Share Your World – 2017 -Week #8

Sharing My World This Week


Ever ran out of gas in your vehicle?

No, I can’t recall that ever happened to us. I don’t drive as you know but David was always careful to fill up before the petrol got too low. Naomi is the same. David and I did once run out of oil on a holiday road trip. The car was running badly so we stopped in a small country town. I asked him “Have you checked the oil recently?” He checked it and sure enough that was the problem. We bought some more and all was well. I knew this because whenever Naomi and I would go on a road trip together she was always meticulous about checking her oil at every petrol stop.

On The Road
On The Road

Which are better: black or green olives?

For me neither. I don’t like olives at all.

If you were a great explorer, what would you explore?

I don’t think I would care to endure the hardships of the pioneers who discovered most of the known world. However, if I were a more adventurous traveller I would love to explore the remoter parts of China off the tourist trail.

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Quotes List: At least three of your favorite quotes?

A few favourite TV quotes as I can’t think of any literary ones.

  • “Live long and prosper” Spock
  • “Do yourself a favour.” Molly Meldrum
  • “Life, don’t talk to me about life.” Marvin the paranoid android


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 have  a nice new kitchen door that works and that I now have catches on my old wooden windows and all my doorknobs work again. This week the weather is quite warm, the last burst of summer perhaps. We are planning to open the Op Shop on Saturday for people who can’t get there on weekdays and we’re hoping we’ll have a good day. Other than that I hope for a quiet week.


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. My current housemates are Cindy, my 14-year-old Staffy-Lab X dog and Polly the world's most unsociable cat who is seven.


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