Share Your World – 2016 – Week #45


Sharing My World This Week

Describe your own outlook on life in seven words or less. (NOTE:  does not  have to be a sentence.)

  • Be optimistic.
  • Make the best of things.

Where do you like to vacation?

I like all sorts of places, places I’ve not seen before, favourites that I know and love. I enjoy exploring a new city but I also like scenic places. I guess the one thing I always look for is water, a river or the sea.

Candy factories (sweets or treats including chocolate) of the entire world have become one and will now be making only one kind of candy. Which kind, if you were calling the shots?

Everyone is making Quality Street chocolates and toffee.

The best toffees ever.
The best toffee ever.

Complete this sentence: Something that anyone can do that will guarantee my smile is… show me an animal.

Alpaca's Middleton Show 2011
Alpaca’s Middleton Show 2011

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

I’m grateful for a few days break at home after getting back from Adelaide last Monday. It was nice to have some time to spend with Cindy and Polly as I could tell they were both pleased to see me. This Saturday international cricket is back at Bellerive Oval and I am going to the first day of the Test Match where I hope to take some photos of the players from both teams; weather permitting of course.

Mitchell Johnson at Bellerive Oval
Mitchell Johnson at Bellerive Oval



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. Alpacas make me smile too. I even have a little plush alpaca my husband gave me, because I like them so much. Being optimistic and making the best of things not only helps oneself, but helps others.

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