Running with the Black Cockatoos

Running track

You've heard of running with the bulls, well today I went running with the black cockatoos! In Australia black cockatoos indicate rain is on the way but there was hardly a cloud in the sky and it was a very warm 27 degrees celsius at 6pm. It felt so good to be back out there …

A sentence a day for July: a writing challenge

A Sentence a Day - a month in review I joined in with some wonderful bloggers for the Sentence a Day writing challenge for the month of June, and enjoyed it so much I'm back again for July! On the first Thursday of each month, we link our posts up and can read what everyone …

I DID it – my way!

Meeting up with Annie and Janette at Run Melbourne 2017

Run Melbourne 2017 Last week I wrote a post about my upcoming Run Melbourne 2017 event - I CAN do this - and I am pleased to say not only did I do it, I did really well! This is a quote from my post last week: I'm not fast, I'm not stylish, I tend to run …

I CAN do this!

Run for your life, forest running

  Running has been a part of my life for quite a while now.  I've written quite a few posts about it over the years and here comes another one!! I'm not fast, I'm not stylish, I tend to run a bit heavy, I'm sometimes happy when it's over and I'm no longer what you'd …

Worth a Word Wednesday: What a wonderful world!

Interesting cloud formation over Tumbarumba

 Wordless Wednesday - now renamed Worth a Word Wednesday Keep your feet on the ground and your head in the clouds! While out running this week I've managed to capture these two shots of cloud formations rolling in over Tumbarumba.  I must admit to being impressed with the sky and the massive clouds. We had some …

A sentence a day for June: a writing challenge

A sentence a day

A Sentence a Day - a month in review I've decided to join some wonderful bloggers for the Sentence a Day writing challenge for the month of June. On the first Thursday of each month, we link our posts up and can read what everyone else has been up to during the month. It's also …

Worth a Word Wednesday: the tracks of my life

Forest tracks on a winter's day in Tumbarumba

 Wordless Wednesday - winter and the tracks of my life No more 'jealousy/wish you were here' shots of beaches from me for the moment, I'm back home into full-on winter mode - it's wet, grey, cold and just a tad miserable outside. These tracks are throughout the forest at the rear of our property and over …

Share Your World – 12 June 2017

Tasmania, Gordon River

Hello everyone! It's time for Share Your World again, a highlight of my week. I love the idea of getting to know a bit more about other bloggers. Please note I never sit and think too long about the questions, I usually put in the first things that come into my head.  It's way more …

The Mother of all Classics – Musings on Monday 15 May 2017

Mother's Day 2017

Welcome to my weekly Monday Musings   The Mother of all Weeks -  We've just celebrated Mother's Day here in the land down under (and other places too) with lots of celebrations and sales of soaps, slippers and scarves.  I had a chuckle at the groups of  youngsters out shopping for that perfect gift for mum …

Romance is alive, just not here – #Writespiration

Our wedding day

Writespiration - is a challenge courtesy of Sacha Black.  The challenge is to write something using the weekly theme in just 52 words…. EXACTLY 52 words, no more, no less. This week Sacha has asked us to use the theme of Romance. This week your challenge is to write the most romantic 52 words you can. …

Last tree standing!

tree, nature, forest, running, blogging

This tree is definitely the last man standing.  What do you think? I was actually trying to get the tree lined up with the tower on the hill behind but in the end I just loved the look of the poor lonely tree left amid the rubble of the harvested forest. (I do seem to …

Remind me again why am I doing this?

Remind me again why I'm doing this?  Running I mean! I haven't written a post about just running since July last year but I have been running, on and off,  in the meantime.  The months after July were wet, miserable and cold.   I was also suffering from looking down the barrel of redundancy but …

Blog of the Day: Deb’s World

Great to read Suzie’s comments about my blog in her Blog of the Day post! She has managed to sum up my blog in just a few paragraphs and I appreciate her support and encouragement:
I love everything about Debbie’s blog – the layout, the photographs, the topics… there is so much that I can personally relate to and I love her honesty and openness about her life experiences and things that she enjoys. In particular, I’m very jealous of the images that she shares of the places that she has seen – I’ve certainly added a few places to my bucket list because of her post.
And yet, for someone so talented, she is incredibly modest and a lovely person – she’s been an integral part of my Facebook group since it began and her comments and support of others have been instrumental in it’s growth.
Thanks again Suzie 🙂

Suzie Speaks

debs-world

Meet Debbie, the creator of Deb’s World.

As a lifestyle blogger, she has one of the most interesting ‘About Me’ pages that I’ve ever seen. Here’s just a small selection…

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

And now I’m a retiree!!  Very early retirement!

I have three beautiful daughters who are all grown up and making their own way in the big wide world. I like to write about my family…

I am into keeping healthy and have learnt how to run again. I feel fantastic as a result of my efforts and I sometimes blog about my  running journey.

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Share Your World – February 6 2017

It's time again for Cee's Share Your World.  It's a great way to join with other bloggers to share our worlds. This week's questions are: Regarding your fridge, is it organized or a mess inside? Usually a bit of a mess if I'm honest! It's begging to be organised though. The outside of my fridge has a …

Fallen

My walk today was more like an Olympic obstacle event.  I was entered into the steeplechase, hurdles, running and the walking events.  Not quite a pentathlon. We have had so much rain lately that everywhere I walked there were trees down across the tracks and muddy puddles to negotiate. I had to problem solve every few …

Run Melbourne 2016

Well I did it!  Despite my dire prediction in my Run Melbourne post a few weeks ago,  I actually ran in this 5km event!  I don't know how I did it but I ran, I walked, I felt good, I ran some more and I really enjoyed myself. I had hardly walked , let alone run, for …

Shock and grief – two years on

Cliff, Carol and Grant

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die  I wrote this piece two years ago but it is still so relevant that I can't think of any reason to change a thing.  We all miss Cliff and there are still times I forget that he's not here anymore.   One thing I …

Run Melbourne

The Run Melbourne event and I don’t have a good history.  I first entered the event in 2014 and was excited as I’d been in training for many months.  I raised funds beforehand for Parkinson's Disease as my father suffers from this insidious disease and was proud to help out in this way. Tragically my …