Dreaming

My blogging friend Lucile has nominated me to join the Free Style Writing Challenge - something I haven't done before! It's a timed writing challenge with a topic given by Lucile with instructions not to edit, correct or change your writing once you've started.  Just write for 5 or 10 minutes on the set topic.  …

Momentarily caught napping 

I've been caught napping! I'm momentarily out of action here but if you look closely.... I'm still smiling 😊 What can I say - it was a particularly busy day, it was cold, the fire was on making the house cosy,  the beanbag was a comfy place to be in front of the fire and …

It’s not called the ‘silly season’ for nothing!

It's now officially the silly season!  The person who coined this phrase was spot on (apparently it was first noted in 1861).  Ay my first event for the season, I looked around at all these normal, sensible people suddenly transformed by wearing silly hats, telling silly jokes from their bonbons and playing with silly plastic …

Ouch – multiplied by a million

Today I had my second ever mammogram. My first one, over 2 years ago, was a memorable occasion as I was excited to have finally reached this 'invitation' stage of my life (for some reason I was excited??). I have decided after today's experience, that I do not like them.Today was worse in some ways …

Don’t count the days….

News just in on an amazing effort... Doctor Betty, the doctor who delivered me over 50 years ago in Murwillumbah, has only just retired from medical practice aged 90!! I'm sure I won't be still working in my profession at that age but I take my hat off to anyone who obviously loves their work …

My name is Debbie and I’m addicted to…jackets!

I have a confession to make - I am obsessed with jackets at the moment.  There I've said it! Please don't judge me 🙂 All week I have had to plan my work outfits around my jacket obsession.  I have worn my groovy black one, which I bought recently with my sister, (what a fun …

I ran 49.11kms in 2 hours? So said my app…

Out for my super Saturday session today in the glorious autumn sunshine. It was my long run for the week, so a bit slower pace. My run keeper app told me that I did 49.11km in 2 hours & sent me a congratulatory email and all. I know I'm improving but hey that's a bit …

It’s raining, it’s pouring…

Finally it's raining! We have had such hot weather for weeks and with days of bushfire smoke added in for good measure, it's nice to finally have some relief! It's hard to comprehend that in some places, like in the UK where my daughter lives, that flooding is occurring and in the US heavy snow …

Missing my zero to hero action

I have just realised that I am really missing my zero to hero community!  I haven't posted in a while as I haven't had the nudge that the daily challenge gave me. I have just spent a nice evening fiddling with my blog putting into use some of the skills that I learnt throughout the 30 …

Reputation? Day 16 challenge…

Reputation is an interesting concept and something I feel I have little control over in some ways. Today's post is part of the the zero to hero 30 day blog challenge -  read more here.  We have to write a post from the prompt of what is our reputation, how we got it and do …

Commenting in the blogosphere

I must say that I am enjoying my blogging experience. I have been reading some great posts lately and have actually been brave enough to make a few comments on some of these blogs.  This is relatively new for me as I have tended to stay in the background happy to read others' posts and just write …

Random thoughts while out running

While out in the pine forest this morning I decided that I should invent a new word - maybe Ralking or Wunning. You see, I've started running, except that it's not really running in the true sense of the word, it's more a mix of running & walking.  At the moment, as I've just started this new style …