- I asked this on an award thingie I was nominated for, and I got such interesting responses, I thought I’d ask it on Share Your World too: Do you have a favorite kind of tree?
I have several favourite trees. From childhood I loved oak trees. Collecting acorns from a big tree at the end of our street is an early memory. I missed them in South Australia as there were not many growing in the city and suburbs. I was delighted to find there were a lot of oak trees in Hobart. I also like trees with colourful foliage like the Japanese Maple. I had a weeping maple in Geeveston that I was very sad to leave. The other tree I really like but have never had is the tulip magnolia.
- What bridges are you happy you burned?
I’m happy that we made the decision to move from South Australia to Tasmania. Some people might have found it a strange decision to leave everyone we knew and come to a place where we didn’t know anyone at all but I’ve never regretted it.
- Would you sacrifice yourself (die) for a stranger?
I honestly can’t say. It’s a noble idea but I’m a coward. I don’t know what I would do if put in that situation.
- How have your priorities changed since the C-19 virus took over?
I don’t think they have. I just live every day as it comes along.
Good news in the media this week. Tasmania seems to be getting on top of things and restrictions are easing a little. Here in the northwest we’re back in line with the rest of the state now that the outbreak has been contained. Our National Parks are now available to people who live near them, no long distance travelling yet. In the coming weeks we can look forward to going to a cafe again and life returning to a little more like normal. It sounds like it will be a month or two before a lot of venues like markets and pubs are open and it will depend on whether there are fresh cases of the virus but I feel like we’re at the half way mark. As I’ve stated it doesn’t impact on my life all that much because I am isolated anyway. It does impact on my freedom though. I want to know that I can go out for a day of browsing the shops and having lunch if I want to. At the moment I don’t have the choice.
I’ve regretted many things, but fixed what I could. Most of my mistake in life were when I was a lot younger.
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