I’d love to have got some pictures of outdoor toilets, “dunnies” as Aussies call them. Don’t ask me why. I wasn’t born here.
Instead, here are some of my own bathroom when I was painting it a year or two ago and earlier after we had the new shower put in. We were so pleased with it.
A modern bathroom in a Hobart apartment I visited as part of Open House Hobart a few years ago. I could not avoid getting myself in the picture.
A public bathroom aboard Explorer of the Seas.
My featured image is an edit of one I took for the doll blog some years ago. It was for Halloween and I was trying to recreate the old tale that if a girl brushed her hair in front of a mirror at midnight on Halloween she’d see the reflection of her future husband. The doll is a Fashion Fever Teresa (Barbie) and the sink and mirror are vintage Sindy ones which belong to Naomi.
As we have the option of answering these questions in a seasonally appropriate way I thought that I’d comment on both summer and winter in my answers this week.
Are you a Summer person? A Winter person? Or one of the other seasons suits you best?
I’m definitely not a summer person. I didn’t mind the hot days so much when I was younger but now I hate extreme heat and humidity. Summer in Tasmania is usually cooler than the other states but we seem to get more hot days than we used to and of course, there is always the spectre of bushfires. I don’t mind winter so much although the rain and the grey days can get a little depressing sometimes. I really prefer spring and autumn, spring for the flowers and blossoming trees and autumn for the foliage. It’s probably the nicest weather we have as spring can be windy.
What is your favorite summertime clothing?
I don’t really wear dresses and skirts much and certainly would not be seen in shorts, nor do I like cropped 3/4 length pants on me. Mostly I wear jeans or if it’s really hot lightweight summer pants and a v-neck or scoop neck, short-sleeved T-shirt. I have some 3/4 sleeve T-shirts that I like a lot and I wear these for three seasons out of four with a cardigan over if required. Now it’s winter so I’m wearing a long sleeved “spencer” under a sweatshirt or knitted jumper (sweater to my American friends) and sometimes a fleece vest over that. Australian homes tend not to be centrally heated so layers are good. I do have what Tasmanians call a heat pump and the rest of Australia calls a reverse cycle air conditioner which keeps my living room, dining room and kitchen warm but the rest of the house is pretty cold at this time of year.
Do you find yourself eating out more during the summer? Or making ‘cold food’ like salads and stuff you can heat in the microwave?
No, I eat out about the same amount all year round, hardly at all. I do have salads more in summer, coleslaw, potato salad, pasta salad are what I have at home although I might get a Caesar salad if I eat out. I’m not a huge fan of lettuce. If it’s really hot things like quiche and cold meats are good. At this time of year though it’s pasta, Shepherd’s Pie, stews and casseroles.
Do you like watermelon? What’s your favorite summertime treat?
I do like watermelon. I didn’t when I was younger but now I do. I also like rockmelons. A favourite summertime treat would be cream or ice cream with strawberries, raspberries or blueberries. A favourite winter dessert would be a steamed pudding with custard.
Are you thankful it’s finally (sorta) dry and warm?
Well, it’s neither here but that’s OK. It’s dry and warm inside.