Share Your World – 2015 -Week #35

Sharing My World This Week

What made you feel good this week?

It’s only Tuesday night but so far it’s been an ordinary kind of week, nothing really good, nothing really bad. Today, the first day of spring for us the sun came out and it was nice to be able to dry the washing outside instead of the dryer and to sit out in the sun for a while. The spring bulbs are starting to pop up in earnest and daffodils always make me feel happy as they are so cheery.

Spring is officially here.
Spring is officially here.

For potlucks or parties do you cook it yourself, buy from a grocery store, or pay for catering?

We don’t really entertain but when we do have people over for meals I’ll usually cook although sometimes we might have a bought dessert.

What is your favorite part of the town/city you live in.  And what Country do you live?

Most people who have read my blog know that I live in the Huon Valley which is south-west of Hobart the capital city of the state of Tasmania which is in Australia. I usually say that we live in Geeveston but in fact we live two kilometres north of the town and technically we are in Port Huon. Our house is right next to the boundary line with Port Huon which is two kilometres in the opposite direction. When we first came to live here we had to pick up our mail from the shop at Port Huon but when we visited the post office in Geeveston the postmistress told us that if we put down Geeveston as our postal address we could have our mail delivered to our home as deliveries were made to the group of houses that ours is in. So we are Port Huon for the telephone company and other services but Geeveston for everything else which is confusing but convenient. Geeveston’s population is about 1,400 while Port Huon is smaller with around 600 people.

When I started my blog I made a page about Geeveston which you can read here. My favourite part of the town is probably Church Street as that is where the shops, cafe’s, library and bank are. My very favourite thing about Geeveston is the wooden statues that are to be found around the town. Port Huon is smaller but has the pub, the Kermandie Hotel;  no pubs in Geeveston as some of the early settlers were teetotalers but a wine bar has just opened. Port Huon also has “The Trading Post” which has a cafe, shop and post office agent. There are no other shops but there is a Sports Centre, Marina and it has the wharf, now used by Huon Aquaculture for fish farming activities. The park next to the wharf is probably my favourite place in Port Huon. Living in the middle you might say we have the best of both worlds.

Looking down to Port Huon. You can see one of the fish pens on the left.
Looking down to Port Huon. You can see one of the fish pens on the left.

Complete this sentence:  My favorite place in the whole world… home.

I love to travel but it’s lovely to have somewhere to come back to.

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

I went to the Hobart Doll Show on Saturday and bought two dolls and dresses for two others and then I found a modern Skipper doll at a really good price. I have written about that in more detail on my doll blog. On Sunday I had lunch with friends at “The Trading Post” and it was nice to catch up. This week we’re starting a new phone/cable TV/internet package which I hope will work out a bit cheaper for us.


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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