Share Your World 2016 – Week #7

Sharing My World This Week


What are you a “natural” at doing?
As mundane as it might sound I think I am a natural at sorting things out. I like creating order and having things in the right place although I’m not obsessive about it.  Whether it’s a pile of books that need to be re-shelved, a messy work area or a pile of unsorted paper dolls I’m in my element straightening them out.

Would you prefer a one floor house or multiple levels?
I think that I would prefer all one level. I can manage stairs now although I am always slow coming downstairs and have a tendency to “dot and carry” even though there is nothing wrong with my legs. I think it is that old fear of falling again. As I get older I think stairs will be more of an issue so on the whole I would rather not have them.

What was your favourite subject in school?
That would be English. I was introduced to many interesting books through excerpts in my text books and the books we read in class. I liked discussing them in class and even though I was shy it was one of the times when I would speak up. I enjoyed composition too and did quite well in spelling and grammar.

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Complete this sentence: “If only the rain –  would come”. is what I would have said until quite recently. It’s been a very dry summer here in Tasmania. Even my normally green lawn has been looking a bit tired. People who are not connected to town water have been contemplating having to buy some because their tanks were running dry. There have been bushfires burning around the state for weeks including some in World Heritage Forest areas.
The rain did come just the other day; we’ve had two days of heavy downpours. It hasn’t put the fires out but maybe if we have a few more wet days the firefighters can all go home.

Fire crews are working to extinguish more than 50 bushfires across Tasmania.


Well it’s just a week now until my sister and I set off on our trip. It seems quite hard to believe that it’s really here at last. I’m looking forward to sailing out of Sydney Harbour passing near the Bridge and the Opera House, getting to know the ship, my first glimpse of New Zealand. This week will be mostly cleaning the house, packing and catching up with a few people before I go away. I will try to schedule a few posts for while I am gone but my creative juices, like the lawn, have been a bit dry lately.




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. The ability to organize and create order out of chaos is a good talent to have. I always thought it was something anyone could do but living with my youngest son has taught me that some people really can’t do it. They just get too overwhelmed or something.

    I hope you get enough rain to put out all those bush fires and get your lawn looking green again.


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