Here are my photos for this week’s B&W photo challenge. Many of these toys were once played with by children and now collected and played with again by adults. I suspect often the same ones! Dolls, bears and trains will always be loved by someone. Who can resist dressing up a fashion doll or blowing the whistle on a steam engine. Who can help but pick up and hold that cuddly teddy bear. I still love these things and I still feel for change in my pocket when passing remote control cars and boats or that mysterious old coin operated fortune teller. In fact I was even tempted to buy one of the colourful pinwheels below.
I normally shower rather than take a bath. It is quicker and I can wash my hair at the same time. I used to enjoy a soak in a hot bath but I am a little wary of having one now as I worry that I will have difficulty getting out. I probably would feel more secure with a grab rail.
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?
I’m in a sort of limbo of not working but not being officially retired. I am obliged to do thirty hours a fortnight of voluntary work in order to receive government benefits. I go to my volunteer job at the Op Shop on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays with Saturdays once a month so I’m actually doing more than required.
Is there a stuffed animal in your bedroom?
Until recently there were several teddy bears but when I had the room painted I packed most of them away only keeping out two bears that I had made years ago, Columbo and Albert. Columbo has now gone to Adelaide, he was David’s bear and I wanted his new great-niece to have him. Albert still sits on my dresser.
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.
I appreciated my Christmas decorations one more time before taking them down on Saturday.
I appreciated having the weekend at home after a very busy week at the Op Shop.
I appreciated the climate here in Tasmania as the mainland sweltered with temperatures in the high thirties and low to mid-forties we had one unpleasant day which was more humid than burning hot. It was to get away from the excessive summer heat that we left South Australia and I have never regretted that decision.