Share Your World 2016 – Week #11

Sharing My World This Week

How many siblings do you have? What’s your birth order?
There is just the two of us my sister and me. I am the elder by two years.

In a car would you rather drive or be a passenger?
Passenger. I can’t drive although I tried to learn a couple of times. I would be a nervous driver as I don’t feel I have very good hand eye coordination and can’t anticipate would others might do in a given situation.  Also, when you are the passenger you get to enjoy the scenery.

When you lose electricity in a storm, do you light the candles or turn on the flashlight? How many of each do you own?
Usually both as I don’t see well in the dark. I usually have at least a couple of candles in the kitchen drawer but need the torch to find them. I have two or three torches which in winter time are kept in the rooms where I might need them, living room, kitchen  and bedroom so that I can grab one when the lights go out. I hate long power cuts in the evening when you can’t watch TV and there really isn’t enough light to read. I don’t know how people managed to read at night in the “olden days”. And have you ever noticed how as soon as the power goes out you have a strong desire for a hot drink?

List at least five of your favorite types of animals? (any animal to domestic to wild to marine life)

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Dolphins – I was lucky to see some swimming in Sydney Harbour last week
  • Squirrels – we don’t have them here but they look so cute.
  • Monkeys – especially the little Capuchin monkeys.

Capuchin monkeys sharing.jpg
By (Photo courtesy of Frans de Waal.) – Powell K: Economy of the Mind. PLoS Biol 1/3/2003: e77., CC BY 2.5,

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By NASAs –, Public Domain,

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I am grateful to my friends Dave, who drove me to and from the kennels with Cindy and has been looking after the car while I have been away and Michelle, who came every day to feed Polly and left me a delicious apple crumble as a welcome back present. I am grateful that both pets are in good health and were so pleased to see me.
This week I am catching up with local friends who I haven’t seen for a few weeks and I am grateful that I now have the means to start getting tradespeople in for a few jobs that need to be done around the house.


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 have noticed that power outages bring on a strong desire for a hot drink! I always want tea as soon as the power goes out.

    Enjoy your catch up with friends!


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