Share Your World – 2015 – Week #7

Sharing My World This Week


Is the paper money in your possession right now organized sequentially according to denomination and with the bills right side up and facing the same way?

I used to do that when I was working full time and was paid in cash, especially as I often had a well stuffed wallet. These days I don’t bother so much because there is rarely a lot of money in my purse. Partly because I don’t have as much and partly because I use online banking to pay bills and EFTPOS to pay for larger purchases. I rarely need to carry more than bus fare and lunch money and a few dollars for minor purchases. It’s easy to see what denominations I have in my purse because Australian currency is quite colourful with a different colour for each denomination. Even when I did sort notes I can’t remember being bothered about which way round they were.
Australian banknotes in wallet

What is your favorite type of dog?  (can be anything from a specific breed, a stuffed animal or character in a movie)

I wouldn’t say that I had an absolute favourite breed of dog but there are several that I like a lot. For looks I think that collie’s , the “Lassie” type are beautiful dogs but I’d never want to do that much grooming so I wouldn’t have one. I like golden retrievers too and spaniels. I like the dignity of the German Shepherd and the good nature of the labrador although I really prefer to own dogs that are a bit smaller than these breeds. I like the fact that poodles don’t shed hair (so I’m told). If we have another dog after Cindy perhaps it should be a poodle. All the dogs we ever had shed on you if you as much as looked at them. I also like the personality of the corgi, Welsh or Pembroke. Cindy’s predecessor, Tessie was a corgi/Cavalier King Charles spaniel cross and she had a great personality. She “talked” which seems to be a corgi thing. She’d communicate with something that was between a bark and a growl. Cindy’s mother was half corgi and half Staffordshire terrier and we hoped that Cindy would take after her but what we didn’t know was that her father was a labrador so we ended up with a big friendly dog who has no corgi tendencies at all. This is Tessie when she was a puppy.


I think my favourite TV character dog or dogs because I think he was played by several animals would be “Inspector Rex“.

If money was not an issue, would you go on a cruise?  If so where would you go?

Would I? Try and stop me. It is near the top of my travel bucket list. When we came to Australia from England we came by sea,  passing through the Suez Canal and stopping at Aden, crossing the Indian Ocean and arriving in Australia four weeks later. I’d love to sail to England again and have four or more weeks at sea. My sister and I would also like to sail on the Queen Mary between Southampton, England and New York. Also on my list would be New Zealand, Alaska and Scandinavia so you can see that if money was not an object I’d probably be off cruising every couple of years.

image Castel Felice
Castel Felice, the ship that brought my family to Australia.

Radiance of the Seas

Would you dare to sleep in haunted house overnight?

I’m not sure. I’m quite interested in haunted places. I’ve been on ghost tours and I think it would be fascinating to stay overnight in one of these supposedly haunted places. However, I’m not sure that I would like it in my own home. I have never seen anything from the spirit world myself as far as I can remember but I’ve met people who have and I don’t know how I would react if I did. I expect it would depend on if it felt good or bad to me.



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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