Share Your World 2017- Week #39

Sharing My World This Week

If you were given the opportunity to ride in a helicopter would go?

I was lucky enough to go on a helicopter flight years ago over my old suburb of Hallett Cove, South Australia. It was at a local fair and rides were not too expensive so David and I went up. I was not at all frightened and loved the views. I have wanted to do it again ever since but have either lacked the opportunity or the money as they are much more expensive these days and I am poorer.

Helipad on the Yarra.

What are some of your favourite type of proteins to eat? (meat, seafood, eggs, soy, cheese, nuts)

Apart from soy I like all of those things but probably meat would be my favourite of them.

What would be your preference, awake before dawn, at dawn, or awake before noon?

As I tend to sit up late reading the blogs of those of you on the other side of the world waking at dawn would definitely mean that I had not got enough sleep. I would feel lazy if I slept until noon though. That’s something I’d only do if I was either sick or had been up all night so I guess dawn would be about right for me. Providing dawn was about half past seven that is. Most days I generally do wake up around seven whether I put the alarm on or not.

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.

Our trip to the Botanical gardens inspired me, or perhaps I should say this week’s Fun Foto Challenge inspired me as I wanted photos of flowers and got several good ones. I also appreciated Naomi’s efforts. She is very modest about her photography but she’s taken some excellent photos over the past few months and I’m very pleased that she’s chosen to share them on our blog.

The Rotunda at the Botanical Gardens , Hobart



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.


  1. I think I took that chopper ride with you. It was expensive even back then. I remember going to that fair up your way. There’s no way I would have gone on my own. I worried the landing would be hard but it was ok. Thanks for the praise on my photos. They are getting better.

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