Share Your World – 2017 – Week #11

Sharing My World This Week

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? 

If I looked in a mirror I would see grey hair but not many wrinkles. I have aches and pains in parts of my body on a daily basis so I guess I would know I wasn’t young. Inside my head there are more thoughts about ageing and death than there used to be so I guess that I would probably guess myself to be close to the age I actually am. I’ll be sixty in a couple of months, which still sounds weird to say out loud.

So, you’re on your way out and it’s raining. Do you know where your umbrella is or do you frantically search for it all over your apartment/house?

I know where my umbrella should be at home when I have one and it will probably stay there. I dislike umbrellas and have been known to lose them or leave them in cars when I go out. I find it a nuisance to carry an umbrella and they are useless in windy weather anyway. I prefer a raincoat with a hood if I must be out in the rain.


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By Mateus S. FigueiredoOwn work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

Do you recharge your energy by going out with friends for a good time or by spending with quiet time alone?

Quiet time alone works best for me. I see enough people at the Op Shop during the day and although I look forward to spending time with friends it is nice to come home to a place where I can relax.

A place to relax.

Name three things you and your spouse, partner or best friend to have in common.

When David and I first met it was over a mutual love of trains. Other things we had in common were photography, a love of animals and science fiction, especially Star Trek.

My sister and I although different in personality have a lot in common too; our sense of humour, our love of “old stuff”, our shared hobbies of collecting dolls and toys and we both love taking road trips.

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

Last week was an extremely busy one for me as I did extra days at the Op Shop to help prepare for a big fundraising event we were taking part in. The event was fantastic, the weather was perfect and although I worked very hard helping to set up our stall and serving on it I enjoyed myself. It was wonderful to see people coming in not only to spend money but also bringing cakes, produce and other things for the various stalls. Everyone wanted to support the cause, raising funds for a local family who had suffered a personal tragedy. After spending the morning at the fundraiser I went to have lunch with some friends in Huonville and we had a nice meal and lots of great conversation.

This week will be tiring cleaning up the shop which looks a mess after all the activity but I am looking forward to getting some more repairs done to the house and a visit from Naomi over the weekend.

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.

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