Share Your World – 2014-Week 49

Sharing My World This Week

What is your preferred hot drink: coffee, tea, water, hot chocolate, or other?

It depends. I’m English so I was brought up with endless pots of tea. I don’t drink it as much now because Hubby doesn’t drink tea but if I visit my sister who doesn’t like coffee I drink a lot of it. Just regular tea with milk I’m not keen on herbal of fruit teas. I like hot chocolate or cocoa on  a cold night, with or without a marshmallow. These days my preferred hot drink is coffee and I probably drink way too much of it. I’m trying to cut back a bit or at least to drink more water, cold water. I would get no pleasure from drinking hot water.

What was your favorite toy as a child  . . .  and now?

I could not say that I’d had just one favourite toy. I loved my teddy bear James but we were not inseparable. The best I can do is to say that my favourite toy was nearly always a doll. My big  baby doll Theresa, my walking doll Christine, Sindy and Patch. Today? well I’m still playing with dolls, mostly Barbies, but Theresa, Christine, Sindy and a replacement Patch still live with me.

Candy factories of the entire world have become one and will now be making only one kind of candy. Which kind, if you were calling the shots?

If they all made Quality Street I could live with that.

Quality Street ®

Would you want $100,000 right now or $120,000 in a year (tax Free)?

Hmm good question. I am assuming the second option is $120,000 in a year from now not $120,000 in the course of a year. If that were an option who wouldn’t take that? It’s more money, $10,000 a month would be fine with me. But to return to the first idea  I think I’d take the money now because there are things that I’ve been waiting to do around the house for several years already and I’m tired of waiting. I want to do them now.

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

I’m grateful for good friends who volunteer to drive us to and from Hobart when Hubby is sick and has to go to hospital. Next week I’m looking forward to (I hope) not visiting the hospital.


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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