Question Time Over Coffee – 12 November

Here is another set of questions from Rory at Earthly Comforts.

A well deserved cup of coffee.
You have 11 minutes free time, how do you spend it best with regards entertainment?
I would most likely read something.
Are you a fan of feet either yours or others or are you averse feet?
Why and why?
Most definitely not. I have no interest in other people’s feet. I don’t want to see people cut their toenails for example. I have a lot of difficulty cutting my own but I hate anyone touching my feet so there is no way I’d let someone else do it.
When you are wrong and you know you are wrong do you admit to being wrong or try and find a right for your wrong?
I don’t like to admit to being wrong, who does? If I have done wrong I will try to fix it.
Are you more of a night owl or a morning lark?
Night owl these days. I rarely have to get up early and despite my best intentions I am rarely in bed before 1 am. I blame blogging. I always seem to start writing new pots around midnight and have to stay up till I am done.
Do you listen to audiobooks and if so what is the appeal? How many do you get through every month?
I did have Audible for a while. I cancelled it to save money but I do have several audiobooks on my devices. I do enjoy them but if I listen in bed I fall asleep and lose my place. I do find them handy if I’m cooking or ironing and need my hands free though. I listen to less than one a month.
Do you bore quickly and if so why and how do you combat it and if not, how do you avoid that boredom?
No, I don’t bore quickly. I can do the same thing for hours without becoming bored. If I have a task I consider boring to do like ironing I’ll listen to a book or put the TV on. If I have to do something that involves a lot of waiting around and I don’t have a book I can always daydream.
What is one thing that you wish your readers knew about you and your blog?
I can’t really think of anything. People who already read this blog know my hobbies and interests.
What items do you have on the top shelf of your fridge right now, today?
Two types of margarine, the one I like and the one Naomi likes, half a dozen or so mini tubs of flavoured yoghurt, half a dozen or so mini tubs of low fat custard and a dozen eggs.
Are you able to stand on one leg for 25 seconds?
I don’t know and I’m not going to try it in case I can’t because getting up off the floor is harder than it used to be.
What are your favourited book titles from the following six categories?
[One item only per genre please – use alternative genre if first choice is not your style]

 Children’s literature – The Vine Clad Hill by Mabel Esther Allen
Historical Fiction – Before We Were Yours – Lisa Wingate
Mystery – The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
Thriller or AdventureThe Snow Tiger by Desmond Bagley
Pride & Prejudice
Sci-Fi – The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
What twelve items would you take to a deserted island if you were going to be stranded there for twelve months and why those items – how are they functional to your survival?

[You can not take people, or any means of escape and there is no Internet access or electricity]

Sleeping Bag
Warm waterproof jacket
container to hold water
cooking pot
knife for chopping food
camping rations because I don’t see myself being successful at hunting or fishing
First aid kit
camera with a spare battery or two
note book and pencils

The first ten items are to take care of my physical needs, food, shelter, warmth and health. The last two are for my mental well being.
Does the society of today need social media platforms? Are they dying – as is suggested – off or are people simply after something else that is socially oriented but more personable?
I can’t really answer this. Do we need them? I don’t really think so but they can be useful if used well. I don’t think they are dying and even if they were I feel sure that something else would take its place people want to be connected and they love their devices.


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.


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