Share Your World – 2014 Week 28

Adelaide Christmas Pageant 2004 Snow White Float.jpg
Adelaide Christmas Pageant 2004 Snow White Float” by Alex Sims – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons.

Share Your World – 2014 Week 28

Have you ever been a participant in a parade? What did you do?

I have never been in a parade. I always wanted to be in John Martin’s Christmas Pageant which I loved watching but as I never worked at the store or played a musical instrument the chances of that happening were not great. I still think it would be fun to be in a parade of some kind though. I have been in a protest march for the first time recently and while that’s not really the same I am  glad that I did it.image Not Happy Jan #marchinmarch Hobart

If you were handed free opera tickets, would you go or sell them? Why?

I have to admit I would probably give them away or sell them. Opera is not my cup of tea. Musicals yes, I love them but for me opera is where “when the heroine is stabbed instead of bleeding she sings.”

Why did you start your blog?

I started my blog for a couple of reasons. One was that I had been asked as a part of my volunteer job at a local church to maintain a WordPress website and I wanted to learn more about blogging so I could do it better. I didn’t want to mess up the church website so I decided to start one of my own where I could experiment. Another reason was that since Yahoo GeoCities stopped hosting websites I hadn’t had an outlet for sharing my doll stories. I use Flickr for photos but Flickr has changed a lot recently and I didn’t feel it was a good medium for long descriptions any more. Lastly a family member commenting on a rather long Facebook post I’d done said “You ought to do a blog.” So I thought “Why not?” and here I am.

What is your favorite tradition? (family tradition, church tradition, whatever)

I like traditions so this is a hard one for me to pick. There are a number of things that I like to do every year, go and see the scarecrow competition entries for the Middleton Fair, Watch the start of the Sydney Hobart race on TV then go and see the yachts arrive in Hobart a few days later, Watch the Boxing Day Test (Cricket) match to mention a few traditions that have begun since we came to Tasmania. However Christmas traditions are my favourites, putting up the tree the weekend before Christmas, making mince pies, Christmas puddings and Christmas cake. I wouldn’t feel it was a proper Christmas without those things.

image mince pies
Mince Pies

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 had the opportunity to take several photos I was really happy with. This week has started well with a visit to friends for a puppy cuddling session, they are socializing the puppies ready for when the go to new homes. This weekend I will be visiting my sister which I always look forward to.


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

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