You’re amazing just the way you are

I’ve had so many amazing moments in recent weeks it means I’ve not had much time to blog but I’m here today!


I’m just home from spending a week in Brisbane with my daughter, son-in-law and grandson which was fabulous, although very humid! Eliza’s just started a new job so I went to help out – I didn’t need much persuading, let me tell you.

In between working we managed some fun times with an amazing pedicure thrown in. We went to the park (in the rain), scootered along the water, had milkshakes, walked to daycare, went to the gym, swimming and physio appointments, had brunch, shopped and I managed to fill in my time while everyone was out at work during the day. Unfortunately the weekend was wet and stormy so all the plans we had were thrown into disarray but it was OK just hanging out together. More than OK in fact!

Rockmelon kid
The Rockmelon Kid
Mother and daughter
Mother and daughter
amazing pedicure
An amazing pedicure


On the way home I stopped in with my daughter and her family in Canberra and we went out flying kites in the morning sunshine. By the way, the playground at the National Arboretum is amazing! Have you been there?

Challenging and exciting, POD Playground encourages children to climb, explore, learn and have fun. The playground features giant acorn cubbies, nest swings, banksia pods, music-making instruments and more, all surrounded by spectacular views.

A truly unique and adventurous playground designed to create wonder, imagination and enchantment, and to encourage activity and spontaneity in play. Source

We were to go out to see the balloon festival early in the morning but it was too windy for them to go up, so we used the wind for flying kites instead. So much fun for this Granny!

kite flying fun
me having some kite flying fun
let's go fly a kite
let’s go fly a kite – Granny and the kids!

In fact the most fun was had by the grown ups, as the kids were happy to run around and roll down the embankment, politely glancing up at the kite every now and again. They both had a turn of holding the string but secretly I think Sarah and I enjoyed the kite flying the most!

Tiobike fun

Yesterday, although I’d only just returned home I went out with the Mathematician for a triobike ride with a group of ladies from a local Friendship Group. I shared a apost from the Triobike Tumbarumba Rotary Facebook page with this comment:

Always happy to be involved in these outings and what a superb day for a ride! Although I’m not a ‘pilot’ of the triobike, I’m only too happy to volunteer as a support rider. Today Ed Lauder and I were the support riders for pilots Rob and Grant, helping passengers in and out, taking photos and being on hand to help out at road crossings. It’s good to see how busy the triobikes have been lately, many thanks to the volunteer pilots and support riders – we like to share the fun around! The ladies from the Rosewood Friendship Group had a great day.

Triobike ride
Triobike ride along the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail

It felt pretty amazing!


I saw this somewhere else and loved it – I feel it’s perfect for my Wake up and Be Amazing post today…

You quote

Thanks for your visit and remember, you’re amazing just the way you are!

How’s your Wednesday looking?

Deb xx

I’m joining Denyse for her Wednesday’s Words and Pics – another fun linkup.

Denyse's Wednesday word and pics contributor
Wednesday Word and Pics contributor

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Debbie in rock chick mode

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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43 Replies to “You’re amazing just the way you are”

    1. Oh Ali, that’s too kind of you to say we look like sisters! I think all my daughters look alike and I couldn’t lose any of them in a line-up as we are very similar. Eliza is the fairest of them but her hair is getting darker than her white blonde locks she had a child, as she gets older. The kite flying was great fun!

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  1. Your Grandchildren must love their fun Granny so much. You always seem to be making adventures and memories with them. What a lovely uplifting post. Thanks for sharing xx

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  2. We went to Perth to see our “kids” and grandgirls last weekend Deb and it was such a joy. Nothing beats time with your family – and I totally get why it was fine that it rained and you just stayed home for part of it. Those times of sitting and chatting and investing time in our grandies is what makes memories and creates our legacy (and brings a huge amount of joy).

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    1. I’m so glad you got to run with Rachel after being unwell, you both are amazing women with all you do! Thanks for your lovely words, I just like having fun 🙂


  3. There is nothing better than spending time with your family, right? I miss the days when my grands were little and needed their granny around. Nowadays, they’re all too busy with their lives…as they should be. But, a granny can always hope to be needed for something! And, that You…wow, how powerful is that message! I love it. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. I don’t have any of my family nearby so I always make time to enjoy them when I can Marsha. I don’t want my grandkids to grow up but I know they have to so I make sure I have fun with them 🙂 Us Granny’s are special!

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  4. Hi Debbie, gosh you have some fun times and you always look so smiley and happy. What lucky grandkids you have! It sure has been humid here in Brizzy hasn’t it? I am so looking forward to cooler weather whenever that might come! BTW you and your daughter are so alike!!

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    1. Thanks Min, I don’t have my children or grandchildren nearby so I make the most of any time I get with them. I came home pretty exhausted let me tell you!! I am generally happy and smiley, but do have my down days. Brisbane was too humid for me and I’m happy at home breathing in our crisp fresh air! Yes I’ve been told we look alike 🙂


    1. Yes Gail, it was good and I made the most of our time together. You know me I do like to PLAY when I can and kite flying was so much fun! I’ll pop over to your linkup soon 🙂 See you on the blogs tomorrow.


  5. Hi Deb. I’m so glad you had time to spend with your daughter and her family. We spent time with my son and Grand girls this past November, and it was fabulous. They were so interested in our travels, and it was so nice to talk to them. Thank you for sharing, Deb.

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  6. I do like that Donna Ashworth quote – what a lovely way to explain how just being you can affect so many other people.
    It sounds like you had so much fun on your visit with the family and I love how much you enjoyed flying your kite! There’s something quite challenging about keeping a kite airborne isn’t there?

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  7. What a great wake-up and be amazing post! Your time with the grands was perfect; weather doesn’t matter as it’s all about being together. It’s true that at this young stage we mean a lot to them but they do need us less as they age so it’s super important for all to spend time together now.

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    1. I know it’s a lovely age they’re at and they really enjoy our company, getting upset when we have to leave even! I love spending time with them 🙂


  8. So good to see this post and read about the fun of being with the grandkids and family too. Loved the pics. I think you get to do all the amazing stuff with these little people now and enjoy it so much because “as Mums” we didn’t always have the luxury. It was the case for me, to play much more with the grandkids when they were young. Great to see you link up your post for this week’s Wednesday’s Words and Pics link up at Denyse Whelan Blogs. Thank you for being part of the WWandP community. Denyse.

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    1. Thanks Denyse, your linkup gave me the impetus to write my post in the first place -words and pics 🙂 Playing with them is a real treat and as you say it’s probably because we’re not the mums at the moment and can relax more into our roles as grandparents.


  9. I love the Arboretum – it used to be a must to take the kids every visit to Canberra, and now I just go to trudge around and take in the view. So lovely. And yes, you are amazing, especially what you cram in to life. (Trying to get my act together for the book link up….I haven’t yet got back into writing at the moment).

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    1. Yes Lydia I agree, the Arboretum is a fabulous place for kids of all ages! I try and live a pretty full life with regular slow points just like many of us of a certain age 🙂


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