Share Your World – 2016 – Week #50

Sharing My World This Week

Where did the year go? How can it be week #50 already? Anyway here are my answers for this weeks challenge.

What is your favourite smell? What memory does it remind you of?

I can’t pick just one favourite. I like the smell of coffee and toast in the morning, and the smell of something good in the oven. I like the smell of freshly mown grass and a pavement after it’s been raining. However, the smell that brings back memories for me is the smell of coal burning. When that sooty smell is in the air I remember all the happy times we had riding on and photographing steam trains.

What type of pet do you have or want to have?

At present I have a dog (Cindy) and a cat (Polly). In the past I have had canaries and finches and when I was a child we also had budgies. I enjoy birds more in the wild now though.

Cindy and Polly
Cindy and Polly


Are you usually late, early, or right on time? 

I’m more often early than not. I like to allow time in case something goes wrong especially when travelling and often I allow too much and end up spending two hours at the airport before a flight. I always try to get to appointments a few minutes early to have time to compose myself as I get nervous when I have to see people.

The only time when I used to be consistently late was when David and I were out shopping together. I’d want to go off and look at dolls, clothes and other things that he was not interested in so we’d arrange to meet after half an hour or so. I hardly ever got back to him on time. Luckily he didn’t mind.

For recharging, would you rather meditate, swim, walk, listen to music, write, read, yoga, qigong other?

When the weather allows I like to sit in my garden and listen to the birds and the sound of the wind chimes that hang in the apple tree.

The garden bench.
The garden bench.

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

Last week we had our annual Christmas parade in Geeveston and although it was cold I’m grateful that the rain stayed away. Our Op Shop had a float in the parade and we were lucky enough to win a prize.

This week I’ve just done a quick trip to Hobart to see Ovation of the Seas and over the next week I’m looking forward to catching up with friends for a pre-Christmas get together.



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.


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