Share Your World – 2015 – Week #47

Sharing My World This Week


In your native language which letter or character describes you best? Why?
I can never answer these questions. I guess I don’t have that kind of mind. If any one letter of the alphabet describes me it is probably the letter “V” which is the first letter of my Christian name. When I write my signature V is always large and sweeping.

What is your greatest extravagance?
No question about it. It would have to be dolls. It used to be a cheap hobby. I’d buy from markets, op shops and eBay when goods and postage were much cheaper. Now it has become expensive because the dolls I want cost more and are harder to find. I try to swear off eBay from time to time and I don’t buy that often really but it seems as if whenever I decide to take a break I see dolls on sale that I really want. I probably spend nearly as much on my Barbie’s wardrobe’s as I do on my own.

Insurgent Tris by Mattel
Insurgent Tris by Mattel

Do you prefer exercising your mind or your body? How frequently do you do either?
My mind. I don’t like exercise for the sake of exercise. If I do physical exercise it must have a purpose or be pleasurable. That’s why I like walking. I went for a really long walk yesterday along the Bellerive foreshore to take photos of a cruise ship. I exercise my mind with puzzles and games and play these every day. I recently downloaded Brain Training for Dummies which I have neglected a bit the past month but I play a lot of hidden object games and ones where you have to match pairs of objects. I also enjoy board games like Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit though I don’t get to play those often.

Celebrity Solstice taken from the Bellerive Foreshore Trail Hobart Tasmania
Celebrity Solstice taken from the Bellerive Foreshore Trail

List at least 5 things that makes you laugh.

  1. The antics of pets.
  2. Old British comedy TV shows like “The Goodies”and “Yes Minister”.
  3. Silly conversations with my sister
  4. Favourite books. Books by Gerald Durrell, Betty MacDonald and Emily Kimbrough make me laugh out loud even though I have read them many times.
  5. Unintentionally funny people.
  6. The antics of politicians but not always in a good way.





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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