Category: Rotary Youth Exchange



What day is it? Asking for a friend 🙂

What day is it? I'm in holiday mode!

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This is the most asked question in our household at the moment, and has been for the past few weeks. We generally know the ‘month’ but not what ‘day’ it is. My calendar is my best friend, reminding me of what I have planned each day. And my watch tells me the day if I remember to look at it!

I think today is Friday 😂 but feel free to correct me. 

Although I’m now into my third year of retirement, it still amazes me that holiday time hits me the way it does! It could be because we have a teenage Rotary Exchange Student living with us and we’re aware of school being on holidays (which is funny because we both worked in Education for many years) or it’s just that time of the year when everything goes into free-fall.

I must admit it’s a nice way of being and the hammock is a great place to hangout, with a spurt of exercise every few days, preferably the aqua aerobics type of activity, given the heatwave conditions we’ve been experiencing here.

Is this a common theme or is it just me?

It’s all a bit ironic given my word of the year is TIME and trying to work our how to get more of it in 2019!  Maybe I need more help than I thought 🙂

Stay in touch and enjoy those holiday feels!

Deb x

Smiles of Rotary Youth Exchange Students

Worth a Word Wednesday: Smiles

 Wordless Wednesday – has now been renamed ‘Worth a Word’ Wednesday simply because I can’t stick to the rules of NO WORDS 🙂 These girls are part of a group of Rotary Exchange Students who are spending a year in Australia. They are away from their friends and family, out of their comfort zone, learning to speak a new language and…

We are all Wonder Women

A Wonder Woman week – Musings on Monday 19 June 2017

Welcome to my weekly Monday Musings   A wonderful week end with Wonder Woman: I haven’t managed to write a Musings on Monday post for a few weeks as I’ve been away, but you can read all about our trip to Tasmania in my recent posts if you’re so inclined.  I still have a few to update! I have been busy…


Why you should take your phone with you EVERYWHERE!

Why you should take your phone with you everywhere. This is a cautionary and true story. Over the weekend I had a strangely familiar sensation. I was locked in. Again. In December 2014 I found myself locked in a stairwell in a shopping centre at 4 am and it was not fun!  Luckily I had my phone with me and…

Weekly photo challenge: Time after time

Time after time The sun rises, the sun sets The ocean rolls on Driftwood finds its way onto the beach And photo opportunities present themselves. For this week’s photo challenge we are asked to think about time and portray it photographically. These photos were taken while I was on the beach, at sunrise, with a group of Rotary Youth Exchange…

Every day is an adventure – 77/365

To travel is to live These kids are true adventurers as they have left their homes, families and friends to spend  an entire year in another country. They are newly arrived Rotary Youth Exchange students ready to make their home here in District 9710 Australia. Training weekends like this one  are held throughout the year allowing the students to get…

Sydney Harbour bridge climb

Every day is an adventure – 53/365

Now that was an adventure! An adventure from a while ago I’ll admit, but oh what an adventure it was!  If you know anything about me (It’s all about me) I hate heights,  edges and being out of control basically. Can you see me gripping onto the rail in  front of me despite being connected, I wasn’t letting go for anything!…

Weekly photo challenge: Enveloped – 2 examples

When I saw the prompt of Enveloped for this week’s photo challenge I knew what I wanted to write about. But how to find a photo to show this?  I then looked out the window and saw the sea of fog rising out of the valley below and decided to use this photo! Enveloped is to surround completely, to enclose, to wrap, to…

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