Share Your World 2022: 22 August


This week our Share Your World Questions are once again provided by Di of Pensitivity101 while Melanie is taking a much-needed break. I hope you are doing OK Melanie.

Questions

1.  Do you have family photographs on display in your main living room?

Not at present because most of them are still packed away. At the old house I had photos in both the living areas until I put the house on the market. I’d read that it wasn’t a good idea to have family photos showing in your real estate photos so I packed them up. I do have my wedding photo and a couple of others in my bedroom. I’m looking forward to getting the others out again.

image wedding photo
Wedding day, I was 20, David 22.

2.  What was the best vehicle you owned?
This could be a pushbike as a kid, your first car, a motor cycle, or something else.

As I’m a non-driver I can’t really say a car. When I grew out of my first tricycle, I was given a bigger one. It was royal blue metallic and had a white parcel carrier thing on the back. I really liked it and was a bit sad when I grew out of it.

3.  Did you pass your driving test first time?

No, I didn’t. I was fine with the written test but I failed the practical. I should have gone back and done it again but we were going on our overseas holiday and when we came back, I could not get the same instructor. I didn’t like the new one because he made me nervous so I only took a few more lessons. I’ve never driven since.

4.  Does loud music from a neighbour or passing cars annoy you?

Oh yes, especially neighbours. I had neighbours in Geeveston who sometimes played their music so loudly that I could hear it inside with the doors and windows closed. They were mostly young guys and I don’t think they meant any harm but it drove me nuts. I hated their taste in music too. I actually got to the point of sticking my head over the fence one day and telling them their music was too loud. I usually just grin and bear it. They turned it down. Passing cars, it doesn’t bother me so much because they are, you know, passing. They will soon be gone. But at home I want peace and quiet. Actually, what I hate even more than loud music is loud voices. These same neighbours were always arguing and swearing when they were outside and I don’t like having to hear that sort of thing.

Gratitude:

What has made you smile over the last seven days?

Seeing the spring bulbs start to appear.

Hearing about the antics of the possums that visit our garden at night from Naomi.

Funny things the pets do.

Taswegian1957

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.

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