Do you feel comfortable walking in your neighbourhood at night?
Yes, I don’t see very well in the dark but the streets here are better lit than where I used to live. I worry more about falling over in the dark than I do about unsavoury people. This is a very quiet neighbourhood. I always felt safe in Geeveston but I lived on the main road and it wasn’t lit and there was no footpath, so I would never walk anywhere after dark. In fact I wouldn’t even walk down my driveway after dark if I could avoid it because I couldn’t see where I was going.
When you shop for day to day things, do you pay by cash or card?
These days I use my debit card a lot more. Most stores will accept cards even for small purchases now so it saves carrying a lot of cash around. I do like to have some cash in my purse though because if I go to a market or something like that they may not take cards although I’m finding more and more vendors have these little wireless card readers. There are ATM’s in Wynyard and I try to remember to top up with cash when I’m there in case I need it. I do have a credit card that I use for grocery shopping and if I’m buying food I will use that. I put the money on my account every fortnight.
When was the last time you dressed up for a special occasion?
Oh gosh, I hardly ever dress up now. Even to go out for our Christmas meal with the other volunteers from the visitor centre I don’t really dress up a lot. Good pants and a nice top instead of jeans is about as dressy as I get. The last time I dressed up a bit more was probably on our last cruise. That was in 2018! I don’t like wearing stockings and heels so I really don’t wear dresses and skirts any more.
Have you ever lied about your age?
No. I’m not ashamed of my age. Why should I be? I never lied to say I was older when I was a teen either. I was content to wait until I was of age to go to adult venues etc.
I’ve said this before but I do enjoy watching the local wildlife. As we are next to a National Park there is a lot of it. Both Naomi and I love to watch the possums that visit our garden every night. We have big gum trees that they like although we often see them on the palm trees as well. Mostly we see Brushtail possums which can grow quite large but occasionally we see the smaller Ringtail Possums. I saw one of those last night. We also have Pademelons which are small wallabies and Potoroos. I think a couple of Pademelons might be living in our garden because they are out there every night. I think we’re very lucky to live in a place like this with so much wildlife and so many birds.
How lovely to have so much nature on your doorstep. Thanks for joining in Vanda.
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