughts

This post went places I wasn’t expecting it to go, I started out with an idea and it went in a completely different direction! do you find that happens sometimes?

I hope you’ve enjoyed my look at time through quotes, images and words.

What are your thoughts on Time?

Thanks for joining us and hopefully you’ll be inspired to join in!

Smiles 🙂

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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42 Replies to “Tell Us About…Time”

    1. Thanks for your encouragement Sue, you’re always a lovely cheerleader! Hope you are going OK and time is on your side :). I’d love you to join in, the next month is my choice which is PLAY.


  1. Hi Deb – you’re certainly on a blogging run atm with the link parties and prompts! I hope you enjoy this one as much as the others you’re doing and getting to know a new set of bloggers. Happy partying. x

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  2. Wonderful and a huge congrats on a great post and always jumping into new ventures and link ups. You certainly make good use of your time Deb. Love your poem towards the end. Have a wonderful time this year exploring Deb. xx

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  3. Hi, Deb – Congratulations on this new linkup. I like the idea of a unique prompt each month. I love that your post took you in a different direction than you had originally planned. Writing is like that – ideas and characters seem to take on a mind of their own.
    I especially enjoyed your magnetic poem.

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    1. Hi Donna, it was funny writing the post thinking it was going somewhere else! It really did take on a life of its own. The magnetic poem was a fun activity back in the day! Thank you x

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    1. Yes that quote was interesting wasn’t it Gail? I agree with you that we only really appreciate time as we get older. Thanks again for including me in this new challenge, it’s going to be fun!


  4. What a fabulous idea to have a word of the year! It must make you look at things differently, especially time! And I love that your word this year is explore…I bet that will encourage you to have so much fun! 42 years of marriage is wonderful, isn’t it? My husband I will celebrate 25 years this year (I’ve just turned 47) !
    Suzy x

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  5. It’s interesting that “time” was your word of the year. I may read some of those posts because I am working to change my relationship with time. Like you, I’ve never been worried about age or tried to hide it (I’m 59). And yes, it is a bit sobering knowing there is more behind you than ahead.

    This is a marvelous new challenge, and I had fun joining in.

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  6. Such an interesting read! I’m with you on celebrating birthdays. We can’t avoid getting older so we might as well make the most of an excuse to do something special! Thanks too for starting this new challenge. I’m more photographer than writer as you know, and I have a lot of challenges I like to do quite regularly, but I suspect you will lure me into joining the fun in due course – especially as it’s just monthly 😀

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    1. I completely agree Sarah, we may as well make the most of it and celebrate for all we’re worth! I like mixing up my blog with photography and words so hopefully it works ok! We may be adding a linkup to it for future posts, just to try and include others who want to join in.

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  7. Yes I enjoyed your look at time Debbie and especially liked the quote about the Bank of Time
    I should print that out and get it framed.
    I have to find time now to write a post, where to start though!

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    1. The first one was a ‘just do it’ and link to my post or leave your post in a comment but there are plans to do a link up for the next one with the topic ‘Play’. Hope you can join in.


  8. Oh, I want to join you gals for this series. Gail said she will be emailing the prompts. I can’t wait to see what February brings.
    You pick the most meaningful WsOTY and truly live them. Looking forward to seeing what you do with EXPLORE. Jump was such a fun WOTY when you chose it. You were a darling young bride but you are a beautiful wife, mother and grandmother. Congratulations on your 43 years of marriage.

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  9. “Sweet friend of time – no need to be frantic”
    Oh such a great poem (and post)
    And I love your approach to age and birthdays – I agree they should be celebrated
    And your posts reminds me that Paulina (former wife of The Cars Okasic) wrote a book called “filter” and I think it touches upon topics of time as mentioned in this post!

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