- Why did you start blogging?
I was doing some volunteer work for a local church which involved maintaining a blog. I’d never used WordPress before so I decided to start a blog of my own to learn and experiment on rather than messing up theirs. As I thought it would be easier to write about something I knew I started my doll blog first. A few weeks later I realised that I wanted to write off topic so I started “My Other Blog”.
- A piece of clothing you still remember?
Mum liked to dress my sister and I in very girly clothing. I remember quite a lot of the things we had. One summer she bought matching cotton duster coats for herself, Naomi and I. They were all blue. Mine was a royal blue and I think mum’s was a little darker. Naomi had turquoise. I liked the coat but I did not like the straw bonnets she bought for us to wear with them. I think I had refused to wear mine when this photo was taken or perhaps I had already outgrown it. Naomi was not so lucky as she was too little to argue.
- Who are you trying to reach with your blog?
I started this blog to share photos and stories about Tasmania as well as about my everyday life, pets and places I’ve been to and occasionally opinions. I guess it is for anyone who finds enjoyment in life loves animals and likes to read about life in other places.
- Is there a stuffed animal in your bedroom?
There are two old teddy bears in my bedroom. One is the first teddy bear I ever made over 25 years ago. I made a few mistakes as you do when you are learning. David nicknamed the bear Columbo as his eyes looked a bit odd and reminded him of Peter Falk in the detective show of that name. Columbo became his bear and was sometimes taken to Scout camps when David was a Scout Leader and on holiday trips with us in the car. Later I made Albert, a smaller jointed bear, to keep him company. Now they sit on the bedside table on David’s side of the bed.
- The best birthday present ever?
I have had some brilliant doll related birthday presents so I really don’t think I can pick just one.
- What would surprise me about you?
I think I’m an open book to people who know me. Perhaps one thing that might surprise them is how angry I can get sometimes as I usually keep that in check.
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 lost my watch which was a gift from David and that upset me quite a lot so last week was not a great week. This week is another one that I have nothing much planned for. We’ve had more rain meaning that I have not had a lot of opportunity to get out and take pictures. This Saturday Naomi and I are planning a trip to a Tip Shop we’ve not been to for some time so perhaps we’ll find some interesting things.