On Friday I went to Channel Court Shopping Centre in Kingston, the nearest suburban mall to Geeveston. It’s about 50km from here. The friend I was with needed to get batteries for his watch and car keys so while he was doing that I snapped a few pictures with my phone. I don’t like to take my DSLR on shopping trips but the phone will take a good enough picture.
Channel Court Shopping Centre would only take up a tiny corner of the massive Marina Bay Sands shopping mall in Singapore.
A rather nice shopping arcade in Brisbane.
Shopping aboard Ovation of the Seas
Had any good conversations with yourself lately? Did you listen to yourself? And how’d that work out for you? (Credit Allie Bean https://thespectacledbean )
I try to give myself good advice and I usually take it. Of course, I don’t have a one hundred per cent success rate but I haven’t fired myself yet.
What is gravity and how does it work?
Gravity is the force that keeps us all from floating off the planet. Of course, if I were a Flat Earther I’d probably say that I didn’t believe in gravity and that it was all fake news.
What is more real – Mind or Matter?
When we are asked to do things that we really balk at we’re told it is mind over matter. Often that means the person insisting doesn’t mind and it doesn’t matter what we think.
Should a vegetarian (or vegan) eat animal crackers?
Technically I suppose that a vegan shouldn’t as they have dairy products in them. Some people might be too PC to eat them anyway I guess.
Name (describe) something you wouldn’t want to run into in a dark and deserted wood or alley. Politicians are a given, so skip those please. Thanks!
A tree or a wall. I have terrible night vision and I’d walk into something I couldn’t see or more likely fall over and hurt myself. Alternatively, this guy.
Or these guys.
Squares & Rectangles
This is going to be one of those weeks when I don’t get to take photos so here are a few from home and from the model train show.
Social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat) a good thing, a bad thing or a mixture of both?
I have to say mixed. I get very annoyed by the way that some folk feel they must share every little detail of their lives on social media. I also think that it is very rude to be looking at or replying to Tweets etc when you are with others. On the other hand, social media can be a way to connect with like-minded people or to keep in touch with family and friends you don’t often see, especially the younger ones. During our bushfire crisis last summer I relied heavily on local Facebook groups for the latest information on what was going on and whether friends were OK.
Are you camera shy or do you pose for the camera with confidence?
Love taking photos, hate having my photo taken especially now. I looked a lot better thirty years ago. Naomi and I spent a lot of time dodging the ship’s photographers on our two cruises.
Is there anything you’ve kept from younger years for sentimental reasons alone?
Nearly everything I keep from younger years is for sentimental reasons, things that belonged to mum, things that I had as a child or a young woman. I have things of David’s I wouldn’t part with too.
Do you like to decorate for different holidays?
The only holiday I really decorate for is Christmas but I adore doing that. I have favourite Christmas ornaments that go on the tree every year (see the previous question). Halloween is not a big thing here.
Do you feel you’re a strong person character-wise? Also, if you do have a gratitude thought or picture you’d like to share, please feel free! The world can always use more positive vibes!
I would like to think I am but perhaps it’s not for me to judge. For my gratitude thought I’d like to tell you about a lady who lives in my town who spends all her time helping people. She set up a Pay It Forward page on Facebook for people to donate goods and if she hears about someone locally who is having a tough time she tries to help them; when she is not working on sorting and bagging donations she cooks meals for people who can’t afford to buy food. She spends a lot of her own money even though she only has a pension herself. I am grateful that people like this exist.
I am a bit late getting this post up but decided to do it anyway because cars and trucks are a fun subject to photograph. I took these this morning when I took Cindy for a short walk to the local football ground. It is about 300m from my house and the intersection is a good spot to photograph the big log trucks as you can hear them coming from some distance away and they have to slow down to get around the corner. The Huon Highway is not a highway like the big ones that many of you overseas are used to. It’s not even much of a road compared to the Bass or Midland Highways here in Tasmania. The speed limit outside my house is 100kmh, slowing to 80kmh just past me on the outskirts of Geeveston. There is no footpath so walking that 300m is something I only do in daylight.
I was actually heading home when this last truck appeared around the corner. I had time to take the last two photos and hold Cindy tightly while it passed us. Luckily there was enough room to get out of the way. You can see from the first two photos that there is not a lot of room to walk while crossing the small bridge and it is safer to walk on the side with the concrete kerb even though I normally prefer to be facing the oncoming traffic.