Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Rock, Paper, Scissors

Rock, Paper, Scissors

When I was a child we called this game “Chinese Decision”. I am not sure why and it was probably very un PC but I was a child when  Americans were looking for “Reds Under the Bed” and Australians were worrying about the “Yellow Peril”. Anyway if you say Rock, Paper, Scissors everyone knows what you mean.

Uluru (Ayers Rock) Northern Territory – As Crocodile Dundee probably would have said “Now that’s a rock!” 

Uluru taken on holiday around the early -mid 1980s. I have cleaned the picture up a bit as there were a few dust spots but the colours are what I saw.
Uluru taken on holiday around the early -mid 1980s. I have cleaned the picture up a bit as there were a few dust spots but the colours are what I saw.

I often keep old newspapers with interesting headlines. This was one I used when I was writing a post about the Cartela.


Front page of the local paper.
Front page of the local paper.

I tried to gather all the pairs of scissors I own but I could only find about half of them. I can think of at least four other pairs that are somewhere about the house.

A few pairs of scissors.
A few pairs of scissors.


Then of course there is “The Big Bang Theory ” version. “Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard. Spock”

Share Your World – 2016 – Week #35

Sharing My World This Week


List 2 things you have to be happy about?

  1. I have my health. Despite a few aches and pains, difficulty in getting up from chairs or off my knees and a dodgy back that sometimes inconveniently goes out on me I am in reasonably good health.
  2. I live in a beautiful part of the world with a climate that is not too hot and not too cold to be comfortable.

If you could take a photograph, paint a picture or write a story of any place in the world, what and where would it be?

That’s a tricky one to answer, there are many places I’ve visited and fallen in love with but I guess the place I love most to photograph and write about is my own home state of Tasmania.

Should children be seen and not heard?

I wish that they didn’t make  that high pitched shrieking noise that toddlers are so good at but I don’t think that we need to go back to Victorian times when children were barely seen and not heard from except when asked. I do think that a lot of children these days behave in a way that my mother would certainly not have tolerated from me. I think that even young children can be taught to respect other people and not, for example, run around everywhere in restaurants disturbing other diners or picking things up that don’t belong to them in shops or other people’s homes. This is not always the children’s fault as they need to be taught and some parents seem happy to let their children run amok while they do their own thing. I don’t have children or grandchildren myself which may be why I find this sort of thing aggravating or perhaps I’m just becoming a grumpy old lady.  I just think it’s never too soon to learn courtesy. I’ve never liked television programs that featured wise cracking kids who talk back to adults either. I don’t find it cute and it is even less so in real life.

List at least five of your favorite first names.

For girls it was easy:

  • Natalie
  • Valerie
  • Rebecca

I had to think about the boys names but here are a couple I like.

  • Ian
  • Jeremy


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

Last week Naomi and I went to the doll show in Hobart where I bought a doll and she bought a teddy bear. I met a local doll collector who reads my doll blog which was nice too. Naomi had also found me a Pedigree Walker at the Tip Shop who needs some work but will be very nice when she is all fixed up.

Penny the Pedigree Walker.
Penny the Pedigree Walker.

After the doll show we enjoyed a lovely relaxing afternoon at the Grand Chancellor Hotel in Hobart where we had High Tea. I also enjoyed seeing the Green Rosellas back in my garden again and my daffodils are all coming up. I was especially pleased about that because after all the garden disruption and the dry summer I thought I had probably lost them.

The rest of this week will be the usual Op Shop and chores at home but I am happy at home so that doesn’t matter.

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge

Which Way Railway

This week’s which ways are all about train tracks. The first one is recent. I took it on Saturday but the others are old. They are old prints which I scanned onto the computer, cropped and in some cases changed to black and white.

The train now approaching.
The train now approaching.
Sign at the old Hawker, SA station.
Sign at the old Hawker, SA station. 1980s
The Turntable at Pt Lincoln, SA 1990s
The Turntable at Pt Lincoln, SA 1990s
Adelaide Railcar Depot at dusk,1990s
Adelaide Railcar Depot at dusk,1990s


Share Your World – 2016 – Week#25

Sharing My World This Week

How many languages do you speak?

Only English. I learned some French and German in high school for a couple of years but most of it is long forgotten.


What are some words that just make you smile?

The first one that popped into my head was alpaca. I like the sound of the word and just the sight of an alpaca usually makes me smile.

Alpacas on a friends property. I fed them for a week.
Alpacas on a friends property. I fed them for a week.
Alpaca's Middleton Show 2011
Alpaca’s Middleton Show 2011


If you were the original architect of one existing building, which building would you select?

That’s a tough one, there are a great many buildings I admire but I’m going to pick the Taj Mahal because I think it is just about perfect.

Taj Mahal 2012


Would you rather have telepathy or telekinesis?  (Telepathy is the communication using your brain waves, telekinesis is channeling the energy onto physical objects to cause substantial, observable physical changes.)

Telepathy would be cool if you could turn it off when you didn’t want to use it. I think it would get a bit noisy inside your head if you could hear everyone all the time. It would be a great way to communicate with friends and family who were far away and so convenient somewhere noisy as I could communicate without having to shout.

I am not really sure what I’d use telekinesis for unless I could use it to make all my household appliances work and do the housework without me! Who needs bent spoons?


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

Last week work began on my front garden. It turned out that some of the timber on my front veranda was rotten so that has all been replaced and the framework for the new steps  has been laid down. The garden itself is a sodden, muddy mess at the moment and is likely to remain that way for a few weeks but that’s OK.

I also received some new dolls, my belated birthday present from Naomi, a Titian Swirl Ponytail Barbie and a little porcelain doll and I bought a Tammy, Misty and Pepper so I’ve been busy taking pictures for the doll blog.

This week looks like it’s going to be wet pretty much every day so I’m mainly looking forward to staying indoors and enjoying my new heater. I hope to get to Hobart on Friday to meet up with Allyson and Matt and possibly go to a retro market on Saturday.