Share Your World – 2016 – Week #29

Sharing My World This Week

What is the perfect pizza?

The perfect pizza has plenty of tomato sauce on the base which can be thick or thin. There is a lot of meat, ham or bacon and pepperoni. I like some red  and green capsicums for a bit of colour and mushrooms because I love mushrooms. Last of all there is plenty of cheese on top; nothing too fancy, I like mozzarella, maybe swiss cheese or even a sharp cheddar is fine The perfect pizza does not have olives, anchovies or oysters on it.

This may sound a little bland and boring to some but pizza is comfort food to me and I like it to be warm and familiar.

Jupiter - Flickr - Joe Parks.jpg
By Joe Parks from Berkeley, CA – Jupiter, CC BY 2.0,

What is your favorite time of day?

I like mornings. When I was at school I used to like to get up at sunrise to have some time alone to start the day. Years of having to get up at sunrise to go to work rather cured me of that but I do like the first part of the day. Drinking the first cup of coffee, looking outside to see what kind of weather we’ll have and having the whole day to look forward to. I generally achieve more in the morning too. If I start major jobs in the afternoon I often don’t have the enthusiasm to finish them.

Show us two of your favorites photographs?  The photos can be from anytime in your life span.  Explain why they are your favorite.

Like many other people who have responded I have far too many photos to choose favourites in a meaningful way. Many of them are in photo albums or are slides and although I do plan to scan many of them I don’t want to pull out random pictures to scan or I’ll just mix them up.

The photo below is an all time favourite though. It is of Tessie, Cindy’s predecessor, and I think it was taken the first day I met her. Tessie was a Corgi/Cavalier King Charles spaniel cross and every time I see this picture I just go “Awww” because she was such a gorgeous puppy. She was a wonderful dog and we had her for twelve and a half years.

Our dog Tessie as a puppy.

This one is a favourite too.It is The Great Wall of China at Badaling.  I took it in March 1990. I like it because it is not a staged tourist picture. I had wandered away from our group although I didn’t know it. I thought they were in front of me but in fact they had turned back long before they reached this less busy section of the wall. David had chosen to stop and rest his feet and I had gone on alone. This was taken from one of the guard towers. Getting lost and enjoying this walk was actually the best part of the day.

Great Wall of China

Complete this sentence:  I’m looking forward to….being able to sit in my garden in spring and see all the new growth in the trees and shrubs I’ve planted in the past year and especially to seeing my dauntless daffodils which I thought had not survived the hot summer and all the disruption caused by landscaping. They are poking out of the ground already and I’m so looking forward to seeing them again.

I did not expect to see my daffodils and jonquils this year.
I did not expect to see my daffodils and jonquils this year.


Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

We have had some pretty crazy weather for the past couple of weeks. There was snow but it didn’t amount to much around here, just a dusting on the hills. We had high winds which caused a lot of power outages due to fallen trees and power lines. The Huon River flooded at Huonville 20kms from here and there was water all down the main road inundating local businesses and homes near the river bank. This was apparently the biggest flood in over twenty years, certainly it was the most water I’ve seen in the fourteen that I have lived in the Huon. I am grateful that there were no deaths or serious injuries that I’ve heard about. I’m also grateful to live in a community that always rallies around to help anyone who needs it.  As for me, I was fine, no snow, no flood, no wind damage, just a couple of short power outages that didn’t affect me because I was out during one and asleep during the other.

Huon River in flood at Huonville. photo from ABC news.
Huon River in flood at Huonville. photo from ABC news.

Next week Naomi and I plan to have a Christmas in July lunch at the Casino so we are both hoping that nothing happens to prevent it this time.


Author: Taswegian1957

Born in England in 1957 my family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. David passed away in 2015 and I'm here on my own now but I have Cindy the dog and Polly the cat to keep me company. I currently co-write two Wordpress blogswith my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and a "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania.

3 thoughts on “Share Your World – 2016 – Week #29”

  1. Awe, Tessie was such an adorable puppy! I can see why that would be one of your favorite photos. The flooding looks terrible. It’s always so sad to see people getting flooded our of their homes like that. I’m glad to hear you and your home stayed safe in the crazy weather.


    1. It was the worst in 20 years as a result of heavy rain, snow melt and a king tide all at the same time. Luckily as the Huon does flood from time to time you can see in the aerial photo that there are not a lot of homes close to the water. I heard that only 3 homes had to be evacuated but of course any property damage is tough. We’re not a wealthy community but people pitch in and give what they can.


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