Bogged out Back

Last week there were kangaroos in the back paddock. Yesterday there was a bogged car. What the …

“You might want to bring your phone out the back ” said my hubby.

“If you want photos of a four wheel drive recovery. A car’s just gone into the creek.”

Sure enough, there it was. And as I walked out beyond our back yard, into a beautiful sunny Melbourne day, I saw the group of guys.

They grinned sheepishly as I approached.

“Nice day for a drive” I said amiably. “What happened?”

No answer.

It was pretty obvious. They’d been doing “donuts”, cutting laps, looking to spin their apparently brand new Navara in a secluded patch of countryside, which just happened to be out the back of our place.

Seems they miscalculated the creek.

Lucky for them we were home. Lucky too we’re not unfamiliar with such misadventures.

It was just weeks ago that hubby ingeniously got us out of a bind at Toolangi when we got hung up on a log and he chainsawed us through.

Still, our escapades are not usually this close to our own house.

So today he was at it again. No chain saw required, instead it was the recovery gear out, snatch strap hooked on and on the second go he hauled their car out of the creek. 

Recovery mission complete the grateful guys shook hands with hub while I waved then off, shaking my head in disbelief as they hooned off in a swirl of dust.

No lessons learned here, at least not for them it seemed.

Still, at least we got some rescue practice in before our upcoming road trip. Hopefully we won’t need it but no harm in being prepared.

Doesn’t hurt to help someone in need, even if the silly guys brought it on themselves. Oh well, that was our good deed done, right on our door step.

The Roos yesterday were most probably watching and laughing from a distance

Speaking of good deeds I’d like to thank everyone who voted for me in the 2017 Annual Bloggers Bash Awards. The event was held last weekend in London.

I was thrilled to find out my blog took out equal runner up award in the Most Inspirational Blog Category.  Congrats to all of the winners listed here.

Thank you so much to all of you, my friends, who have been along with me on this ride.

It’s such an honor to be part of this amazing community and I feel truly blessed. I’ve said it before but I honestly feel as though we’re all winners, spreading our own bit of joy in every post we share.

There’s no doubt that we all support and inspire each other, where ever we are, at home, in the back paddock or across the ocean. I love that we’re all in this together.

What a journey we’re on.  Here’s to more adventures, and to loving life, on and off the tracks.

Keep enjoying it.

Friends are like flowers in the garden of life. Here’s to growing and blooming together.


130 thoughts on “Bogged out Back

  1. Congratulations on the vote, Miriam! πŸ˜€ ❀️I just love the kangaroos in this photo…seems so odd to have this as ‘local’ wildlife where we have rabbits and hares! Oh, I fear you’re right and that lessons won’t be learnt but on the plus side, you could set up a side-business of vehicle recovery – you and your husband are getting lots of practice! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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  2. Miriam, I do so love this post, from the first word to the last. Every picture of rescuing silly guys overestimating their skills, your wonderful tale of it all.
    Be prepared must be your hub’s motto. Everything there, no sweat.:)

    The picture of Roos watching and laughing at all antics must be my favourite together with the flowers representing friends.
    How right you are, it is an amazing journey and already after a month I find myself smiling at a sharing from someone here or there. Distances are surpassed by the warmth and care.

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    1. Hey Miriam, thanks so much for your great comment. I’m so glad you enjoyed this post and that you’re also enjoying the blogging journey. It’s pretty special isn’t it?

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      1. It is indeed a very special journey with new smiles and learning curves stretched every day.
        I am ashamed, in my enthusiasm I forgot to congratulate you to the runner up award at the bloggers bash. Inspirational blog! How right they are.πŸ˜ŠπŸ¦‹πŸŒ»

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  3. congrats on getting so far, well done Miriam πŸ™‚
    we, about a dozen of us, early one Easter morning risked our lives making a human chain to rescue 3 drunk fisherman about to be swept out the heads into the ocean with an even bigger storm brewing. Paper interviewed them later that day even drunker down the club … no mention of the heroic rescue 😦 and they continued to drink …

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        1. am currently exploring another nomination for you .. never nominated anyone for anything but think this one is much deserved … will email more detail if I can do it πŸ™‚

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  4. Life throws in unexpected adventures at times! I think travelling and rescuing goes hand in hand. Lucky those guys got quick help, that’s why they had no lessons learnt πŸ˜‰

    And many congratulations Miriam! I didn’t know about it, I would have voted too!! πŸ™‚

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  5. Hi Miriam
    Congratulation! Wish you many, many more! I love the blogger community & immensely grateful to be a part of it!
    What I also love is your backyard….lush & beautiful:)
    The guests attempting car donuts were definitely lucky that you guys were at home!

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    1. Yeah, they did look a bit sheepish. I think there was a lot of false bravado there though I think if we weren’t around they would have been even more embarrassed. Who knows?


  6. Congrats, Miriam. I’m so happy for you! ❀😊 And those guys were lucky that you were around to help them out. Happy to know that the kangaroo family is still hanging around! Seems like they’re having a great time. 😁

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    1. Haha, so true Brooke. The roos are much cuter than either of the other too. And thanks for your good wishes too. Appreciate that, no need to be sorry. How you’re well. x

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  7. Hehe I remember being on both ends of the snatch strap a few times. Rarely was it because we were doing circle work, wasn’t something we did, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t the result of something just as silly. Between home and the farm, cars and utes, trucks and tractors, I have enough getting bogged stories to have the men in white coats chasing me to put me in a padded room….just as well I tag everything on my blog as fiction πŸ™‚

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  8. Good post! It’s Darwinian, so maybe longer term those guys have learned something. If not, it’s back in the creek and not so lucky next time! When we were younger, we never, ever did anything foolish(!)
    Well done on the blog recognition, much deserved.

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  9. Hello dear Miriam,
    I can really feel your excitement build for your adventure….
    What a lovely post showing your kindness and lack of judgment towards the ‘hoons’. That was so fortunate they could drive away with car and body unharmed!
    And what an honour for you to receive such an accolade in the blogging awards… I’m so happy for you. It’s very well deserved.
    Yes, here’s to all kinds of friendships…
    Love and hugs from me πŸ’πŸ’•πŸ’•

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    1. Hi Di, thanks for your lovely comment. I think the main thing the hoons damaged was their pride, oh and a piece of the front bumper bar. We found it afterwards.
      Yes, I am very excited as I’m sure you can tell from my posts. 😊 To friendships and sending big hugs to you xo πŸ’–

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      1. Ah pride… yes, I’m sure that hurt!
        I can certainly tell, as you should be. It’s very exciting to be able to just take off and explore for a while… 🌎
        Here’s to ongoing friendships for sure, Miriam…

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  10. Congratulations on the blog award Miriam!
    Those guys were lucky that you were home and lucky that their miscalculating the creek didn’t wind up worse! I love that daisies seems to pop up everywhere around the world with their cheerful, sunshiney faces. I love the shot of them that you’ve captured. -xo Amy

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  11. First of all my big congratulations for getting the runner up…yay…congrata Miriam

    Secondly, congrats too you and your hubby for helping those boys (?) With their mis adventures..such a biga heart you have their guys

    P.s…is it always that beautiful in your place? I mean its picture perfect out door scenery..

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    1. Hey Mich, thank you, for your very kind words and good wishes. 🌳🌿
      And yes, this is out the back of where we live. It’s a tranquil semi rural area and I do consider myself fortunate to live here. Hugs and warmest wishes to you πŸ’•

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  12. Congrats on the runner-up title in the awards. Yours was the only one I voted for that placed. Nice work. Good job on the car-rescue mission. Totally agree it’s a lesson they didn’t learn.

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  13. Congratulations on making runner up! Your blog is consistently inspiring (and honest, and entertaining, and just plain great to read) so I’m not at all surprised that it did so well. You deserve it for sure!
    As for the young men, they were very lucky you and your husband knew how to help them out, and were nice enough to do it. When I think of some of the stuff we did at that age, I just cringe!

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    1. Oh yeah, I know! I can think of lots of silly crazy moments in my youthful past that are cringe worthy too.
      And thank you Ann for your very kind words about my blog. They mean a lot. xo

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  14. Congratulations on being runner up for the award, Miriam! That is an honour! I’ve just found your blog and am looking forward to your posts! Love seeing the kangaroos! You had quite a bit of excitement in your neck of the woods!

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  15. I laughed right out loud when your wrote that the roos were probably laughing at those boys…they probably were! What good Samaritans you two are…and let’s hope it’s not necessary on your trip but as you said at least you’re prepared…be sure to bring along all rescue equipment. I’m so thrilled to pieces that you came in runner-up, well truth be told you should have won…next time!! Are you camping on your trip…how will you stay warm if it’s that cold? I don’t like being cold so I’m wondering hmmm bring along lots of woolies, long underwear, heavy socks, hats, mittens, scarves, blankets, electric blankets, hot water heater, heater…ha!! There’s so much to remember to take, I hope you’ve been keeping a list since you first planned this trip so you won’t forget anything. Yes here is to growing and blooming together!! Big hugs my sweet and fragrant flower…xo

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    1. Haha, I’m still smiling from your last comment and now I’m laughing out loud! Yes, we’re camping BUT we’re in a camper van and we’ll have all of those things you listed, including s little heater and more! Oh yeah, we’ll be prepared alright! Lists and check lists and more is the order of the day. I prefer the heat to the cold so it’ll be invigorating to say the least, at night anyway, the days should be warm. 9 days till blast off!
      Hope you’re well. Now I’m off to visit you. Big warm hugs back xo πŸ’–

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      1. Oh so glad to hear that you will be inside a camper!! It will definitely be invigorating…and such fun too! I bet you do have lists and more list and even more lists….I can’t believe it’s only 9 days away…I remember when it was so long away. I am great…hope you are feeling great too!! Wooly warm hugs to you …xo πŸ˜‰

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        1. Yep, only 9 days and I’m feeling great today. The sun’s shining, I’ve had a productive morning and it’s lunchtime which is always good. Hope you’re having a lovely relaxing evening there Deb. Big hugs back and talk soon xo 😊

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        2. Oh yay…I love it when you’re feeling great! Well enjoy your lunch and the rest of your beautiful sunny day!! I’m off to bed as soon as I finish my post for tomorrow…it’s quite deep, don’t miss it!! πŸ˜‰ Big hugs and yep talk soon xo

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  16. Well done on lending a helping hand to these boys! Hope all our planning is going well for your trip and ENJOY!! Congrats again on being runner up in the blogger awards – you are the most inspirational person I know and deserve every happiness. Take care and have fun xx

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    1. Aw Deb, thank you, you’re too kind. The planning is going well, though lots of hiccups thrown in for good measure, making me look forward even more to driving out of here in a week! xo

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  17. Ha – you will find then upside down on the side of the road next… How they ended in the creek doing donuts is beyond me – lucky you were there to help! Sorry didn’t see the blogging awards but would have definitely voted for you

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  18. Where do we even begin with this post, so much ground was covered, very awesome! The truck getting stuck was by far hilarious. Great deed you provided. Also, Congrats on getting nominatedπŸ™‚ something to be so thrilled about.

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