Share Your World Week – 2016- Week #20

Sharing My World This Week

When do you feel most connected with others?

When I am having a deep conversation with someone I know but also on occasion when I have been with a group of like-minded people with a cause like the protest marches I attended in 2014 and at community events in Geeveston.

The Forest and Heritage building was the centre for indoor activity.
The Forest and Heritage building was the centre for indoor activity.
Rallying for justice
Rallying for justice


What daily habit would you like to introduce to your life?

A regular walk would be good as I have done little walking in the past couple of months.

 What one mini-little-adventure would you like to have in the coming week?

I’d like to have a day out taking photos as I have not done that in ages. Whether I can do it this week I don’t know as the weather is not looking good for outdoor activities.

 List at least of things or events that changed your Life: It could be as simple as a book or meeting a certain person?

  • Immigrating to Australia as a child was probably the biggest life changer for me. If we had stayed in England my life would have been very different.
  • My first steam train excursion as a young teenager. If I had not discovered the Australian Railway Historical Society ran these trips I would not have met David and I probably wouldn’t have got a job in the railways myself. My love of trains has been a big influence in my life in more ways than one.
  • Learning to use a computer and discovering the internet as that opened a whole new world to me.
  • Moving from the suburbs of Adelaide to a country town in Tasmania was a huge change in lifestyle. I think that I now appreciate nature more and although I missed being able to visit shopping centres frequently at first I’m now content with the occasional visit although I have to admit that as I can get a lot of what I want online shopping trips seem less necessary now.
  • Losing David last year is probably the biggest life changer I’ve had and unlike the others not one that I wanted to deal with. From that day on I had to plan an entirely different future from the one I expected to have. I think it will be alright, I have options but nothing will ever be the same.


image 520 class loco
SAR 520 class “Sir Malcolm Barclay Harvey” at Adelaide Railway Station


Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

Last week I treated myself to a new laptop, a purchase I’ve been thinking about for some time. My old one is very old, it runs Windows XP and my six year old desktop is showing signs of ageing. I bought a brand new Asus with enough RAM and a big enough hard drive to take over from both if the desktop packs up.

It will be my birthday on Friday and I’m looking forward to my mystery present from Naomi. I know it is vintage and might be doll related but that’s all. She offered to tell me when she bought it but I prefer the surprise element. Naomi has to work her night job on Friday so instead we are going out to lunch on Thursday at Wrest Point Casino. Perhaps we will have a little flutter on the pokies after lunch.

Wrest Point, Australia's first casino and the tallest building in the Hobart area.
Wrest Point, Australia’s first casino and the tallest building in the Hobart area.

Author: Taswegian1957

Born in England in 1957 my 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. David passed away in 2015 and I'm here on my own now but I have Cindy the dog and Polly the cat to keep me company. I currently co-write two Wordpress blogswith my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and a "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania.

5 thoughts on “Share Your World Week – 2016- Week #20”

  1. Hehe, yeah, you know, we talked about this… Now that I could experience both, the country landscape and the city life, I see it like you. Nature is a big plus when you are in the country, and it really makes you more aware of yourself, the nature and the wildlife. But then I do also agree, nothing is better than shopping in a city 🙂


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