Share Your World – 2015 Week #6

Sharing My World This Week

What was the last time you went to a new place?

I have been having a hard time getting to the old places lately let alone going anywhere new. I love going to new places though. I think that the last new place I visited was when I went to Melbourne in October. I’ve been to Melbourne many times but I stayed with friends who live at Sunbury and I’d never been there before. Sunbury is about 40km north of Melbourne and is a regional town which is now developing into a commuter suburb. Sunbury is famous for two things. Firstly for being the birthplace of The Ashes  and secondly for being the venue for the Sunbury Music Festivals held between 1972-1975. The festivals were held on a farm belonging to George Duncan at Jackson’s Creek which is between the now suburbs of Digger’s Rest and Sunbury and were Australia’s  answer to Woodstock.

Rupertswood Mansion, Sunbury, Victoria
Rupertswood Mansion, Sunbury, Victoria

If you were or are a writer do you prefer writing short stories, poems or novels, other?  And what type of genre would you prefer?

Well I am not a writer but if I was I think that what I would like to write best is non fiction. I would probably  most enjoy being a travel writer telling interesting or humourous stories about my journeys or writing practical guides for other travellers. The bonus would be that I would have to visit places myself in order to write about them. I guess that what I write about in my two blogs are the things I enjoy writing about, places, events, things and occasionally a bit of ranting.

Checking the Route
Checking the Route

Out of your five senses (touch, taste, sight, smell, hearing) which is your favorite?

I would not want to lose any one of my senses but as to my favourite I guess it would be sight because seeing lovely things makes me feel happy.

If 100 people your age were chosen at random, how many do you think you’d find leading a more satisfying life than yours?

No, I think we’re all pretty much the same and a random sample would find people leading a life that they were satisfied with some of the time and unsatisfied with at times as well.

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 got to visit the Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart, I caught up with my sister for a day and my friend Allyson and her husband Matt. The weather was beautiful too. In the week coming up I don’t expect anything out of the ordinary but I hope we’ll have some more nice days and that Hubby will enjoy better health.


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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