Share Your World – 2016 – Week #21

Sharing My World this week

Sharing my world belatedly this week as I have been offline since last Friday for reasons which will become clearer later in this post.

What is your favourite go to beverage?  Water, coffee, tea, coke, soda (non-alcoholic)

It is probably about 50/50 tea and coffee.

When did coffee mugs get so big?
When did coffee mugs get so big?

Can you change a car tire?

I have never tried but I doubt it. I would not be able to loosen the nuts for a start. I’d be afraid of doing my back in and getting back up from kneeling position is getting more difficult as I get older. That’s why David and I belonged to a motoring organisation so that if we got a flat we could call their roadside service.

Are you a listener or talker?

Depends on who I am with but probably more of a listener most of the time.

 Would you rather have no internet or no cell phone?

Timely question. A few months ago my landline would not allow me to make calls to people outside my local call area. I didn’t even notice for several days. My mobile (cell) phone lives on top of the fridge when I am at home. Some days I forget to turn it on.

Last Friday an internet outage put me offline for what ended up being nearly a week. At first I was checking every hour or so to see if it had come back. As it stretched into days I’d still keep looking, hoping that everything would have magically fixed itself so that I could get back online. I missed reading and writing blog posts. I could not check my bank account or pay bills or order my groceries. I didn’t know what was going on in the community. I live 2kms from town and it has been wet so I couldn’t just walk into town and see for myself.

I started to realise just how much time I spend online every day. I think it might almost be called an addiction.

I did find things to do. I cleaned out the garden shed, carried on tidying David’s man cave in the garage. I planted the last of the bulbs I had on hand. I took photos for the doll blog and edited them but I missed being able to upload them right away and share them and I missed taking part in the challenges I usually participate in.

So my answer is “Take the phones.”

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By OdumzOwn work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

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

I’m not grateful for anything that happened last week. It was rotten and not only because of the internet thing. That was the least of it. My sister had a mishap with her car. Thankfully she was not hurt but the car is out of action for now. We had to cancel our plans for lunch the day before my birthday because of that. Especially disappointing because when she called me to tell me I was already on the way to Hobart to meet her.  A good friend’s mother died which was expected but that did not make it any better.

Next week I’m looking forward to nothing bad happening and hopefully getting my new heater.  That didn’t happen last week either.



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. We of the older generation can certainly find other things to do if we’re without the internet but that doesn’t mean we don’t love it! And I don’t think it’s an addiction – it’s just adjusting to the modern way – good for us! I, too, adore the internet. So sorry you had a horrid week. Hope everything is rosier next week.


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