Share Your World – 2014 – Week 35

Share Your World Week 35

Have your blogging goals changed?

I started both of my blogs over a year ago and my initial goal was just to post regularly and not abandon them after a few weeks or months. Now I have set new goals. For my doll blog my goal is to create pages for each type of doll I own and to write regular posts featuring my large collection of Barbie and other fashion dolls. For example at the moment I’m doing a series of posts about Barbie’s Fashion Fever Closets. I am trying to feature a new one each week hoping that it may help fellow collectors identify outfits that they have bought at flea markets etc.

My goal for this blog has changed too. At first it was just for writing about things that interested me that were not doll related, pets, hobbies, opinions and so on but after a few months I decided that the theme of the blog would be to show off places in my home state of Tasmania. I still blog about everything but I feature photographs and articles about Tasmanian places every week.

I have not set goals like getting x number of followers because I don’t want to write for a specific audience. I just want to be me, talking about things that are important to me.

flower stall
Spring at Salamanca Market


If you were to perform in the circus, what would you do?

There is no way in the world that I would ever want to perform in a circus. Being a trapeze artist or tight rope walker is way too scary for someone with a fear of falling and I don’t look good in tights anyway. These days you don’t really see animal acts. I’d probably enjoy doing something with performing dogs but I don’t really think that chimpanzees enjoy wearing clothes and pretending to be human and even when I was young it used to worry me to see elephants balancing on two legs on a stool. I was always afraid they would be hurt. I saw a brilliant juggler at a circus once, maybe it was the Moscow Circus, doing amazing things with spinning plates but I’m a born klutz so that’s not for me either. If I ran away to join the circus I’d be the one selling the tickets.

CircusTent02“. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

If you could go back and talk to yourself at age 18 what advice would you give yourself?  Or if you are younger than 25 what words of wisdom would you like to tell yourself at age 45?

I think that I would tell myself to find something I wanted to do and study for a qualification so that I could get a better job. Probably I wouldn’t listen to myself though. At eighteen I was happy to be out of school and earning a wage so that I could save up to travel overseas.

What is your favorite comfort snack food?

I love my comfort foods. Chocolate would be right at the top of the list although I don’t buy chocolate all the time because I know I would just eat too much of it. When my sister and I get together once a month we love to share a packet of Tim Tams which are chocolate biscuits. They come in quite a lot of different flavours, Original, double coat, white chocolate, choc orange, well you get the idea. Recently I discovered Red Velvet Tim Tams and bought a packet of them to take to my sister’s house for a birthday treat. They were very nice too.


Packet of Original Tim Tams.JPG
Packet of Original Tim Tams” by Lakeyboy (talk) – I (Lakeyboy (talk)) created this work entirely by myself.
Transferred from en.wikipedia. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

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

Last week was a good week for me. The weather was beautiful and I was able to spend a lot of time out-of-doors. I went to a model railway show, a doll show and took part in a rally where I heard some inspiring speeches and learned the words of the song “Lean On Me”. This week will be quieter with time at home for baking biscuits, blogging and hopefully taking some more doll photos.

The Unions Choir, Hobart Tasmania
The Unions Choir, Hobart Tasmania


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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