Share Your World: 18 March


Do You Have Any Guilty Pleasures?

I guess that would probably be chocolate. I don’t buy chocolate or chocolate biscuits just for myself very often. It’s always a big temptation to eat it all at one go but I usually try to make it last if I have it. Once in a while though I will think “Darn it, I’m just going to finish it.”

Tim Tams

What Is The Worst Pick Up Line You Ever Heard?  

            For the guys: What’s The Worst Pick Up Line You’ve Used?

I don’t believe that anyone has ever used a pickup line on me. I know David didn’t and I only went on one date before I met him.

What Slang Or Trend Makes You Feel Old?

Millennials make me feel old full stop. I don’t understand their slang half the time. I have no idea who the actors and musicians they follow are and I hate the way they write articles that begin “You have been doing …….. all wrong.” As if to say that they know best about everything.

What Do You Consider The Most Over-rated Song?

I can’t choose one song out of millions. When you hear one song on the radio all the time you can get very tired of it especially if it is not your sort of music.  For example when we were on holidays Naomi and I got very tired of the music being played on board our cruise ship. We didn’t know what most of it was but I think that the soundtrack to “The Greatest Showman” had just been released and that featured heavily. Most of the time I just don’t listen to the radio except for classical music  (except opera).

The Greatest Showman Japan Premiere Red Carpet (38435528300)

Instead of a Tender Mercies question, here’s a philosophical one instead:

You Find A Book And Begin To Read Only To Discover That It Is Your Life. You Get To The Point That You Are At Now, Do You Turn The Page Knowing That You Will Not Be Able To Change The Events To Come?

I don’t know that I’d like to be put in that position. I have been known to peek at the end of a book to see “how it comes out” but I don’t know if I want to know when or how I will die or what the end of my life might be like. I think I’d stop reading.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Shiny


Sun shining on the water.

image Huon River
Huon River – Winter Sunday morning

A shiny brooch and some shiny stones.

Celtic Jewellery

A shiny metal robot.

Replica of the “Lost in Space ” robot at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Fences & Gates

Don’t Fence Me In

Farm style gate in the backyard.
Two fences and two gates.
Wooden fence

When the houses behind ours were built in 2009 the developer built a new fence to replace the previous one. Ten years later the view has changed.

A Photo A Week Challenge: Cityscape/Townscape


I lived in the suburbs of Adelaide for most of my life. Since we moved in 2002 I’ve only been back a handful of times. When I did go I often photographed places in the city, mainly because I was fearful that they might not be there or would be changed beyond recognition the next time I visited. These photos were taken in 2011, 2012 and 2016.

King William Street, Adelaide in 2011
Exterior of the Regent Arcade off Rundle Mall
The exterior of the Regent Arcade off Rundle Mall- 2011
Rundle Mall, Adelaide, 2011
Adelaide Arcade from Grenfell Street. 2011

When we visited in 2011 and again in 2012 there was a lot of construction going on in the city. John Martin’s department store had already been demolished and Harris Scarfe’s store was about to follow.

Construction in Rundle Mall 2012

On my last visit in 2016, I chose not to visit Rundle Mall and instead spent time around Elder Park, the Festival Centre and Adelaide Oval. Adelaide Oval had just been redeveloped and since I was there they are now “improving” the Festival Centre.

Adelaide Oval
The new entrance to Adelaide Oval
A view of the Festival Theatre and the River Torrens, Adelaide 2016
The Torrens, Adelaide 2016

RDP: Walk

Just Keep Walking

When my sister and I were little girls mum often used to take us to the shops or the park, this was when we lived in England. We always walked. We didn’t own a car and although we occasionally used the bus more often than not mum would walk taking our big pram, or later on a pushchair for Naomi which I would ride on if my feet got too tired.

Tunnel under the railway line Romford UK.

I guess because of this we didn’t find it a problem to get around on foot. We walked to school, with mum and later alone or perhaps with friends. If we wanted to go to the shops we walked too. Later, when we were a little older and living in Elizabeth, South Australia we also walked to the library or to the railway station to catch a train to Adelaide. We thought nothing of it, nor did it bother us to walk home again afterwards. I remember that our cousins would often call their parents to come and pick them up from the station and we would wonder what the fuss was about. It only took about twenty minutes.

All that walking came in handy when as an adult I was working at the Adelaide Station myself. There was a lot of walking involved going through each train picking up rubbish.

TransAdelaide 3000 class railcar at Adelaide station

I think walking is a great way to get to know a place. When you are on foot you see a lot more. The first summer I lived in Tasmania I often had to wait an hour or more for a bus home from work. I used the time to explore the various streets of the Hobart CBD.

Davey St, Hobart.
Looking south along Davey Street.

My feet and ankles get sore now if I have to walk too fast, especially in hot weather but I still enjoy a walk in the park or by the river.

The Platypus Walk beside the Kermandie River.

Share Your World: 4 March

Sharing My World This Week

What’s the first thing you notice about a person?

I think generally their expression. Do they look happy or sad, smiling or serious?

Photo by Rene Asmussen from Pexels

What three habits do you feel would improve someone’s life?

Not in any particular order:

  • Optimism – “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”
  • Moderation- Enjoy the things you like but don’t go overboard
  • Tolerance – I’ll give you a quote from Gene Roddenberry for this one:
IDIC: Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations
“Intolerance in the 23rd century?  Improbable!  If humankind survives that long, we will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between people and between cultures.  We will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life’s exciting variety, not something to fear.  It’s a manifestation of the greatness that God, or whatever it is, gave us.  This infinite variation and delight, this is part of the optimism that we built into Star Trek.”— Gene Roddenberry

What takes up too much of your time?   Would you stop that if you could?

Definitely the internet. No.

Cookies (biscuits to those elsewhere), pastries, pie or cake?   If not, what does your sweet tooth crave?

I like all of those but if I had to choose I’d probably tend towards cake first although I am very partial to desserts like pies.


Gratitude?  Are You Happy?  If so, why?  If not, why not?

Yes. I am happy. I don’t have everything but I’m mostly content with my life.