Share Your World 2017 – Week #24

Sharing My World This Week

What is something that people are obsessed with but you just don’t get the point of?

So many things these days:.

  • Taking photos of your food
  • The Kardashian’s and other “famous for being famous” celebs
  • Internet crazes like the”Ice Bucket Challenge”
  • Tattoos all over your body
  • The “Industrial Look” in architecture and decor
  • Painting everything grey, black and white

What quirky things do people do where you are from?

I am sure it is not unique to Tasmania but we have a mid winter festival coming up next month. Here is a quote from the website.

If you haven’t sung to an apple tree whilst banging pots and pans by firelight lately, head to the Huon Valley to celebrate the regions apple picking history and join in the ages-old tradition of wassailing – basically scaring nasties out of the orchard’s cider trees to ensure a bumper autumn crop.

And if singing to the trees doesn’t bob your Geeveston fanny, we’ve added a Friday night of feasting, craft ciders and music by the fireside to kick off the festival.

Quirky enough for you?

We used to have a regular Forest Festival which featured events like the Bush Push. My photos from 2010 are of men pushing a stationary vehicle but I can’t remember the rules. There was a chainsaw competition where the participants had to put on their safety gear and carve through  a log, fastest time won. Also speed carving using a chainsaw.

What are some things you wish you could unlearn? 

I think that most things I’ve learned have some value even if only that of showing me that those things were not for me, so nothing really.

Who is someone who you miss having in your life?

Obviously David, it will be two years in October and although I am OK most of the time I am still angry that we were robbed of all the years together we should have had.

David at Port Huon 2014


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 fairly routine for me, no trips, no tradesmen, nothing out of the ordinary. Naomi and I have been planning new blog posts and taking photos. This Friday I’m having dinner with some local friends and may try to make a trip to Hobart or Kingston for a bit of a change of scenery.


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.

4 thoughts on “Share Your World 2017 – Week #24”

  1. I’m with you on all but the industrial look. I personally wouldn’t want to live with it but I do find it compelling when I see it.
    I loved the Huon Valley when I visited in the 70s. Many great memories. I’m sorry you were robbed of David far too soon.


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