Category: Rotary

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…

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A Good news week – Musings on Monday 26 June 2017

Welcome to my weekly Monday Musings   A week of good news: In case you missed the news, the required legislation to close the disused Rail Corridor between Tumbarumba and Rosewood finally passed through the NSW Parliament during the week.  This is fantastic news for those of us who have been patiently working behind the scenes to enable a rail trail…

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…

Australia Day 2017

Today is Australia Day (Thursday January 26) and every year an advertisement is made by Meat and Livestock Australia encouraging us to eat lamb.  They are often controversial adverts and this year’s ad is no exception, with many  critics. What do you think of the advertisement? Do you think it’s funny, insensitive, clever, inclusive, divisive….. I have my own thoughts but I’d…

Weekly photo challenge: Be careful of my heart!

Be careful where you tread! Michelle W asks us to show something careful for this week’s photo challenge…. This week, show us something careful — a photo taken with care, a person being careful, or a task or detail requiring care. I was out for an early morning walk while at a Rotary conference over the weekend and took this photo of a…

Every day is an adventure – 23/365

Light up Rotary The Rotary year ends on 30 June and we finish this year’s theme of Light Up Rotary.  I like this, and yes, I’m  a Rotarian! RI President Gary C.K. Huang chose Light Up Rotary as his theme for 2014-15. Huang was inspired by the teachings of Chinese philosopher Confucius who said: “It is better to light a single candle,…

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…

Very Inspiring Blog Award

I am usually a bit wary about blogging awards but when it comes from a renowned blogger like Lucile at Bridging Lacunas, I was immediately thrilled and humbled in equal abounds! Thankyou for the nomination and encouragement. In her post accepting the award, from two other similarly inspiring bloggers, Lucile has then nominated blogs that she has found inspiring and…


Debbie Harris

Back home, back to work, back into Rotary, back into running, back into eating sensibly, back into reality…..but I absolutely refuse to return to ‘normal’.

I like the more relaxed, happy, no worries, do what feels good ‘me’…and I want to keep some of her.

Jumping off the merry-go-round for a while is liberating and a good opportunity to re-assess everything.

How do you decide whether you want to get back onto the merry-go-round or is it just a fact of life that it all starts up again as if you’d never jumped off?

feeling as relaxed and happy as I look
feeling as relaxed and happy as I look

Just looking at this photo makes me smile – I will hold onto that ‘other’ side of me for as long as I can!

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