It was very late one night and I thought I ought to get ready for bed so let the dogs outside to do their business and went to the bathroom to wash and clean my teeth. I went back to the bedroom to set my alarm for the work the next morning and turn down the bed covers as I always do every night. Both of my dogs had come back inside but Teddy had already curled up and gone to sleep on the end of my bed. In fact he was out like a light very quickly as I had heard both of the dogs come back inside. I thought that Teddy looked rather cute so I sneaked out of the room practically on tippy toes to get my camera. He must have had a really big day because he never as much as flickered an eyelid. He was still in blissful dreamland dreaming his doggy dreams. He did open his eyes when he heard the camera go off.
Toby was tired too and also ready for bed but he was awake when I came into the bedroom but he looked very comfy curled up on my bed.
Sometimes my cats come in and get on my bed too and there is no room left for me. They do this more in the colder months. I don’t know where they expect me to sleep! Never mind though. There is something comforting and reassuring about having the animals close by during the night. I never sleep as well without at least one of them. Have a great Sunday.
When computers first arrived on our desks we were told that we would become a paperless society. Thirty or so years later there is still a lot of paper in our lives even if we don’t write many letters, read newspapers or send cards. Here’s a sample from my letterbox this week.
I don’t send or receive as many Christmas and Birthday cards as I used to but getting an e-card is just not the same as a card that has been chosen or made just for you and you can’t hang an e-greeting above the mantel at Christmas.
I enjoy scrapbooking as a hobby, a nice way to embellish my favourite photos and keep them to look at from time to time.
Naomi and I love paper dolls and collect both vintage and reproductions of vintage paper doll books. This is a reproduction of a set I owned as a child.
Even though many of my books are packed away in boxes I still have a lot on shelves including these.
Finally, did you know it’s only 102 days to Christmas? Here’s some wrap that was leftover from last year.
What’s the first thing you’d do if you won the lottery or came into a huge fortune?
I’m going to interpret this as what would I do when I actually got the money not when I heard I was getting it. That would be Happy Dance and Phone Call to Sister. Once the money was sitting in my bank the two of us would go and buy a big house with room for all our pets, hobbies and collectibles. After we’d moved into it I could then think about all the other things I would like to do with it.
Which decade do you think had the best sense of style?
There were some great fashions in the nineteen-thirties, the forties, fifties and sixties. Many very stylish although not necessarily what I would want to wear every day. I do love to look at movie stars from those decades and many of our favourite paper doll books feature fashions from those times as well. I don’t know if I could pick one. The thirties were probably the most elegant. Here are some fashions from a paper doll book called Army, Navy Wedding which was originally printed in the 1940s.
Would you rather be half your height or double your weight?
Seriously as I am already short and overweight I would not want to be either. Life as a little person would be difficult but probably better than being morbidly obese so I guess if I had to choose I’d say shorter.
If you wanted to get away from everyone totally, where would you hide?
I am not telling. Nor would I be taking a mobile phone.
What do you do that you love? ❤
I love my hobbies, I love my doll collection and I enjoy photographing them especially the fashion dolls. I love going somewhere interesting to take pictures too. I’ve never been good at drawing and painting but I can do photography and that is art to me. I love my blogging hobby too even on days when it’s hard to fill the page.
Well I suppose even Daleks feel the cold and it was quite cold the night I went to the QVMAG museum in Launceston to see the dinosaurs. After we had seen them we wandered around for a bit before deciding to go and look at Jupiter and Saturn through the huge telescopes on the lawns outside. On our way we passed this fellow rugged up for a cold night also. I thought he should have had a glove for his plunger too.
Now something I do not accept as art is graffiti. I hate seeing paint plastered over the sides of buildings, under bridges, on buses and trains, at railway stations and so on. People try to defend it saying it is street art. Vandalism is not art and there is no place for it in society.
I was in New Norfolk recently and we came across the back of this building which had been painted probably by an artist with these colourful murals. I was very taken with it and thought it looked fantastic. I expect they were having trouble with graffiti artists messing up the back of their business and got sick of cleaning it up. It would be a great shame if someone messed this up. I would much rather see this than so called street art everywhere. This is much better than the boring grey besser blocks too.
I haven’t had the opportunity to join in the Which Way Challenge in a long time which is a shame because it has always been one of my favourites. An afternoon in Hobart provided me with opportunities to take a lot of photos for upcoming challenges and blog posts. These ones were taken around the area near Salamanca Place, specifically Princes Park which is a pretty park you can walk through to reach Battery Point. There are a lot of steep, narrow streets and old houses because this is one of the oldest parts of the city.