Share Your World – 2015 – Week #36

Sharing My World This Week

If you were a pen, what type, style and color would you be?

I can honestly say that I have never, ever compared myself to a pen. If I was one I’d probably be one of those biros that work perfectly when you start writing with them and then inexplicably dry up even though there is still ink in the tube. Or I’d be lost in a handbag somewhere. I have always worn blue uniforms when I’ve worked so I would probably be a blue biro.


03-BICcristal2008-03-26” by TrounceOwn work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Commons.

How many languages do you speak?

Only English. I studied French and German in high school for a couple of years but have long forgotten most of what I knew. We took a Russian phrase book when we went overseas but didn’t really try to speak much except for “Spasiba” (Thank you). It’s good to be polite in any language. The only thing we learned to say in China was “Ni hao” which is hello. 73473221_language_xlarge

Are you a listener or talker?

I’m probably more of a listener, especially when I’m in a group or with people I don’t know well. However in a one on one with someone I am comfortable with I’m sure that I more than hold my own.

Rather Have:  Which would you rather have, 2 million dollars or true love? 

Can’t I have both? I don’t think that they are mutually exclusive. I’ve been with the same person for nearly forty years if that’s not true love what is? I know they say that money doesn’t buy happiness, a statement that I tend to disagree with, but two million dollars would make life a lot better for both of us


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

I’m scratching for something to be grateful for this week.  Hubby didn’t have a good week last week and this one is not shaping up to be much better. I feel down that we’ve had so many setbacks.

We have had a couple of sunny days and the daffodils are all out now. My sister and I had a nice pub lunch in Hobart on Saturday. That’s about it.



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. The first question is probably the craziest question I’ve seen since a while. 😀

    I had French for 4 years or so in school, sadly I forget everything too, which means I see your problem… if you don’t use it, you will forget. I was actually not that bad in French classes, it’s just that I should have used it after school, sadly I didn’t. It’s strange how fast we can learn, but also how fast we can forget if we don’t use the knowledge further.

    40 years is definitely true love! That is not very common today anymore, a lot of people are not together for so long. I agree about the money. That money wouldn’t make happy, that is just one of those platitudes. We discussed this already and I agree, more money would make a lot of things easier.

    I wish you husband will get well, I am sad to hear about the setbacks.

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  2. I always like it when the daffodils bloom. You could always answer the $2 million and true love question like I did. I already have true love, so I would grab the $2 million. 😀


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