It’s all about ME


My name is Debbie

I’m an Australian midlife, travel, adventure and lifestyle blogger. 

Welcome to my ‘About Me’ page.  

This is me!

Who am I really?

I am a bit quirky, full of energy,  enthusiastic, into social media, sharing things and looking for the positives. 

I am Debbie –  a wife; mother; daughter; sister; friend; blogger; reader; runner; walker; cyclist; Rail Trail enthusiast; traveller; Rotarian; Whovian; former teacher.

UPDATE: I’m now a grandmother too – as of 11 September 2018 – I am known as Granny Debs to baby Emilia  – our first grandchild 🙂

And I’m a retiree!!  A very young retiree at 56 – it wasn’t my choice believe me!

57 years bold
57 years bold

I’ve been called a humming bird on speed and WonderWomanDebz.

WonderWoman Debs! Get it?


The Mathematician and I have three beautiful daughters who are all grown up now and making their own way in the big wide world. I like to write about my family sometimes.  I am very proud of my posts where I have compared our lives at age 28, 30 & 25.  I also compared the life of my mother and me at the age of 53.

My youngest daughter wrote a post about me and she is my first ever guest blogger. I’m thrilled with it! My eldest daughter is a travel blogger too at The Wandering Darlings and wrote a great post about her Travel Loving Parents – us!  It’s a fantastic read 🙂

I have enjoyed being the MOB (Mother of the Bride) twice now and our latest wedding was in Fiji!  It was amazing fun!

I am a grandmother now as well, to a gorgeous baby girl, Emilia Jane born in September 2018.

Granny Debs
Granny Debs

Work and Retirement:

Up until December 2016  I managed the delivery of Educational programs in a minimum security correctional centre for males. I have blogged about a lot of things over the years – but I never really mentioned my work in the gaol. That all changed when the government decided to outsource Education services in gaols (jails) to an external (cheaper) provider.  This meant my job was made redundant, along with hundreds of others across the state.  These professional educators were replaced by clerks, on a lower salary rate with no education qualifications required, and they do basically the same job that I had been doing for over 20 years.

I did not take well to these changes and experienced an array of emotions, as you can imagine.  I have written a few posts about the situation and if you want to see what I’m talking about click any of these links – Education beats crime every day, On being made redundant, Jailhouse Blues and  Mantra for the future.

On the plus side my husband, the Mathematician, retired from a teaching career spanning 39 years in January 2017, so we now have lots of time to do things together, while we are still young enough!

I’m pleased to say our first year of retired life went exceptionally well!

Running and cycling:

I am into keeping healthy and have learnt how to run again. I regularly walk, run or cycle and I feel fantastic as a result of my efforts. I sometimes blog about my  running journey and cycling holidays.

Adventure and Travel:

Travelling is in my family’s blood and I love to blog about our travels.  Now that we’re retired we have lots more time to indulge in this passion. I have a page dedicated to our adventures and travels.

As at May 2018 we embarked on the trip of a lifetime, what I’m calling our Odyssey, travelling for 3 months to UK, Iceland and Europe. I’m recording our travels in weekly posts – you can find them here if you’re interested! Our Odyssey posts all in one place.  Iceland was a real favourite – so much so I wrote a post (tongue in cheek) 10 reasons why you definitely shouldn’t visit Iceland. 

Top Retirement Blogger
Top Retirement Blogger


I’m also an avid reader and try to document all the books I read during the year (it serves to remind me of what I’ve read!) on my reading page. I’m in a book club and enjoy reading books I may not have normally looked at.


I love taking photos while I’m out and about and will often include these in my posts.  I used to participate in the Weekly Photo Challenges most weeks but WordPress has since ceased offering that challenge. I now link up to Terri’s Sunday Stills instead 🙂

I enjoy Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest and you can see my links to all these on my Contact page .

In 2017/2018 I also participated in a 52 week photography project. It was a fun, creative project and made me think outside the square at times, as well as improving my skills.

10 things you may not know about me:

  • I love all things orange and yellow.
  • I love a good cup of tea – black, very weak and a dash of honey!
  • I live in a small rural town in NSW (Australia) and enjoy our easy lifestyle.
  • I have a compulsion to step on crunchy leaves and bark just to hear the satisfying crackle/crunch. I’ll go out of my way to step on a suitable looking candidate. I’ve recently added jumping in puddles to this compulsion. I wrote a post about it called Big Debbie’s Purple Boots based on a children’s book.
  • I completely lose myself when reading a good book.
  • I like helping others and doing good in the world – being a Rotarian helps satisfy this urge.
  • I have a Bravery Award from the Queen.  Here’s a post that tells the story.
  • I hate spelling mistakes but sometimes do make them (horror!).
  • I was called a Humming Bird on speed by a work colleague and it’s now stuck to me.
  • I was told that inmates (and some staff) within the the correctional centre found me to be  very intimidating – you have no idea how much this amused my daughters! I’m not really scary, I promise!


I’ve just found out that I’ve been nominated in the Best Lifestyle Blog for the 2019 Annual Bloggers Bash Awards!  I’m over the moon and thank whoever nominated me.  Congrats to all those other awesome bloggers who have also been nominated across all 10 categories and best wishes to everyone.  I’m way out of my league here but I’m thrilled just to have been nominated 🙂

Nominated in Best Lifestyle Blog category
Nominated in Best Lifestyle Blog category

In May 2018 I was place Runner Up in the Hidden Gem category at the Annual Bloggers Bash Awards in London!  I was thrilled to be there to meet other like minded bloggers and make new friends.  You can read all about it here – Annual Bloggers Bash Awards.

Annual Bloggers Bash Awards
Annual Bloggers Bash Awards

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So,  after reading all that, if you’d still like to follow my blog – then please feel free to come along for the ride!

I’d love to hear from you. Leave me a comment to say hello 🙂

Are you on Instagram? Check out Deb’s World here: Instagram for photo updates

You can also find Deb’s World on other social media platforms below – let’s stay in touch!

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You can contact me here – just click this link

Please note:  All text and photos are © Debbie Harris, unless otherwise stated. Do not copy/paste any material found here. Linking is acceptable. Please respect this site and do not abuse it or the contents within. You can contact me by email:

  One thought on “It’s all about ME

  1. January 10, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Hello Debbie. Interesting job in the centre. Looked at your About Page via the zerotohero forum. Good luck for your goals in 2014. And yes, the rhyme is fine (another one ;-))

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    • January 10, 2014 at 11:07 pm

      Thanks for your comment. Enjoyed reading your page too.

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  2. January 16, 2014 at 4:32 am

    Hi Deb
    I’ve really been enjoying your blog. I especially like your comparisons to your daughters and mum when you/they were the same age. So, when I was asked to nominate blogs for the Liebster Award, you were one of my nominations. I don’t know if you have decided whether or not to accept Awards for your blogs but just in case you do…
    the details are on


  3. January 19, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    My dear, my sweetheart, my darling… I have nominated you for the Liebster Award!!


    • January 23, 2014 at 8:31 pm

      Thanks so much Eliza…I am thrilled to accept this award and will get around to replying properly very soon. You’ve made my day!!


  4. January 22, 2014 at 6:11 am

    I have nominated you for a Liebster award to see the details go to my blog.


    • January 23, 2014 at 7:52 pm

      Thanks so much! I haven’t been too sure about these awards but have decided to just go with it. I will try to follow the instructions!


    • January 23, 2014 at 8:14 pm

      Thanks so much!! I am very pleased with your nomination and will try to get my replies done soon! Much appreciated.


  5. January 23, 2014 at 5:49 am

    I’m sure you’ve already been nominated for the Sunshine Award but, just in case you haven’t, I’ve nominated you for it because your blog makes me smile.


    • January 23, 2014 at 8:29 pm

      Thanks so much!! I am in the process of getting around to replying but want to say that you made my day!!


  6. January 24, 2014 at 5:57 am

    Hi Deb,
    I also wanted you to know that YOU are my 100th fellow labmate in my ‘experiments’. Thank you so much once again! I think you’ve inspired me for an idea…it’s started ticking in my brain right now…will keep you posted in case it works out…. Cheers!


    • January 24, 2014 at 7:55 am

      Hi Preeti, I feel very special now!! Hope your ‘inspiration’ works out for you. Keep blogging and I look forward to following your experiments.


  7. Su Leslie
    March 24, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Thanks for the follow; much appreciated.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. April 11, 2014 at 4:29 am

    With a name like that, it had to be Oz 🙂 But not the wizard.

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  9. June 22, 2014 at 9:12 am

    I just finished reading your three blog entries comparing yourself to your three daughters at their ages, respectively. Wow! I loved reading them and I can see why they are three in which you are most proud (the blog entries, not the daughters, although I am sure you are most proud of them as well!). I especially like the fact that you were honest and straightforward about who you were. Oftentimes, we read either a grossly exaggerated, hubris-filled description of oneself, or a blog entry full of self-deprecating humor; yours is a breath of fresh air.
    I have to admit, Ima gonna steal your idea 😉 I have two daughters of my own, ages 21 and 22, and I can’t believe that I never thought to sit down with them and talk about who I was when I was their age, I mean, really talk.
    Thank you for allowing your readers a peek into your life. ~v.

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  10. June 22, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Wow, I am honoured that you read them and enjoyed them so much. I loved writing them and talking with my daughters about our lives. I am thrilled you are going to ‘steal’ my idea and look forward to seeing the results if you decide to share. Thanks again for your kind words, you made my day. 🙂

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  11. September 10, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Debz, we’re practically neighbours!


    • September 10, 2014 at 7:19 pm

      How about that and we both live in small towns too. Nice to find your blog and will keep checking in. Thanks for the comment!! 😊

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  12. December 14, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Thanks so much, Debbie, for stopping by and deciding to follow! I do hope you enjoy what comes into your email box. It still amazes me that two people (like us) who live on opposite sides of the world can touch base with each other so easily! 😀

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    • December 14, 2014 at 10:07 am

      I know, it’s hard to imagine sometimes, just how small the world is. 😊

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  13. January 9, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    Hi Deb

    Glad to be able to stumble upon your blog and I absolutely love it. Travelling makes us joyful, adventorous and teaches us to remain happy. I read through some of your stories and they are beautiful. I loved Cheddar too, we want camping for 3 days in the same village last summer. Oh my my what a beautiful tiny little village.

    Happy Travelling!!!


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    • January 10, 2015 at 9:23 am

      Thanks for stopping by and for following! I’m so glad you stumbled upon my blog 🙂 Always like hearing that people like Cheddar, it certainly is a lovely little village.
      All the best to you.

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  14. January 12, 2015 at 1:11 am

    “Humming bird on speed” — made me smile. Thank you for slowing down enough to stop by and follow my blog! 🙂

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    • January 12, 2015 at 7:27 am

      Haha! I had no idea that’s how I was seen by others, it’s always interesting to find these things out isn’t it? Look forward to following your blog.

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  15. February 16, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Well HI THERE! From way over here in Michigan. Thanks for following my blog. If I can figure out how to do it I’ll follow yours! 🙂 🙂 I am SO not technical. I have a running friend that we call the Energizer Betty (from the old battery adds that featured the Energizer BUnny that just kept going and going and going…) …I think you might be a younger version of her! She ran a marathon on her 70th birthday. AMAZING. I used to run..then I broke my foot. Then I ate too much. Now I think about running. Some of the time. Sigh. ANYWAY, nice to meet you!

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    • February 16, 2015 at 5:11 pm

      Nice to meet you too. Haha, not sure I could run a marathon now let alone when I’m 70! You managed to follow my blog so you are going well. I look forward to following your blog with interest!


      • February 17, 2015 at 4:27 am

        LOL…me either. I have trouble jogging to the end of the driveway now days.

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  16. March 2, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Hi Debbie, I’ve nominated you for the five day black and white photo challenge. Blogging is all about having fun so taking up the challenge is, of course, optional. The guidelines are straightforward. In fact there are only two:
    1) On 5 consecutive days create a post using either a past or recent photo in B&W.
    2) Each day invite another blogging friend to join in the fun.

    Here’s the link to my response to the challenge

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  17. May 31, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    Hello, Deb, nice to meet you! We live in Northern Illinois. Thanks, for following my blog. I haven’t many posts there yet and need to be more active there. My hubby and I are both retired and have been traveling often to Puerto Rico where we hope to start spending long term. We used to go to Jamaica quite often. I would absolutely love to travel to Australia, such a beautiful country! My husband’s mother and husband were stationed there for 10yrs. with McDonald Douglas but that was probably 30+ years ago. Sorry, I didn’t mean to write a book on your site, lol! Take care!

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    • June 1, 2015 at 8:52 pm

      Great to meet you. Thanks for stopping by and saying hello. Look forward to staying in touch.


  18. June 9, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    Think you’re up for this challenge (because I nominated you)? Check it out at


  19. estelea
    June 18, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Thanks for passing by my blog and leading me to yours 🙂 Happy to follow your inspiring adventures..

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 18, 2015 at 10:11 pm

      Thank you for the follow and kind words. Looking forward to reading your posts too.

      Liked by 1 person

  20. June 23, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Hi Deb…I just nominated you for the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge. If you choose to participate, you can get the info. on my blog at

    Liked by 1 person

  21. June 24, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    I’m right there with you on spelllling mistakes! But not orange and yellow…

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    • June 24, 2015 at 5:28 pm

      Great comment – thanks! At the moment with winter being upon us, a bit of colour is very welcome.

      Liked by 1 person

  22. July 18, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Hey Debbie. I found your blog from the blog party and reading through some of post makes me smile. No wonder you have so many comments. You got an exceptional way to put feelings into words. Keep the work up and enjoy the party!

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    • July 18, 2015 at 10:15 pm

      Thank you so much, you’ve made me smile by leaving me such a lovely comment.

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  23. July 21, 2015 at 8:35 pm


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    • July 21, 2015 at 8:39 pm

      Thanks – I hope this is a good ‘wow’ 🙂

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      • July 21, 2015 at 8:40 pm

        Absolutely a great WOW! You inspire.

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        • July 21, 2015 at 8:42 pm

          Just looking at your site now!! Looks great.

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          • July 21, 2015 at 8:43 pm

            Thank you. And I am on your site!

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            • July 21, 2015 at 8:50 pm

              Snap! Thanks for the follow and I’ve followed you back. Looking forward to seeing your posts now.

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              • July 21, 2015 at 8:56 pm

                You are welcome and thank you.
                You have such an excellent and interesting website reflecting a very interesting lifestyle and philosophy about it.

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                • July 21, 2015 at 8:58 pm

                  Thank you. I really appreciate your comment as it’s hard to know how others see your site. I also like your posts and your goals.

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  24. August 30, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Hi Deb, thanks for the follow. Interesting to hear you work in Corrections. It is a rewarding environment to work in…at times

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    • August 30, 2015 at 10:52 am

      Thanks for your comment and stopping by my blog. Yes it can be a rewarding environment and also quite challenging. Do you have similar experience?


  25. September 18, 2015 at 12:33 am

    Hi, Debbie, and thanks for following my blog! Always nice to meet another Debbie, isn’t it?! Now I’m off to browse through some of your posts. Looks like you have some interesting things going on here!

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 20, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      Thanks Debbie – I agree that it’s always nice to meet another Debbie. We are lovely people – and I’m not biased at all!


  26. October 12, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Hello, Deb! Just clicking around the blogosphere and commenting on blogs that I think are fun and interesting, and you’re one of them. October is my birthday month, so consider this an invitation to my month-long birthday party. Hope to see you over at That’s So Jacob sometime! Ciao for now!

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  27. December 1, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Hi Deb, so glad I have stumbled across your lovely blog. I am totally loving all your posts and beautiful photos. And I feel like I resonate with you. Look forward to following your continuing journey.

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 1, 2015 at 6:21 pm

      Thanks Miriam, I’ve just been checking out your blog too and feel the same way!! I’m glad you stumbled onto my blog too 🙂 Look forward to further posts

      Liked by 1 person

  28. March 3, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    So fastest hummingbird in the east, I’m very grateful for the follow. Thank you.

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  29. March 5, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Hi Deb. Thanks for visiting and following Flying Goannas. I hope you enjoy our travels. When I read your profile I thought for a moment you were a friend of mine named Deb who works in a correctional facility. I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts.

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    • March 5, 2016 at 9:51 pm

      Hi to you too, thanks for the follow. I hope you enjoy my ramblings. I’m so glad to have come across your blog.


  30. March 21, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    I admire your About Me page Deb. I like the way you describe yourself, it makes me see a glimpse of your personality. Keep it up!

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    • March 21, 2016 at 5:44 pm

      Thanks for your comment – much appreciated! I’m glad to hear that my personality peaks through in my words. 😊

      Liked by 1 person

      • March 21, 2016 at 5:47 pm

        You’re most welcome. I just followed your blog. You may also want to check out mine. Any comment, suggestions, and constructive criticism would be highly appreciated.

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  31. March 21, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Hi Debbie,
    Nice to meet you. Your website looks great and I will be back to read more later. Thanks.

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 21, 2016 at 5:45 pm

      Thanks Kerri, you are welcome to visit any time. Hope you enjoy the comment boot camp.


  32. March 21, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Hello Debbie

    Nice to meet you. I came across your blog through commenting bootcamp.
    Looking forward to reading your posts. Btw, nice about page.

    Have a great day!
    Arcane Owl

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    • March 21, 2016 at 6:38 pm

      Hello! Many thanks for your comment and for visiting my blog!! The boot camp should be a good source of information and networking. Looking forward to visiting your blog too.


  33. GeorgieMoon
    March 21, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Well, anyone who likes travel, loves the colour orange, and has won a bravery award from the Queen sounds wonderful! I am doing the WordPress Bootcamp comment thingy and need to find new blogs to comment on. You are helping me out here, thank you. I just found you on the Commons page. Your blog looks very interesting and I look forward to reading more about you.

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    • March 21, 2016 at 11:08 pm

      Thanks very much for your kind words. I found some great new bloggers too and it’s only day 1! I’ll drop by and check out your blog too. Glad I could be of assistance 😊😊

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  34. March 22, 2016 at 4:27 am

    Hi, Deb! Found your blog, thanks to the Commenting Bootcamp, and I enjoyed your site. I will follow and check back often. Nice meeting you here. 🙂

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    • March 22, 2016 at 6:40 am

      Thanks Mark, nice to have you along. The boot camp has been a good way of meeting others and checking out different blogs – and it’s only day 1!


  35. GeorgieMoon
    March 22, 2016 at 9:15 am

    I’m still working through your lovely blog. Is this a custom site? I would love to have my blog archives listed like you, with a photo, in grid form. You have been blogging a while, well, much longer than me, and you seem to know lots and lots!

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    • March 22, 2016 at 7:14 pm

      Hi Georgie, my site is a premium theme called ‘Traveler’ and I’m glad you like it. It suits me and what I blog about. I like the grid layout too. I’ve just left a comment on your post thanking you for mentioning my blog. I have been blogging for a while but working full time and being involved in lots of other things, means I have to be organised with it all. I don’t know about me knowing lots and lots though 🙂 I have done a few of the other blogging u courses and gained a lot of information from them and met some amazing bloggers. Now I’m following you too!!

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  36. March 22, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Hi Deb! First of all, I want to thank you for visiting and following me. As a new blogger, I’m still amazed whenever I get a new follower. I suppose confidence will come with time. This about page is fantastic…I love it. It clearly explains who you are and your vibrant personality definitely comes through. We are alike in some ways, but not in others. I’m an introvert and don’t like leaving the house much. Whereas, you sound like an adventurer who lives in a cool country. But, opposites can often help one another by filling in those voids each one lacks. Not that you lack anything!

    Anyways, thanks again for stopping by, and you can be sure I will be visiting here again too! 🙂

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    • March 22, 2016 at 4:49 pm

      Thanks so much for your lovely words Melissa! It is hard when we get started to realise that others may be interested in our blogs and ramblings, I’m still surprised like you are when people follow my blog. I’m sure we can be of help to each other and I look forward to following your progress too. Thanks again.


  37. March 22, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    What a fun About page. You cracked me up with the hummingbird-on-speed label 😀 I would love to know more about your Bravery Award 🙂

    I too get completely absorbed in a good book to the point where hungry husbands and household chores cease to exist. I will also deliberately step on crunchy leaves – although living in a desert with not many shedding trees can put a damper on that particular hobby.

    Will definitely be back to read more.

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    • March 22, 2016 at 6:41 pm

      Hi Diya, thanks so much for leaving me such a lovey comment and for the follow. It’s nice to find your blog and I’ll be back. I’m not surprised that the desert doesn’t have many crunchy leaves!!

      Liked by 1 person

  38. March 22, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Simply loved your blog, it’s so lively and full of energy.

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 22, 2016 at 9:15 pm

      Thanks so much!! I’m delighted that you think so. I just love blogging and find it a great way to relax and get creative. All the best to you.


  39. Aka MaKenzye
    June 13, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Hey I nominated you for the Lovely Blog Award.. for the info see here:


  40. June 19, 2016 at 8:44 am

    The first thing I look at when scouting a new blogger is their ‘About’ page. Loved yours. Found you through the weekend blog party. Hi from North Carolina, USA.

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    • June 19, 2016 at 9:02 am

      Welcome to my world all the way from the land down under. Nice to meet you. Thanks for the comment, I do something very similar. It lets me see something of the blogger and if I like what I see I press follow. I found a few new blogs from the blog party too. Enjoy the weekend.


      • June 19, 2016 at 9:08 am

        Was down under in November and December on a cruise out of Sydney. 13 days around New Zealand and 12 days around Fiji and New Caledonia. Created a bog entry for each day of the cruise.

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  41. Aka MaKenzye
    July 3, 2016 at 3:42 am

    Hey i had a site change, when you get a moment check it out and subscribe/follow, its all my beloved randomness with more to come


  42. September 7, 2016 at 10:39 am

    One of the most fun ‘About’ pages I’ve read in a long time. You had me at Whovian 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 7, 2016 at 4:56 pm

      Thanks so much Joanne!! I must take another look at it to make sure it’s up to date 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  43. October 1, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Thanks for following my blog Deb and I’d love to ‘come along for the ride’ on yours. I’m looking forward to ‘speeding’ along! x

    Liked by 1 person

    • October 1, 2016 at 5:09 pm

      Thanks Wendy and welcome!!

      Liked by 1 person

      • October 1, 2016 at 5:13 pm

        Thank you and welcome to my site too. I’m looking forward to sharing some inspirations.. x

        Liked by 1 person

  44. October 9, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    OMG I must have been too shy to even leave a like in the early days of reading posts. SO I have liked now and re read it. I have re read it and My goodness. Number & Deb, is there a corresponding post for that? For number seven? And I thought WTF is a whovian ? Looked it up to discover I am one too. Not up to date – but a fan none the less, Do you know this blogger’s work?


  45. December 15, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    What a nice intro, Deb! You are indeed a versatile personality with a lively heart and and an adventurous spirit! I m so glad to connect with you! 8)

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    • December 15, 2016 at 10:27 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments. Always glad to meet new blogging friends! Welcome 😊

      Liked by 1 person

      • December 15, 2016 at 10:49 pm

        Ya, It’s always a pleasure to meet new blogging friends! Thank you so much, Deb! 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  46. dconnollyislandgmailcom
    January 7, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    Very inspiring About Page! I can’t wait to read more!

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 7, 2017 at 5:54 pm

      Thanks so much, I was just over at your page reading some of your posts too!

      Liked by 1 person

  47. January 11, 2017 at 2:08 am

    Fascinating bio Deb! Orange is my favourite colour and I love tea, and many of the things you mention. Funny you love crunching leaves for the sound, my love for high heels stemmed from the clacking sound the heels made hitting pavement when I was a tiny child, lol. Nice to connect. I’m now following. 🙂

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    • January 11, 2017 at 9:14 am

      Thanks Debby! We seem to have a few things in common along with our names. I must admit I’ve never been a high heel wearer though 😊 it’s great to connect!

      Liked by 1 person

      • January 11, 2017 at 12:22 pm

        We can’t have everything the same or we wouldn’t be interesting. Lol 🙂

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  48. January 20, 2017 at 3:26 am

    Hello! I see you like Thursday Doors and other wordpress challenges almost as much as me! When I saw your name was Deb Harris, I wondered if you were my sister in law, who has the same name as you, and who I’ve rather lost touch with since my brother died, but I can see that you are definitely not! But you sound a lovely person and I’m looking forward to reading more of your blog!

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    • January 20, 2017 at 10:49 am

      Thanks for your great comment! I can assure you I’m a nice person 🙂 I do enjoy the WordPress challenges and Thursday Doors when i can get a good photo worth sharing. I hope to see you around the blogosphere in the future, I always enjoy your posts by the way.

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  49. February 13, 2017 at 12:41 am

    It’s a genuine pleasure to meet you, Deb.
    You sound delightful!

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    • February 13, 2017 at 7:51 am

      Thank you very much for your lovely comment. I can assure you I’m just as delightful in real life too. 😉


  50. February 19, 2017 at 1:48 am

    Just caught up on your enforced retirement, sorry to hear that. It happened to me last year, but you know it was just the best thing really. I was sitting out a job I loved and was very good at for a company whose upper management had changed and cared not a jot that my role led to a smooth operation and no complaints. I was invisibly working, in fact so invisible that when the financial cuts came they could lose me…some satisfaction in knowing 6 months down the line, it’s chaos 🙂 But, I haven’t looked back and I’m loving it, trying not work, but if I have to so be it. Take care and enjoy, it’s a hugely rewarding time, like payback for all those years of graft!

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    • February 20, 2017 at 5:54 pm

      Thanks for your comment Vicky, I’m sorry it happened to you too but I’m glad you are enjoying your retirement too. I like your thinking too….stay happy 🙂

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  51. February 22, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Hi Debbie. Wow, thank you for sharing. We are so happy to have found your site and are now able to tag along on your journey. Its going to be fun seeing the world through the eyes and words of “a hummingbird on speed”, lol.

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 27, 2017 at 6:26 pm

      Haha!! It’s a fast paced life we lead. Looking forward to seeing your posts too. Thanks so much for the support 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  52. February 23, 2017 at 7:26 am

    Great site!
    Many thanks for stopping by and following my Travel and Photography site. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  53. March 6, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Hi, thanks for following Talk About Pop Music. I hope you enjoy the tunes! Don’t forget you can follow my personal blog at if you’re brave enough. Cheers, Steve

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  54. March 8, 2017 at 5:40 am

    Hi Debbie, thanks for joining the Author/Blogger Rainbow Support Club. Looks like we have lots in common, I love travel, photography, and reading too. Will send you details about the club soon Do you have FB so I can add you to the group page? My email is🙂

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  55. March 9, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Hi Debbie! Thanks a lot for the follow!
    Awesome blog here! 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  56. April 13, 2017 at 1:20 am

    You have a wonderful blog! Look forward to reading more of your posts. And #4, #5 and #8, I am totally with you 😀
    And just from reading this page I can guess – your enthusiasm must be contagious 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 13, 2017 at 7:42 pm

      Thanks for your lovely positive comment on my blog. I’m glad you can get a sense of my enthusiastic nature through my words and pictures. Hope you enjoy reading through my posts 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  57. Jo
    May 23, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Hi Deb, just noticed on your instagram that you’re from Tumba- which is where my family is from (my maiden name is Lyons)…so dropping by to say hi.

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 23, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      Hi Jo! Lovely to hear from you. Yes I am from Tumbarumba, we’ve been there for 26 years now. I know some of the Lyons families in town. 😊

      Liked by 1 person

      • Jo
        May 23, 2017 at 8:45 pm

        Yep, my dad is one of those brothers…

        Liked by 1 person

  58. July 22, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Glad to have connected with you through Big Up Blog Debbie. Lorelle X

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 22, 2017 at 7:36 pm

      Isn’t it a great way to meet other bloggers? Lovely to meet you too.

      Liked by 1 person

      • July 22, 2017 at 7:38 pm

        It sure is. I have made some wonderful connections. I never imagined how many people I would connect with in only two months of blogging. It’s amazing and I am loving it Debbie. X

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        • July 22, 2017 at 7:40 pm

          I’m so glad you are enjoying it and this group is the best thing to have happened to my years of blogging. I’ve followed you too so look forward to reading more.


  59. July 28, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    Somebody should give the government a good hard slap for all this outsourcing and dumbing down. If you figure out a way to deliver it, I volunteer to be the somebody.

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  60. October 12, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Hi Deb! What an inspiration you are to me! I have only started my blog about two months ago and I am still new to all of this! I love how much personal information you are giving. What do they say? You’ve godda put it all out there right!

    I am sorry to have read about your work situation. If I can add two cents for my thoughts it is that I recently also discovered that sometimes God makes things not work out to give us time. Time to spend with Him, time to enjoy our family and time to truely live up to our calling! And boy are you inspiring!

    Best of luck with your time to come and I’ll be following your blog along with several others!


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    • October 13, 2017 at 8:00 am

      Thanks for dropping by and leaving me a lovely comment!! Welcome along and good luck to you with your blog. I’ve been to visit and am now following along.
      In regards to personal info I just tell it like it is. I forget sometimes that it could end up anywhere but have had nothing but positive feedback so far. It’s a good way to document my thoughts.
      I’m happy with how things are going and am just trying to make the most of it all. Thanks again and stay in touch.

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  61. October 22, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Hi my friend – just want to drop you a note to let you know that I have nominated you for Blogger Recognition Award. Please check out Congratulations


  62. January 11, 2018 at 1:23 am

    How fun it is to learn more about you, Deb! What a fun post! and i loved the comments/questions.

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 11, 2018 at 2:04 pm

      So happy to hear you enjoyed reading it Carol. I know I do go on a bit (my husband tells me this all the time) but I enjoyed sharing my story 🙂


  63. January 11, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    I’ve been following for a while but hadn’t read this page, nice to know you better Debbie.

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 11, 2018 at 4:08 pm

      Thanks Trudy, it’s good to get to know each other better by reading these types of pages isn’t it? Great following you too 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  64. January 12, 2018 at 11:58 pm

    You are a fascinating woman, Deb!

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 13, 2018 at 9:09 am

      Thanks for that!! I’m really just a normal everyday person like everyone else but it’s fun to pretend to be ‘fascinating’ sometimes 🙂


  65. January 18, 2018 at 2:10 am

    You have an award from the Queen? That’s probably the coolest thing I’ve heard in a very long time – reading the post now.

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 25, 2018 at 7:47 am

      It was a long time ago Tony but it still means a lot to me.


  66. Grammy Dee | Grammy's Grid
    July 16, 2018 at 5:15 am

    WOW! A humming bird on speed!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  67. September 23, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    This is such a thorough, interesting ‘About Me’ page, I love it! And a huge congrats on recently becoming a grandmother, that’s wonderful news 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 24, 2018 at 2:37 pm

      Thanks so much! I hope the post isn’t too much but I would rather that than too little information 🙂 At least readers know what I’m on about!!


  68. September 23, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    Enjoyed getting to know a bit more about you. Yes to jumping in puddles (I have ORANGE rubber boots) just saying girl. Congrats on becoming a grandmother along with all your other accomplishments and family. Looking forward to hearing where your next adventure will be!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 23, 2018 at 9:16 pm

      Oh I want orange boots now!! Thanks for commenting on my page and congrats on my new grandma status. I hope it’s not too much info 😬. Great to have you visit me.


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