My First Website
Hi, my name is Deb Landrigan (but you can call me Debberdarls) and I would like to welcome you to my site.
This is my first website blog so you could probably call me a blogging virgin. So please be kind.
This site contains hints, tips, general information and trivia, that may or may not help you in your daily life but it would be really nice if it made your day a little brighter and easier.
I have always said that I have a knowledge of nothing and a smattering of everything, but for the moment I will talk about me, which I have read that everyone loves to talk about themselves, so that makes me no exception.
I would like to think I am exceptional, but I have been informed otherwise (maybe I would like it to read ill informed). I do know however that I am unique, particularly my laugh.
I was born in Melbourne, Australia. My Mum was a nurse and my Dad was in the RAAF, I have two sisters Mandy and Joanne (We call her Dodo – more on that one later). whom I love dearly. Although when growing up I wasn’t so sure about this on many occasions.
I grew up in a close knit family and as Dad was in the Air Force we moved houses a lot. My favourite place was a town called Londonderry in New South Wales.
The town consisted of four RAAF houses, a couple of other homes, an all purpose store, and Mrs Copaigne’s home. Mrs Copaigne lived in a house behind a big wire fence – probably due to the fact she had twelve German Shepherds that only spoke French (they could get quite nasty) and then there was the school.
Children would attend this school from neighbouring areas. Some of the teachers would ride their horses to school as it was prone to flash flooding
I remember one day I had to wade through knee high water to chase my school bag across the playground. It would only take approximately 10 minutes to reach these levels.
The school was some distance from our house and I would walk through dense bushland to get there. The walk was lovely on a misty morning.
At age 10 we moved to South Australia and at the age of 14 I became a member of the ‘Rat Race’ and started working in a supermarket after school, on weekends and during school Holidays.
I saved enough money during this time to go to Tasmania on a 10 day school camp. If you haven’t been there I suggest you do at some stage, it is really lovely.
Full Time Work – Ugggh!
At age 17 I joined the workforce full-time. (Rue that day – working ever since)
During my career I have worked mostly in administrative roles. Although I did once quit a job to become a barmaid to see if I would like it. I did, and stayed in that job for 12 months, but only getting one Saturday Night off and one Sunday night off in the whole time I had had enough, so packed in that job and went to work for a winery in The Barossa Valley working behind the counter in Cellar door sales.
Great job – Loved it
The great thing about working there was you got to meet people from all over the world, and as I love to talk, this was just the job for me. My employers have been the Government, Radio Stations, Horticulture Industry, Grain Merchant, Trucking Industry, Tyre manufacturing, Construction Industry and a Glazier.
I was married for 23 years and guess what? I am now divorced. Don’t have to say a lot on that one. I would say there is probably a lot of people that will say “been there, done that”. I was then single for six years.
I can say the best thing that came out of the marriage was the fact that I have a terrific 9 year old boy. No doubt you will also hear a lot about him later.
I now have a great new boyfriend. His name is Ed, and we both love to travel. There is nothing more relaxing than going on a road trip, stopping to take a photo or 2, or having something to eat by the roadside. On our last trip we took 600 photo’s (we were only away for 3 days) and I will be posting some of them, along with some of my hints tips and general information.
Cheers to you all.