When was the last time you tried something new?
I tend to like familiar and safe things and have a terrible memory so this is a tough one for me. I have visited a few places that were new to me recently. The last one was the Penguin market which both Naomi and I thought was great. We’ll certainly be going over there again.
If you were forced to eliminate every physical possession from your life with the exception of what could fit into a single backpack, what would you put in it?
I had to do something like this when I left home during the bushfires last summer. Naturally, I took necessities for the pets and myself, a few clothes, toiletries, food for them. I could not really take any of my precious possessions like ornaments or dolls. What I did take was my camera, my laptop, a hard drive with all my photos and important documents on it, my Kindle and my passport. Getting a British passport in Australia is a terrible hassle and it is also my main form of identification as I don’t have a drivers licence. It’s not that I’m such a techie person but the Kindle meant that I could read, the laptop meant that I could stay in touch with friends and family and keep blogging. The camera I took because taking pictures is important to me. I also had my mobile phone because I needed it to communicate and it had all my contacts on it which I’d never have remembered otherwise.
What simple fact do you wish more people understood?
I can think of a few, people seem incapable of commonsense these days. An important one, to me at least, is that if something sounds too good to be true it probably is.
What food item do you go through fastest in your house? (credit to Sandmanjazz)
That would probably be bread. I love my raisin toast for breakfast and I eat a lot of sandwiches, toasted or fresh, for lunches.
I left quite a lot of my things that did not fit into the moving van with friends around Geeveston and on Sunday a couple of friends drove up to Sisters Beach to bring them to me. I was very grateful to them for doing that, and of course it was nice to see them and catch up on Geeveston gossip. I’m lucky to have some very kind friends in the Huon Valley who helped me out a lot while I was moving.