Share Your World – 2014 – Week 43

Sharing My World This Week

What is your favorite time of day?

I like mornings. I don’t get up early as often as I used to but I used to like to see the sun rise and I like the way things are quiet early in the day. If I have to catch an early bus to Hobart I can hear the birds singing while I’m waiting outside. I like the light in the mornings too and I like getting to town just as things are opening for the day.

What’s your favorite charitable cause and why?

I wish I had the money to support more charities. These days I often find myself having to say no even to ones I’ve supported in the past. However I find it hard to say no to animal charities. The RSPCA is one, the World Wildlife Fund is another. These days Hubby and I try to support charities by buying our Christmas Cards and calendars from the Combined Charities card shop and by giving virtual gifts to family members by making a donation on their behalf to the WWF or to a humanitarian organisation like Oxfam to support people in developing countries. We feel that this is a gift that gives twice, to the beneficiaries by supporting useful projects and to our family members who tell us that they really don’t need more things. There are a lot of worthy causes but I guess I choose these charities because a lot of the problems animals have were caused by humans and they can’t speak for themselves so they need us to do it for them. I like to donate to Oxfam and similar organisations because the money helps to give people the basic necessities that everyone should have, clean water, shelter, health, education and a means to support themselves.

WWF logo.svg
WWF logo” by Created by MesserWoland. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia.

How do you like to spend a rainy day?

Today has been a very rainy day and I spent some of it pottering in the doll room. If it’s too wet to go out I’m quite happy to read, write blog posts or read other people’s, watch TV with Hubby or maybe play a computer game.

When writing by hand do you prefer to use a pencil or pen?

I do prefer a pen usually but lately I’ve been experiencing pen failure at inconvenient times. I’ve taken to carrying a notebook when I’m out in case I want to jot down things for the blog but on two or three occasions when I’ve sat down at a cafe or bus stop with time to spare and taken out my notebook my pen has refused to work. I think that I may need to invest in a good quality pen to keep in my handbag. However this question reminded me of a story I heard about the difficulty of getting pens to work in space. Maybe I should get one of these.AG-7 Space Pen.JPG
AG-7 Space Pen” by Cpg100Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 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?

The day before I went to Melbourne my back was aching badly. I was afraid  that it was going to really impact on my trip as I’d hoped to do a lot of walking. On the morning of the trip I took two anti inflammatory tablets at breakfast and put the packet in my bag. I didn’t touch them all weekend. By the time I reached Melbourne I felt fine and I walked several kilometres on the Sunday and Monday.

In the week coming up I’m looking forward to getting a quote for getting the rest of our bathroom floor tiled. We had the new shower put in a year or so ago but couldn’t afford to do the rest then but it will be nice to have everything matching.

Our bathroom with new shower area.
Our bathroom with new shower area.


WWF Virtual gifts.


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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