Share Your World – 2015 – Week#27

Sharing My World This Week

What is your favorite month of the year?

I like December, the run up to Christmas with decorations, Christmas Pageants, Christmas food to make, present buying and wrapping and getting together with friends and family. After Christmas there is cricket, The T20 Big Bash and the Boxing Day Test Match, the Sydney Hobart yacht race and the Taste to look  forward to. The weather is usually nice, not too hot or cold. December is definitely the most fun month of the year to me.

Do you drink coffee at all?

Yes, I do drink coffee. Some might say rather too much of it and I’m trying to cut back a bit. I come from a British background and grew up drinking tea by the gallon. We’d put the kettle on to boil  for a cuppa at the drop of a hat.  Hubby doesn’t drink tea though. Actually, when I met him he didn’t drink coffee either so I’m probably responsible for him taking it up. Once he started drinking coffee I switched to drinking coffee most of the time at home. I still enjoy tea though. I make it when my sister comes over as she doesn’t care for coffee and at her place we revert to our childhood habits and sit at the kitchen table drinking cups of tea and talking.


What was one of your first moneymaking jobs (other than babysitting or newspaper delivery)?

My first job after I left school was on a cash register in a department store called Moore’s in South Australia. I think my first wage was around $30 for the week.  I didn’t work in the big store in the city. I worked at the one at the local shopping centre. The stores are long gone but the shopping centre is still there.

Arndale Shopping Centre, Kilkenny, South Australia
Arndale Shopping Centre, Kilkenny, South Australia

List:  If you play video/computer games list 5 games you like? 

Not in order but:

  • Hidden object games
  • Bejewelled
  • The Sims
  • Solitaire
  • Sim City

and that’s about all I play.

A screenshot from The Sims 3
A screenshot from The Sims 3

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

Last week my sister and I had a nice lunch at the Wrest Point Casino. I allowed myself $20 to play on the poker machines after lunch and when I had to leave just after 3pm I still had it plus an extra $9. My sister did a lot better and won a couple of hundred dollars which was great.

Next week I hope that the builder will start renovating the smallest room in the house and I will have nice new floor  tiles to show you.


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.

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