Share Your World 2017: Week #41

Sharing My World This Week

If you had to move to a country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?

Without a doubt my first choice would be New Zealand. I felt very at home there during the few days we had at cruise ports in New Zealand. It is a country with beautiful scenery and a climate that I would feel comfortable with. In addition New Zealanders are lovely people. At least all the ones I’ve ever met have been. The only thing that would put me off is the earthquakes. It would be scary to live in a country that has so many, some of them have been devastating.

My other choices would be Scotland, a country I’ve always liked and Canada as long as I could live on the coast. All the Canadians I know are also very friendly people.

View of Wellington NZ
View of Wellington NZ from the cable car, 28 Feb 2016

What colour would you like your bedroom to be?

I know it is sensible to paint your walls neutral colours and bring colours in via soft furnishings, pictures etc but I am sick to death of neutrals after painting my whole house in shades of white and cream. Yes it looks nice but it is boring. I have always wanted a bedroom with shades of red and green in it. Not the scarlet and emerald I probably would have picked in my younger days but colours like rose, burgundy and light greens. Perhaps I would pick a shade of pastel green for the walls as I would not want a dark colour and don’t really want pink. Cream would look nice with this colour scheme too but right now I can’t think about neutrals.

What makes you Happy? Make a list of things in your life that bring you joy.

In no particular order:

  • Watching Cindy and Polly playing with each other
  • Travel-seeing new places and revisiting old ones
  • Photography
  • My doll collection
  • Road trips
  • Having a laugh with Naomi
  • Going to a Big Bash cricket match with friends
  • A day visiting markets and antique shops searching for collectibles
  • My home
  • Christmas
  • Hearing birds singing in the trees


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. 

This week we have finally had three warm sunny days in a row! I think we all appreciated that. I have also spent several hours over the past week or so soaking, washing and ironing vintage tablecloths and other linen that was donated to the Op Shop ready for our sale on Saturday. I have a new appreciation for my mother’s generation who did this every week and I am certainly glad that I don’t have to.

One of many items I ironed this 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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