SoCS Prompt: 28 March

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “beside you.” Write about whatever is beside you when you read this prompt. Not when you sit down to write, but whatever is beside you right now. Take note of it if you think you might forget. Enjoy!

I thought that I would join in with this prompt for the first time this week. It’s around 9:45pm now. As I read the post and start on my answer I am sitting on my living room couch. My laptop is on a chair in front of me.

On my right is a cushion. On my left is my DSLR and the TV remote as I am watching YouTube (Rick Wakeman’s” Journey To The Centre Of The Earth” in concert.)

The camera is beside me because I had been editing photos earlier and I picked it up to take a photo of Polly, my cat, who was snoozing on the floor nearby.

My internet has not been working very well tonight. I guess there is a lot of demand with people at home on a Saturday night but to be honest the internet here in Sisters Beach is not great. We often have drop outs. It annoys me when I’m trying to upload photos or publish posts. So this one might not make it online tonight.



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 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. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


  1. I am sharing my evening with a cat as well – a 13 year old red Burmese male. Beside me is my empty mug that had hot Milo in it. And an empty container that had the chocolate brownies I made earlier this week. On my other side is just my computer mouse – perched on the arm of my chair, occasionally falling in to join the snuggling cat. I just watched a little of a Johnny Carson interview with Drew Barrymore when she was 7. I try not to watch things like that because now Drew Barrymore will appear all over my news feed on my phone. I hate that. But she was very cute. And I have nothing against her now. I just don’t think gossip about celebrities is news. D’you hear that, Google?

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