Truthful Tuesday: 23 May

Truthful Tuesday is a prompt created by PC Guy IV and currently hosted by Di of Pensitivity101. Here is this week’s question.

Would you like to go up in space?

I’ve never had a strong desire to go into space. At this stage of our space development I know that civilians can go to space to work but we are not quite to the point where space is a tourist destination. I believe that some people have already reserved places on the first commercial passenger space flights even though we don’t know when those will be.

Of course it would be amazing to see the Earth from space. I think that would be my main reason for going if I did want to go (and was a multi-millionaire). I am not mad keen to see Mars or the Moon. It’s not as if we lived in the science fiction world which is full of interesting and beautiful planets and space stations.

Would I want to visit space if I lived in say, the Star Trek universe? Well, maybe then I’d take a holiday in space the way I’d go on a cruise. Most of the space ships we see in science fiction are quite utilitarian vessels though. No luxury cruise space ships, except for the Titanic in the Doctor Who episode “Voyage of the Damned”. That’s the one that nearly crashed into Buckingham Palace. I don’t think I’d have cared to be on that voyage.

Starship Titanic
Photo courtesy of Ben Leto on Flickr -


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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