Share Your World – 2017 – Week #5

Sharing My World This Week

Regarding your fridge, is it organized or a mess inside?

It is reasonably well organised although there is not a lot in it at the moment because it is the day before the groceries are delivered. Generally I keep eggs and dairy on the top shelf, left over meals in the middle, unless I am freezing them and fruit and veg at the bottom. Condiments go in the door with the milk and I use my cheese compartment as it was intended to be used. I have never put a cat in my fridge although mum did once accidentally shut one in the fridge. I don’t know how she didn’t notice him. My sister found a cold and annoyed kitty a short time later.

Do you prefer your food separated or mixed together?

I  can go either way. I enjoy stir fried meat and vegetables mixed together but I am equally partial to meat and three veg served on the same plate but not mixed together.

roast dinner
Wouldn’t taste good cold.

Do you prefer reading coffee table books (picture), biographies, fiction, non-fiction, educational?

On my “To read” shelf at the moment you would see the following

  • “Matthew Flinders Cat” by Bryce Courtenay(fiction)
  • “Christmas Tails” by Melody Carson (fiction)
  • “A Long Way Home” by Saroo Brierly (autobiography) – This is the story which the film “Lion” is based on.
  • “My Story” by Michael Clarke (autobiography)
  • “Digital Photography for Dummies” (educational, non-fiction)
  • “Real Estate Mistakes” (educational , non-fiction)

I really read a bit of everything.

A good read
A good read

Close your eyes. Listen to your body. What part of your body is seeking attention? What is it telling you?

This week it is my back that is seeking attention as it is basically telling me it hurts.

I do have a history of back trouble, it is the reason I gave up cleaning as a job. I have been lucky the past two years that it has not bothered me but it started to ache last week so I have probably been doing too much physical work both at the Op Shop and at home moving furniture around. I’m giving myself a few days rest until it settles down as I can’t afford to aggravate it now that I live alone. Someone has to look after Cindy and Polly and that someone is me.

Optional 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 that I found a painter who has started work on the outside of my house and a handyman who will fix my sticking windows and replace door knobs and other work that needs doing around the house.

This weekend is the Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart and I’m hoping my back troubles will have cleared up so that I can enjoy a walk on the waterfront to see them all and take some photos.

Work on the house begins
Work on the house begins



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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