Share Your World 2015 -Week #50

Sharing My World This Week

Favorite thing to photograph? Write? Or Cook?
You might say that I like to photograph and write about all the things I care about. My blog has a Tasmanian focus because I enjoy sharing pictures of my adopted state and especially of the Huon Valley where I live. I love to photograph ships and boats whether they are wooden boats at Franklin or visiting mega sized cruise ships. I also like to photograph interesting buildings because I’m interested in history and the built environment. I enjoy sharing my hobby of doll collecting and  my pleasure (most of the time) in watching cricket. Of course  I love to photograph my pets and other animals too. As for cooking. I like to do the Christmas baking. No Christmas cake or pudding this year but there will be mince pies and White Christmas as usual.

Looking towards Mt Wellington
Looking towards Mt Wellington

Did you like swinging as a child? Do you still get excited when you see a swing?
I did enjoy swinging but because of my frequently mentioned fear of falling I was a conservative swinger and never tried to loop the loop by going over the top of the swing. I don’t pay much attention to swings now.

What has surprised you about blogging?
I think what has surprised me most is that my doll blog has become quite popular. Certain pages get quite a lot of visits especially the one I wrote about my Canadian dolls. I get quite a lot of people asking me for help identifying Canadian dolls and I’m not an expert or even living in Canada. I feel the information available about them must be pretty poor when people look to someone in Australia for answers.
I am also surprised by how much I miss it when I don’t blog.

Doll marked Dee Gee made in Canada
Doll marked Dee Gee made in Canada



List at least five favorite desserts.

  1. Christmas pudding, I look forward to it every year.
  2. Fresh fruit salad with a dollop of cream
  3. Home made apple crumble with cream, custard or ice cream, especially home-made ice-cream
  4. Black forest Cake
  5. Chocolate Mud Cake


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.


  1. I just checked how high is Mt. Wellington, because on your picture it looks like the Rocky Mountains that I see everyday. Mt. Wellington is lower elevation then the city I live in. I live in suburbs of Denver, called Mile High City, so I am on about 6000 feet above the sea level. I envy your ocean that you have and the weather. How hot does it get there in the summer? We are having a blizzard today.


    • One of the things that I love about Tasmania is that it doesn’t get as hot as the mainland states of Australia and when it does it doesn’t last as long. As I type this I’m listening to the TV weather channel who are predicting temperatures of up to 40 degrees Celsius for several states. It can stay hot like that for several days in a row. Here in Tasmania in summer high twenties to low thirties is more usual and if the temperature does reach the high thirties it is usually only for a day or two and then we get relief. Hobart is on the estuary of the Derwent River but as an island state we have the ocean all around us which is lovely. I would love to see the Rocky Mountains. Ours are not large, you can drive to the top of Mt Wellington but it’s more hilly here than South Australia where I used to live.

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