Share Your World 2017 – Week #44


Sharing My World This Week

Would you rather take a 2 week vacation with an organized tour or take a cruise of your choice?

Some people make lifelong friends on tours but I am not one of them. I believe that the more people you travel with the more compromises you have to make to your plans. Travel is expensive, call me selfish but I don’t want to miss out. That’s why I would only go on an organised tour if it was to a place where I did not feel I’d be safe alone or where language would be a major difficulty. Naomi and I are unsociable travellers; we don’t even like having to sit with strangers at lunch so spending every day with forty strangers on a bus would be torture. We like to chat to people but we don’t want to become part of a group. On a tour you have to stick to a rigid itinerary, too long in places you are not interested in and not enough time in the ones you like not to mention all the personality quirks of fellow passengers.

We love cruising so a cruise ship would be my choice. Even on a large one there are plenty of places you can go for some peace and quiet and you can plan your day the way you want.

Explorer of the Seas 2016

Did you like swinging as a child? Do you still get excited when you see a swing?

I did like swinging as a child. We had a back yard swing and naturally I enjoyed the playground although I was never game to go “over the top” as some kids did. I rarely see swings now especially adult sized ones but I don’t think I’d get that excited if I did.

What is the most important thing that you ever learned ? (I bet it’s not something you learned in school)

I suppose it would be that you can never and should never rely totally on other people. In my childhood there were people who said that they would do this or that for our family or take us somewhere and they let us down so we became independent and found our own ways of getting things done or we went without. In recent years I have had the opposite experience of having people offer to help me and actually do it but I don’t take it for granted. People have their own lives and their own problems and I try to deal with mine myself as much as I am able.

I suppose it is also a little of the same thing as question one. If someone else is driving the bus you are on their schedule not yours.

Bus arriving at the interchange.

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

The last week has been devoted to decorating at my house and even after painting, varnishing, moving furniture and cleaning ornaments I still appreciate my home. I am lucky to have it.

This was taken from a similar angle on Friday.

Taswegian1957

I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our 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. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. My current housemates are Cindy, my 14-year-old Staffy-Lab X dog and Polly the world's most unsociable cat who is seven.

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