Are you a jackhammer or a hummingbird?

animal avian beak bird

As I've been described as a 'hummingbird on speed', this article really appealed to me 🙂 According to Elizabeth Gilbert - The world is divided into two types of people. There are the hummingbirds, and there are the jackhammers. Although I'm not a huge fan of Elizabeth Gilbert, this article on Mamamia, caught my attention. …

Retirement Voices | Add your story to this important new book

Life after retirement. Having been made redundant, life is looking good.

I have just completed an easy questionnaire on the subject of retirement. I found out about this project from another midlife blogger and decided to add my voice to the story. If you are a woman and you're retired I highly recommend you join up and share your story and thoughts, it's for a good …

Blogger Recognition Award

Gold Coast beach, view across water, winters day

Earlier this week I was thrilled to read a post on Klaudia's Corner, which coincidentally included a link to my Deb's World blog.  Klaudia was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award and, as part of the requirements, she had to nominate 15 other bloggers passing on the blogging love. It's been a constant source of amazement …

Tour de Tassie – Maria Island 

Maria Island Tasmania

What do two intrepid travellers decide to do while on a trip to Tasmania? Where do I start!!? Car packed with bikes, helmets, walking boots, cameras, warm clothes, food, sleeping bags, national park pass....tick ✔️ No real plans or destinations in mind just a sense of freedom to go where we feel like visiting. It's …

Reblog: Not a good week!  – Deb’s World

Wonder Woman

I can't let today, 10 May 2017, go by without mentioning that one year ago today we were told our jobs as educators in the State's Correctional Centres were to be axed by the end of 2016. It started a dreadful time of worry, concern, upset, ill health and general malaise.  We were all summonsed to …

How I made friends with Pinterest

social media

Since retiring in January 2017, I have had lots more time to spend on blogging, social media and learning new skills.  I know that as you age you are supposed to keep your brain busy, so I treated my blogging/social media as if I was learning a new language. I was in fact learning a …

Wordless Wednesday – goodbye and good luck!

Farewell cake

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday  Farewell cake for the teaching staff at our centre,  as we've all been made redundant - not much more to be said!  It was a very yummy cake 🙂 Debbie PS.  I'll change the subject soon I promise - just a few more days to go until I finish work so please bear with …

Mantra for the future

Mantra for the future

As our redundancy date draws closer the farewells have begun.  I have just two weeks to go! After a lifetime (well 22 years in the one workplace anyway) it is a massive change to  come to terms with.  All my staff are taking redundancies so it will be the end of an era. I was completely …

On being made redundant…..

My thoughts on being made redundant Meaning: not or no longer needed or useful; superfluous. Synonyms:  Unnecessary, not required, inessential, unessential, needless, unneeded, uncalled for, dispensable, disposable, expendable. unwanted, useless  Back in 2016, I was sitting and talking with my sister at her hospital bed and it was therapeutic for both of us.   For …