Share Your World – 2015 Week #23 and a Poll

Sharing my world and my five cents worth this week.

For your blog do you basically use Mac or Windows applications.  What type of device laptop, desktop,tablet, phone or pad?

My blog is nearly always written on my PC using Windows 7. The PC is around four years old now so I’m hoping it doesn’t go bang just yet. Occasionally I might use my laptop which is an older Toshiba running Windows XP. It’s fine for what I use it for.

Hubby was recently given a Samsung tablet but I haven’t played with this much as yet and don’t know if I would like to use it for blogging or not. I’ve never used a Mac although I admit to being rather curious about them. Like most people all our software is Windows-based so changing to another format would be a nuisance. Techy friends complain about Microsoft and vow to ditch it and use Linux  instead but I regard the software as a means to an end. I just want to get online and write my blog, post my photographs and visit my favourite sites. I don’t want to get hung up on the technology. That’s why I was not really interested in learning about computers prior to Windows.  Hubby tried to show me how to use applications on his Commodore 64 but it was so time consuming that I thought it was quicker to just pick up a pen and write on paper. Hubby still loves his vintage computers though.

The bad old days !
The bad old days !

If you were to treat yourself to the “finer things” what would you treat yourself to?

Yesterday I was reading a favourite blog post about the transatlantic crossing on the Queen Mary 2 so that is the first thing I thought of. A suite on this luxurious liner and staying at a grand, classic hotel in London before embarking and another in New York when we arrived would be my idea of the high life.

Queen Mary 2 By Trondheim Havn from Trondheim, Norway (Queen Mary 2  Uploaded by beagle84) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
Queen Mary 2
By Trondheim Havn from Trondheim, Norway (Queen Mary 2 Uploaded by beagle84) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons

Can you change a car tire?

No, I can’t change a car tire, or a tyre either. I had little to do with cars when I was young. I never learned to drive and more surprisingly nor did Hubby until he was thirty.  He is not mechanically minded either so he joined a motoring organisation and on the few occasions we’ve needed to change tyres we’ve called them out. Physically both of us would struggle with the task anyway so it makes more sense to leave it to the experts. Of course if we were travelling in remote areas we’d probably have had to learn or rely on the kindness of strangers.

The 4th question this week is answer this poll about “how you would like to see the question formats for Share Your World”.  Feel free to answer the questions in your post too.

How you would like to see the questions for Share Your World? Multiple Choice answers are allowed.

Ask 4 Random Questions. Leave it as it is.Add lists creating my own lists monthly.Add complete the sentences monthly.Do 2 Random Questions, 1 list and 1 complete the sentence a week.Suggestions? Write in your post or comments.I am tired of Share Your World, please hosting it.

I answered this question over at Cee’s page but I’ll elaborate a bit. I look forward to doing “Share Your World” every week and I like it just as it s with four random questions but I don’t mind the odd list now and again. I’ll even have a go at a complete the sentence challenge although I don’t know if I would like to do that every week. However, I do think that it has to be fun for the person who has to think up new questions every week too so if mixing things up a bit makes it easier or more fun for you Cee it’s fine with me. I appreciate the time you take to present these challenges to us every week and you must sometimes feel like the well is running dry.

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

Last week Hubby rang me after I got home from visiting him to say that in his physio session he had been able to stand up for the first time. It was with assistance but it is a start. This week I’m looking forward to the arrival of a new vacuum cleaner. The old one broke down last week and although I think it is repairable it is 13 years old so I thought that a new one would be nice. I know it doesn’t sound like a fun event but after not being able to vacuum up pet hair for nearly two weeks I can’t wait to get started, and it’s always fun to get something new, even a vacuum cleaner.


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. My current housemates are Cindy, my 14-year-old Staffy-Lab X dog and Polly the world's most unsociable cat who is seven.


  1. I can’t imagine not driving. Small cities in the US one definitely needs a car. Some of our major cities maybe not to much. Thanks for casting your vote and offering your opinion. I am listening. So glad you like Share Your World. 😀


    • It hasn’t always been easy being a non driver, especially now living in a rural community. Access to public transport was one of the criteria when we looked for a home. I think I’ve managed quite well the last three months without access to a car.


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