Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Anything Related to Music


Pipe bands are music to my ears.

A Pipe Band marching on ANZAC Day

I am probably showing my age with this selection of music.

A vinyl album.
Sheet Music.
Theme from Star Wars for piano.



Share Your World 2019: 14 January

    I was writing

these answers late last night and my laptop totally refused to let me add a link, or even change the size of my heading. I decided to finish it off this morning on the desktop. I was dismayed to find that I can’t do it here either so obviously, WordPress is being weird again. I think I found another way. I hope it worked.

You’re walking in a forest and you find a black suitcase.  Inside it is one million dollars and a piece of paper, stained in blood and bearing the single word “Don’t!”  Would you take the suitcase home or leave it?

First of all, I am very surprised that anyone would leave a suitcase full of money unlocked. I don’t know that I would even open it in case there was something nasty inside. I certainly would not take it home. If I had opened it and seen the blood and the note I’d feel that it was something that needed to be reported to the police and that I should not touch it because obviously, the area is a crime scene of some kind.  I am certainly not going to keep the money because. a) I would feel bad when it wasn’t mine. b) someone might come after me for it. c) I’ve never seen a million dollars, for all I know it might be counterfeit notes.

I don’t have many of the large-sized notes in my purse 🙂

Imagine you lapsed and cheated on your partner. You feel horrible and you know you’ll never do it again, because the feeling is so awful. Would you confess?

I can’t imagine that I would ever have done that but if I had I would give myself away for sure because I would act guilty even if I didn’t say anything.

Would you live your life differently if nobody ever judged you for anything you did?

I want to say no but I don’t think many of us are completely unaffected by what other people think of us. As I get older I care less about what people in general think of my life choices but of course you want your family and friends to think well of you so sometimes you don’t say or do exactly as you please in case you upset them.  I really don’t care if people think I’m stupid to collect dolls, or if they criticise my appearance, eating habits or anything like that because it is really none of their business.

Would a fly without wings be called a walk? No? What would you call it?

Well, that depends.  Was the fly born with wings and lost them in some kind of mishap? Can a fly survive losing its wings? In that case, I think you can still call it a fly. If its parents were flies it is a fly.

In any case, wings or not I’d call it a noisy, dirty little pest.

What’s something that brought joy and lightness of being to you this past week?

Before I started to write this post I was watching cricket on TV and I must say that even though I haven’t been able to go to any of their games this summer I’m really enjoying how well our Hobart Hurricanes are playing as they are currently on top of the points table.

The crowd on the hill at Blundstone Arena

A Photo A Week Challenge: The Great Outdoors

The Great Tasmanian Outdoors

Here I’m sharing a few photos taken in different parts of Tasmania over the past ten years or so.

Moss on a tree. Near Strahan , Tasmania


Early morning view of Strahan taken from our hotel in the Strahan Village.
image vineyards by the river
Vineyards near Rosevears on the Tamar. Cool climate wines are growing in popularity.
Rainbow over the Huon River
Rainbow over the Huon River
Table Cape, north west Tasmania
Topiary, Lake Dulverton, Oatlands Tasmania

Share Your World 2019 – 7 January

Sharing My World This Week

Did you have to help out with chores when you were growing up?  If so, what were you assigned to do?

Mum was not as strict as some parents about chores. She expected us to keep our rooms tidy and pick up our toys but we did not have to do regular chores.

Have you ever researched your family tree?   What do you know about your family’s roots? 

I did do a little although after you get to a certain point it can become expensive getting certificates to verify the names and dates when you live in a country other than the one where you were born. I think it is an interesting subject. My roots are mostly English on both sides although one grandparent was born in Canada.

My maternal grandparents when they were young.

What’s your cure for hiccups?

I don’t really have one. I try holding my breath but it doesn’t seem to work all that well. I’ve tried drinking a glass of water which also doesn’t seem to help a lot. I think in the end they go away of their own accord.

What makes you roll your eyes every time you hear it?  Either figuratively or literally?

Election promises. You know that there is an election due when politicians start bringing out plans for projects that you know will get dumped as soon as the election is over. In Australia, the favourite one is the Very Fast Train between Sydney and Melbourne. I have heard that one so often that when I hear it is being talked about I just assume someone thinks it is a vote winner. Other favourites are “new flag” and “Have a referendum to decide if we should become a republic.”


Share a gratitude or positive moment or experience from 2019 so far.

The year is barely a week old and there has not been much positive news in the papers. There are bushfires burning around the country including in the Tasmanian Wilderness, our politicians are still behaving badly, India beat us at cricket, Trump is still an idiot. In other words business as usual.

2016 Tasmanian bushfire MG 0160

In my own little world, I try and find positive moments where I can. I’m enjoying listening to the Harry Potter books on Audible and someone is coming to look at my house tomorrow. Maybe they will want to buy it.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Colourful Monotones


Putting this post together was quite a saga due to an annoying problem my desktop computer has developed. When I am editing photos it hangs if I do more than one photo and the only way to get out of it is by shutting the computer down via the power button.  Luckily most of my photos live on a separate drive which I can plug into my laptop but it is an inconvenience.  All these photos are of things I found around the house.

Cindy’s coat
ball of wool.
The new carpet.
Shades of the same colour
The detail on a vintage tablecloth.


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Any Kind Of Geometric Shape


Famous Stairs and famous triangles.
Grand old arch at the Botanical Gardens in Hobart.
Federation Square, Melbourne. Too many shapes.
Circular skylight.

A Photo A Week Challenge: On The Horizon

  Cloudy Horizons

First sight of New Zealand
Our first sight of New Zealand


image Huon River, Port Huon
The Huon River from Port Huon Wharf. The clouds are tinged with tobacco from a controlled burn in the forests beyond Geeveston.
Sunrise on the harbour in Darwin.
Blundstone Arena under a cloudy sky.
Blundstone Arena under a cloudy sky.
Dark clouds looming over the Cenotaph in Hobart.