Share Your World – 2015 – Week #2

Sharing My World This Week


Are you a hugger or a non-hugger?

Most definitely a non hugger. My sister is the same. We’re very close but we don’t go in for hugging very much. I’m happy to hug or be hugged by close friends and family when we meet because we don’t see a lot of each other but I don’t really like being hugged by people who are just acquaintances. I know some very “huggy” people and I would never hurt their feelings but I don’t really like people in my space. I actually wrote a blog post about this subject last year.

What’s Your Favourite Ice Cream Flavour?

That’s a hard one to answer because I like most ice cream flavours. I think my all time favourite would be Golden North Honey Icecream which was and maybe still is made at the Golden North factory in Clare, South Australia. When I was young it was not widely available. You could buy it if you were visiting towns in the mid north near Clare and at the Royal Adelaide Show once a year so it was a huge treat to have it. Later it became more widely available in supermarkets but we still thought it was the best ice cream. Mind you we have some pretty good icecream in Tasmania too. A Valhalla icecream  cone with fresh blueberries is a summer favourite of mine.

Large natural waffle cone served with blueberry and vanilla ice cream

Do you prefer exercising your mind or your body? How frequently do you do either?

My mind. I admit to being a physically lazy person. I do like to walk but I do so for pleasure not fitness. I used to do cleaning work which was very physical but since I gave it up I don’t exercise as much as I should. I do try to exercise my mind with computer games most days. I like board games like Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit and Scattergories and I like to learn new things but I don’t have a formal routine and I only take on things that interest me.

Exercising the mind with vintage games.
Exercising the mind with vintage games. My sister collects these.

Are you more of a dog person or a cat person? Why?

I don’t think I am more one than the other. I love both. When I was a child we had dogs but not cats but I think that was more about not being able to afford to feed any more pets than we already  had because mum was fond of both dogs and cats although probably a bit more of a dog person.  Dogs are fun because they are smart but sometimes silly, loyal and loving and always make you laugh. The dog is always pleased when you come home whether it’s from a three month overseas trip or a walk to the letterbox. I’ve grown to love cats a lot though because watching them is like watching a wild animal sometimes. They are so purposeful and sure of what they want to do. They are nice to snuggle up with and a cat’s purr is a comforting sound. They are very entertaining to watch when they play with each other or with a toy. I always feel privileged if a cat wants to make friends with me because I’m sure they consider themselves our equals if not our betters.

I am a cat and dog person.
I am a cat and dog person.

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 finally got to a cricket match. I’m grateful to my friends Allyson and Matt for driving out of their way to bring me home after the game.  I’m also grateful to the Red Cross and its volunteers for running a service to help people without transport get to doctors appointments.

Crowd on the hill at Blundstone Arena
Crowd on the hill at Blundstone Arena

In the week coming up I’m looking forward to finding out the results of tests that Hubby has been having and hopefully being able to move forward in getting him well again.


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.


    • We used to get it a lot until we moved to Tassie 12 years ago but when I was a child you could only get it in the mid north and surrounding area. I miss having it.


  1. I’m a non-hugger but I give a lot of mental hugs. I’m a dog person but remain open to cats if they decide they like me. I pretty much hate exercise either for mind or body but try to do both anyway. And I am grateful that the holidays are finally over. Our last visitors left yesterday and I’m finally on top of household chores.
    I hope to hope you get the results you are hoping for on hubby’s tests and that wellness will be the thing you are both thankful for as you go forward. Lovely post.
    Sending mental hugs….. ~Dor


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