Share Your World – 2016 – Week#3

Sharing My World This Week

What is your favourite piece of art? (It doesn’t have to be famous)
My favourite piece of art? I do enjoy looking at art sometimes but I would not say that I had a favourite amongst famous works. I am going to pick one that is not at all famous and unusually for me it is relatively modern. In Rundle Mall in Adelaide a sculpture was erected in front of the old John Martin’s store consisting of two steel balls mounted one atop the other. It was mirror shiny and quickly became a landmark. “I’ll meet you at the silver balls.” We used to say to each other.
Officially called “The Spheres”, the balls were created by Bert Flugelman in 1977. Flugelman was a lecturer at the South Australian School of Art between 1972 and 1983. I had heard rumours that the balls were no longer in Rundle Mall which has changed beyond recognition in recent times but I read that they were removed to be renovated and returned but not to their centre of the mall spot but to a place further north.

What made you smile today?
Today I rearranged my Barbie sized dolls house and took some photos for my doll blog. Writing a funny little story to go with them made me smile.

Which place do you recommend as a Must-See? Please state which country, state or providence.
Anybody who has read my blog knows that I am going to say Tasmania in general and in particular my beloved Huon Valley. It is just beautiful and the walks, produce, arts and crafts and wooden boats are just some of the reasons people come to visit.

The view of the Huon River from halfway up Percy St, Port Huon
The view of the Huon River from halfway up Percy St, Port Huon

Complete this sentence: When I was younger I used to….
Be able to get up off the floor a lot more easily than I do now.

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
On Monday I had a visit from my niece and her boyfriend who are holidaying in Tasmania. We went for lunch at a café in Geeveston and it was lovely to catch up. I am always so happy when friends and family love Tasmania as much as I do.

January 19th is an important day for me as it marks 50 years since we officially arrived in Australia. Our ship docked at Fremantle WA on this day in 1966 although we did not disembark until we reached Melbourne four days later.

I feel a little sad this week having read of the deaths of so many musicians and actors, David Bowie, Glenn Frey and  Alan Rickman to name three. The fact that these men were not much more than a decade older than me is a bit depressing.

I’m not sure yet how the rest of the week will pan out. My sister and I hope to get together one day and will probably have lunch in Huonville and maybe browse around the shops a bit. Next week my friends Ally, Matt and I are talking about going on a photography excursion but that will depend on the weather and a number of other factors and of course there is still lots of cricket on television and I’ll be watching some of that too.

image Castel Felice
Castel Felice, the ship that brought my family to Australia.


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 used to be able to do the splits easily and I was in my early twenties. Now I can’t get up from the ground, so for me falling is really scary.


  2. After seeing your photos, I’m adding Tasmania to my must-visit list! It does look so very beautiful. Even from the few photos I’ve seen, I can see why you love it!


    • I first came to visit here in 1999 and fell in love with it within a week. I knew I wanted to live here and three years later we moved over. Luckily David was not hard to convince once hs saw it for the first time. Every time we’d drive back to the Huon valley from somewhere one or the other of us would say how happy we were that we moved here.


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