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 …

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 …

Share Your World with us – 26 July 2017

Run Debbie Run

Hello! It's time to enjoy this fun, easy and relatively quick post where I get to share my answers to four random questions that Cee poses on her blog each week. As you may know, recently I've been sharing answers from my husband, my mother,  my youngest daughter and my second daughter, along with my own responses. …

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 …

Share Your World with us – 18 July 2017

Run Melbourne 2017

Hello again It's Tuesday here and time to enjoy this fun, easy and relatively quick post where I get to share my answers to four random questions that Cee poses on her blog. As you may know, recently I've been sharing answers from my husband , my mother and last week my youngest daughter was "invited" to …

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 …

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


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 – January 23 2017

I'm enjoying participating in Cee's Share Your World.  It's a great way to join with other bloggers to share our worlds. This week's questions are: Do you prefer juice or fruit? I like both, but at the moment I'm experimenting with  smoothies, so I am probably leaning more on the side of juice made of fruit! Did …

Not so manic Monday

Now that I'm not working anymore 🙂 Mondays don't have that awful Manic Monday feel to them - in fact every day is pretty cruisy. This morning I had an early morning walk booked in with a friend and this gorgeous view was on display from my front door. I love the layers of rippling red, …

Girls just wanna have fun!

Underwater smiles

On the subject of FUN: This video shows my daughters and I racing at a trampoline park while on holidays over Christmas. We're not at all competitive! I'm the little one in black just in case you can't pick me!  One daughter yells out 'I've won' as she throws herself into the airbags, one does …


fallen trees

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

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 …

Run Melbourne

Run Melbourne 2016

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 …

Wordless Wednesday 22/6/16 – a bendy tree

curvy tree

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday  Photo taken with my trusty iPhone 6S while out for a run.  I see this tree every time I go out for a walk or a run and  I always smile to myself.  I love the way this tree stands on its own and the slight bend half way up! Debbie  

Contemplation – Week 14: Challenges

Run quote

Hello! I really enjoy Desleyjane's weekly contemplation posts as they make me think about things - which I suppose is what contemplation is all about!  Each week desleyjane gives us a prompt from her journal and this week it is: What challenge did you overcome today? I admit to feeling very challenged lately, about all …

Numbers are taking over my world

Steep ride in Croatia

I feel like numbers are taking over my world one at a time! Ages, kilograms, kilometres, running, pace, distance, calories in, calories out, training, time, fitbit, clock, alarms, birthdays, passwords, logins, phone numbers, money, stats, notifications on my social media accounts, views of my blog, months of work left before I'm offered a redundancy, number …