Share Your World – 2014 Week 50

Share Your World 2014 – Week 50

Do you have a signature dish? If not is their one in your family?

There are a few favourite recipes that we grew up with that we still make although I hesitate to call them signature dishes. Mine would probably be my Christmas mince pies which I’ve made every year since about 1971. The recipe I’ve used for most of that time, is from my Margaret Fulton Cookbook. I reposted it last week. You can find it here

image mince pies
Mince Pies


Do you have a favorite board game?

I like a lot of board games. Monopoly, Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit are some of my favourites. On Christmas Day my sister said she would bring some board games with her for us to play after lunch and the one I asked for her to bring was Scattergories which is a big favourite of both of us. We often play list type games with each other. We used to do it when we worked together and once we entertained ourselves on a bus trip to Sydney trying to list every Elvis Presley movie ever made.
Scattergories box

Is there a household chore that you enjoy?

Well I don’t really enjoy household chores. I’d rather be doing something else but I do get a feeling of satisfaction from completing some task and seeing the result like today when I cleaned out and defrosted the fridge and freezer.

 What is one thing you will never care about?

Celebrity gossip. I really don’t care what the Kardashians do. People who are just famous for being famous bore me silly.Keeping up with the Kardashians

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

I’ve been enjoying watching a lot of cricket on television for the past week or two and that has kept my mind occupied at times when I’ve been worrying about things. I’m looking forward to seeing my sister on Christmas Day as we haven’t seen each other for about three months, a long time for us. I’m also looking forward to catching up with friends who are visiting from Melbourne after Christmas. And I’m looking forward to more cricket of course both on television and my first chance to watch the Hobart Hurricanes live at Blundstone Arena.


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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