Share Your World – 2016 – Week#31

Sharing My World This Week

What is your favorite part of the town/city you live in.  And what Country do you live?

My favourite part of Geeveston is Church Street where the shops and services are. Why do I like it? Well I think it is a very attractive street. It’s main feature is the wooden sculptures of local identities that are dotted around the street. I think it is wonderful that the town has chosen to celebrate local residents who made an impact on the town like the local doctor, policeman and chemist to mention a few past residents and one current resident, former Olympic rower Simon Burgess whose statue stands outside the bank.

That brings me to another favourite thing, the imposing building which was once the town hall and is now used by the bank and as a visitors centre, both are community initiatives and to me that says a lot about our  town.

I also enjoy window shopping in Church Street. There is “The Wall of Lollies”  with amazing displays of brightly coloured sweets, a real old fashioned sweet shop where you can also buy Tasmanian ice cream , the wonderful “Makers on Church Street”, a cooperative where you can buy anything ranging from a paper flower made from a page of a book to the most blingy dance and exercise wear you could wish to see. Down the road a bit is “Stone Pippin” a yarn shop with knitted signage and a bakery with timber tables and chairs outside, one of three cafe’s in our town.

Geeveston is located in the state of Tasmania in Australia.

Would you rather wear clown shoes every day or a clown wig every day?

I’m happy to wear clown shoes if they are comfortable, a wig would make my head hot.

Which way does the toilet paper roll go? Over or under?

I worked in hotels as a housekeeper for several years and during that time I was taught to always fold the end of the toilet roll into a little triangle. to me this looked better when the roll was over so I became an “over” person. I honestly can’t remember what I did before that.  Even after quitting hotel work I still put the roll the same way and even folded the little triangle sometimes. I have just about managed to cure myself of doing that.



What do you do to make a living or during the day?  If you are retired what mostly occupies your day? Or if you are a student what are you studying?

As I am over 55 and don’t have a job I’m required by social services to either search for a certain number of jobs per week or do volunteer work. There are not many jobs for former housekeepers with bad back who don’t drive around here so I do volunteer work.  I’ve recently started working for three days a week at our local Opportunity (Thrift) shop in Geeveston. I am quite enjoying it. I get all the social contact I need and I am doing something useful as the  shop supports the local community. I quite enjoy sorting out goods that have arrived and putting them out on the shelves as well as chatting to the customers and my co-workers. In the evenings and on the days when I’m not there I catch up with household chores, play with Cindy, do errands, read, knit, take photos and of course write blog posts.

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

Last week I started my first full week at the Op Shop and I’m grateful that my co-workers have been kind enough to give me a ride to the shop and home after as it certainly has not been good weather for walking.  This week is looking like more of the same. I may go to Hobart to do some errands and maybe go to the pictures but on these cold, wet days home is a lot more attractive. Today the sun is out, the first of my jonquils are flowering and I’m looking forward to more days like this.

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.

6 thoughts on “Share Your World – 2016 – Week#31”

  1. Geeveston sounds and looks like a town with a lot of character! I love towns like that. I also worked as a housekeeper so I also always put the toilet paper over. 🙂 Your volunteer work at the thrift shop sounds very enjoyable. I’m glad you have co-workers that are willing to give you rides so you are able to do it.


    1. I used to easily be able to walk the 2km as it is just up the road from the radio station where I used to volunteer but I’ve had foot troubles the past few months and the weather really has been too wet for long walks.


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