Share Your World – 2015 – Week #7

Sharing My World This Week

 

Is the paper money in your possession right now organized sequentially according to denomination and with the bills right side up and facing the same way?

I used to do that when I was working full time and was paid in cash, especially as I often had a well stuffed wallet. These days I don’t bother so much because there is rarely a lot of money in my purse. Partly because I don’t have as much and partly because I use online banking to pay bills and EFTPOS to pay for larger purchases. I rarely need to carry more than bus fare and lunch money and a few dollars for minor purchases. It’s easy to see what denominations I have in my purse because Australian currency is quite colourful with a different colour for each denomination. Even when I did sort notes I can’t remember being bothered about which way round they were.
Australian banknotes in wallet

What is your favorite type of dog?  (can be anything from a specific breed, a stuffed animal or character in a movie)

I wouldn’t say that I had an absolute favourite breed of dog but there are several that I like a lot. For looks I think that collie’s , the “Lassie” type are beautiful dogs but I’d never want to do that much grooming so I wouldn’t have one. I like golden retrievers too and spaniels. I like the dignity of the German Shepherd and the good nature of the labrador although I really prefer to own dogs that are a bit smaller than these breeds. I like the fact that poodles don’t shed hair (so I’m told). If we have another dog after Cindy perhaps it should be a poodle. All the dogs we ever had shed on you if you as much as looked at them. I also like the personality of the corgi, Welsh or Pembroke. Cindy’s predecessor, Tessie was a corgi/Cavalier King Charles spaniel cross and she had a great personality. She “talked” which seems to be a corgi thing. She’d communicate with something that was between a bark and a growl. Cindy’s mother was half corgi and half Staffordshire terrier and we hoped that Cindy would take after her but what we didn’t know was that her father was a labrador so we ended up with a big friendly dog who has no corgi tendencies at all. This is Tessie when she was a puppy.

Tessie

I think my favourite TV character dog or dogs because I think he was played by several animals would be “Inspector Rex“.

If money was not an issue, would you go on a cruise?  If so where would you go?

Would I? Try and stop me. It is near the top of my travel bucket list. When we came to Australia from England we came by sea,  passing through the Suez Canal and stopping at Aden, crossing the Indian Ocean and arriving in Australia four weeks later. I’d love to sail to England again and have four or more weeks at sea. My sister and I would also like to sail on the Queen Mary between Southampton, England and New York. Also on my list would be New Zealand, Alaska and Scandinavia so you can see that if money was not an object I’d probably be off cruising every couple of years.

image Castel Felice
Castel Felice, the ship that brought my family to Australia.

Radiance of the Seas

Would you dare to sleep in haunted house overnight?

I’m not sure. I’m quite interested in haunted places. I’ve been on ghost tours and I think it would be fascinating to stay overnight in one of these supposedly haunted places. However, I’m not sure that I would like it in my own home. I have never seen anything from the spirit world myself as far as I can remember but I’ve met people who have and I don’t know how I would react if I did. I expect it would depend on if it felt good or bad to me.

 

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge: 2015 Week #6 (2)

Which Way-West Coast Wilderness Railway

This is one of my favourite places in Tasmania. This narrow gauge railway runs between Strahan and Queenstown and is operated as a tourist railway. It is a fantastic way to see the rainforest as there are no roads through this area. Railway enthusiasts will love the steam engines and the unusual engineering needed to build the railway. I took these pictures on our last visit in 2012 when we went to the west coast with our friends Gillian and Bruce. Gillian and I have birthdays only two weeks apart and this trip was to celebrate our 55th birthdays. The weather was not the best as it was late May but we still enjoyed ourselves. I have been meaning to write about the railway for a while and will do so in the near future.

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – Week #6

Which Way Northwest Coast, Tasmania

These photos were taken on a trip with friends a few years ago and feature the beachfront at Burnie and the area near “The Nut” at Stanley.

Share Your World – 2015 Week #6

Sharing My World This Week

What was the last time you went to a new place?

I have been having a hard time getting to the old places lately let alone going anywhere new. I love going to new places though. I think that the last new place I visited was when I went to Melbourne in October. I’ve been to Melbourne many times but I stayed with friends who live at Sunbury and I’d never been there before. Sunbury is about 40km north of Melbourne and is a regional town which is now developing into a commuter suburb. Sunbury is famous for two things. Firstly for being the birthplace of The Ashes  and secondly for being the venue for the Sunbury Music Festivals held between 1972-1975. The festivals were held on a farm belonging to George Duncan at Jackson’s Creek which is between the now suburbs of Digger’s Rest and Sunbury and were Australia’s  answer to Woodstock.

Rupertswood Mansion, Sunbury, Victoria
Rupertswood Mansion, Sunbury, Victoria

If you were or are a writer do you prefer writing short stories, poems or novels, other?  And what type of genre would you prefer?

Well I am not a writer but if I was I think that what I would like to write best is non fiction. I would probably  most enjoy being a travel writer telling interesting or humourous stories about my journeys or writing practical guides for other travellers. The bonus would be that I would have to visit places myself in order to write about them. I guess that what I write about in my two blogs are the things I enjoy writing about, places, events, things and occasionally a bit of ranting.

Checking the Route
Checking the Route

Out of your five senses (touch, taste, sight, smell, hearing) which is your favorite?

I would not want to lose any one of my senses but as to my favourite I guess it would be sight because seeing lovely things makes me feel happy.

If 100 people your age were chosen at random, how many do you think you’d find leading a more satisfying life than yours?

No, I think we’re all pretty much the same and a random sample would find people leading a life that they were satisfied with some of the time and unsatisfied with at times as well.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Last week I got to visit the Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart, I caught up with my sister for a day and my friend Allyson and her husband Matt. The weather was beautiful too. In the week coming up I don’t expect anything out of the ordinary but I hope we’ll have some more nice days and that Hubby will enjoy better health.

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – Week #5

Which Way On The Boardwalk

My which ways for this week were all taken by the water. I’ve always liked piers, jetties and boardwalks.