E.M.’s Sunday Ramble #4

Time for another ramble with E.M. Kingston. This week the topic is “This or That?”

Glass half full or glass half empty?

I’ve always been a glass half full type of person looking for the good side of things.

Train or airplane?

Anyone who knows me knows that I am going to say train for this. Trains are fun to travel on. You have more legroom; you can walk about and maybe there will be a lounge car or a cafeteria car you can visit. You may see wonderful scenery or you may just read or even doze. Planes and everything to do with them are a pain in the neck. Except for looking out the window and seeing the view below. I do like that.

Sneakers or dress shoes?

Sneakers, I’ve never liked wearing high heels and I’d rather be comfortable than fashionable.

Red shoes at the Op Shop

See the future or change the past?

I don’t really want to see the future as I’m pretty sure I’m not going to like it. Nor do I really want to change the past. We may think that if we could go back in time and change certain events things would be better but we can’t be sure. They might be different but not in a good way. If you have read Stephen King’s “11/22/63” you may understand what I mean. I feel the same way about my personal past. Sure, there are some things that I could have done differently but I’m not unhappy with how my life has turned out. I would like to go back to the past to experience certain moments again though.

Test the waters or dive in the deep end?

I always prefer to test the waters before committing myself to an action.



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. 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. Hey Taswegian! I definitely need to read that book still. It’s on my audible list and my wishlist on Amazon. Stephen King is one of my favorites. I used to have a red pair of pumps just like those in the 80s that I always wore with my tight jeans and big hair *giggles* I enjoyed your rambles! Thanks so much for joining in, and have a great Sunday!

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    • I don’t usually read Stephen King but the subject of this book appealed to me. It was recommended by a fellow blogger, Marilyn of “Serendipity Seeking Intelligent Life On Earth”.

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