Sunday Poser #120

Sadje of “Keep It Alive” is the host of the Sunday Poser and this week’s question is about the ubiquitous Mr Google.

How many times a day/ week you Google stuff?

I know that Google does not like us to use their name as a verb but too bad. I’m going to. I probably Google something several times a week, probably at least once a day.

What sort of things? Well I often Google names and addresses of tradespeople we might need to use. We have a lot of jobs we want done around the house and as we don’t really know a lot of people the best way to find out is to do an internet search for the service we need.

We also use Google for searching for travel information. I recently went down to Hobart for a long weekend and used it to search for somewhere to stay, and once I got there for directions and places to eat. Sometimes I use it to help Naomi research for her upcoming holiday looking up visa requirements, rail passes and so on.

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Then of course there are those times when you get into a conversation with someone and something comes up that nobody knows the answer to. In pre-internet days this could drive me crazy, asking people and trying to remember. Once, at work, Naomi and I were trying to remember the name of a particular film and ended up asking nearly everyone in our workplace before someone remembered. Now we can just google it.

Finally, I Google a lot of things when I am writing blog posts. I do it to check facts, to find information and sometimes images. I do a lot of Googling to identify dolls when I’m writing posts for that blog.

Of course there are other search engines, and I think that we often use Google as a generic term, probably why they don’t like it. Whichever one you use they can help you find anything.



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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