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Wonder Woman

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

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 Sydney,  to a meeting to…

A new me or an upgraded version?

Isn’t it interesting how you can read a post and all the accompanying comments and get a real feel for people and their situation?  I love blogging for that very reason. Since retiring I have made contact with many other middle aged bloggers who are in much the same boat as I am.  It’s been enlightening and so encouraging to…

Surprisingly there is a life after retirement – Musings on a Monday

Retirement update It’s Monday again, so time for my Musings on a Monday post – I’ve enjoyed getting into the pattern of taking the time to muse/think/contemplate, call it what you will, on a Monday.  I hope you can join me…. I have now been ‘retired’ for a few months and can honestly say I have not missed going to…

2016 – the year that was!

Tumba-bloody-Rumba was the winner as the most viewed post on my blog in 2016.  Did you see it? In looking back at my blog stats for 2016 I have been very surprised about what featured in my top 10 based on views.  Posts on local government issues, travels, photo challenges and ongoing issues with my forced redundancy collected the top votes based on the stats.…

Anticipating anticipation – Weekly Photo Challenge

Is it possible to anticipate anticipation?  I like to think so. With summer holidays upon us and family members from near and afar preparing to gather, I am anticipating the anticipation of us all being together again for the first time in over a year. I love spending time with my family 🙂  My three grown up girls make me…

Wordless Wednesday – goodbye and good luck!

sWelcome 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 me 🙂

Bring on 2017 – Weekly Photo Challenge

Oh. My. Goodness. This week’s photo challenge is all about New Horizons.  It’s something that’s been on my mind for quite some time and here it is as the prompt for this week’s challenge! This week, we’re challenging you to think ahead and show your work in a representative photo. If you set New Year’s resolutions, give them some thought…

Vanish, invisible mending – a poem I found

While cycling in New Zealand recently I found this poem in a delightful little book about the local area. Reading through it, I found it really hit a chord with me.  The book was one of many available for visitors to flick though in one of the guest houses (Tiger Hill Lodge) we stayed in, probably to help showcase the…

Relax and unwind – Weekly Photo Challenge

This sunset! Relax is the prompt for this week’s photo challenge.  As Hakan B says: Life can be stressful. Work commitments, family trouble, financial obligations: the list goes on. And sometimes, it can all get a little too overwhelming. That’s why it’s so important to make time to just relax. Whether through meditation, a quiet walk, a day at the beach,…

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  Sitting and talking with my sister at her hospital bed last weekend was therapeutic for both of us.  For one thing I got to sit still and to worry about…

What’s your value? I know mine!

If they don’t respect, appreciate and value you, then they don’t deserve you. I thought I’d share with you the cover of our 13th edition of our Authors & Artists of Mannus, which has arrived hot off the printing presses. Every year since 2004 our literacy teacher Debbie Gadd,  with my support as Senior Correctional Education Officer,  has compiled an…