Share Your World – 2015 – Week#13

Sharing My World This Week

What was your favorite subject in school?

English was my favourite subject because it gave me the opportunity to read a variety of books. Some of the Australian children’s books I read then I still enjoy today such as Colin Thiele’s “Sun On The Stubble” and “Pastures Of The Blue Crane” by H.F Brinsmead. I was new to Australia then so they gave me a sense of the country that I could not have got just from living in the suburbs.   I also enjoyed History and Social Studies, as we called it when I was a child, where we learned about Australia’s climate, industry, agriculture and people.

An Australian children's classic.
An Australian children’s classic.
A favourite childhood book.
A favourite childhood book.


“Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away” (George Carlin). When have you had such a moment?

The one that comes to my mind first is of being at the Great Wall of China. I’d become separated from our group and had walked much further along the wall until I was far away from most of the noisy groups. I stared into the distance and enjoyed the silence. I’ll never forget that moment.
Great Wall of China
Scenic northern China
What’s your choice: jigsaw, crossword, or numeric puzzles?

I don’t do a lot of puzzles really. I like jigsaw puzzles but you must have a lot of time and somewhere to put them away from your cat. I do like word games but prefer games that involve lists of words like Scattergories. I also like Scrabble but prefer the board game to the computer version.  I get cross at some of the words that the computer wants to use while I am not allowed to use my British English or Australian English spelling. When my sister and I play Scrabble we have a rule that we won’t use a word unless we can verify it is a real word and we don’t use odd sounding two letter combinations until the end of the game when we are getting stuck. She usually beats me by the way.

If you found an obviously abandoned car with $50,000 in the back seat, what would you do?
Abandoned car at Nettlecombe Farm

If I found an abandoned car I would not be trying to get into it so let’s assume the money is in plain sight. Of course I would report it. You can’t just take that amount of money even if you need it. I would be reporting an abandoned car to the police whether it had money in it or not. I think it is the right thing to do. If our car was stolen I’d hope someone would report it if they found it. In fact it happened to us once. Our car was taken from our driveway by joy riders. It turned up a few hours later abandoned in a neighbouring suburb, luckily with no more than a flat tyre. A person had either heard the noise of the hoons driving it around or had seen a car in a place it shouldn’t be and called the police.


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

Last week was not a good week for us but I’m grateful that I had my sister and Hubby’s sisters who came over to see him in hospital. Having family around made a difficult week better. In the week coming up I hope that  he’ll continue to improve. I’m looking forward to Hot Cross Buns for breakfast on Friday and a bit of chocolate I bought for an Easter treat.


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.


  1. Sorry to hear about your hubby not being well. Family is so important, isn’t it. Hot cross buns sound like a great idea. I must look for some before Friday. Happy Easter to you. I so agree with you about the Great Wall. It was a truly breathtaking sight. I found those steep steps breathtaking too. 🙂

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  2. The Great Wall is breathtaking, isn’t it? I hope your husband is feeling chipper and able to enjoy the Hot Cross Buns – I made some once, just because.


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