Share Your World – 2015 – Week #31

Sharing My World This Week

Would you rather take pictures or be in pictures?

I would rather take pictures than be in them. I don’t always like having my picture taken but now and again on significant occasions it’s nice to have something to remember the day by. My holiday photos are notable by the fact that I’m hardly ever in them.

Me in 2014. It's not often I pose for a photo at a tourist attraction.
Me in 2014. It’s not often I pose for a photo at a tourist attraction.

Where do you like to vacation?

I could make a list! I like to visit places I haven’t been to before but I have favourites that I’d love to go to again. In Australia I’d list Sydney, Melbourne and the west and northwest coasts of Tasmania as places I’ve had holidays that I’d go back to with pleasure. Abroad it would be Scotland, Wales, Yorkshire and London. In a general sort of way I guess that means that I like to vacation where there are interesting towns and cities to explore or mountains, lakes, rivers and the sea.

Gordon River, Tasmania
Gordon River, Tasmania

If you had to describe your day as a traffic sign, what would it be?

Today or any day? My life at the moment is best reflected by what we call “Give Way” and Americans call “Yield”. I had to watch a lot of episodes of “The Amazing Race” to work that one out.  My normal everyday life has not stopped completely but I have to wait my turn to get back into the  traffic flow. If I’d answered this question yesterday it would have been a “Stop” sign because the ice and snow on the roads had literally brought everything to a halt and I could not get out to see Hubby as I usually do on Mondays. Give way sign

List at least five favorite first names.

Just girls names because I don’t have any particular favourite boys names. I tend to prefer the more traditional names and spelling though.

  • Natalie
  • Valerie
  • Kathleen
  • Tamara
  • Rebecca


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 day out in Hobart before visiting Hubby. We had hoped to have a walk but as the weather forecast was not good we ended up having a look round the shops and lunch instead. I had fun at the Flush Away Winter event in Geeveston and was grateful for the ride home afterwards. I was grateful for the excitement about snow but I’d have been more grateful if I’d seen a bit more of it.

This Sunday, weather permitting my sister and I will meet again to go to the Model Railway Show. I hope to get some good photographs.


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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