Share Your World 2017 – Week #45

Sharing My World This Week

Do you ever sit on a park bench for more than ten minutes?

Yes sometimes, especially if Naomi and I are out somewhere. We love to walk but we will often take a break on an inviting bench and stop to admire the view or just to talk. We never stop talking. Even alone I do enjoy contemplating a pretty view though.

The Huon River at Franklin.

When you lose electricity in a storm, do you light the candles, turn on the flashlight or use your cell phone for light?

I have done all of the above. I usually keep a couple of candles handy but need the torch to find the matches and sometimes if the torch isn’t working it has to be the phone. Although as my phone is usually on top of the fridge, not in my pocket  and it is just a little clamshell thing it’s not a lot of help but still better than nothing.

Would you rather be given $10,000 for your own use or $100,000 to give anonymously to strangers?

I hope this won’t sound greedy but I think I’d rather have the money myself. Anything that would make moving a bit easier would be welcome.

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. 

I’ve been appreciating the lovely weather we’ve had for the past couple of days. Today was a little warmer than I like but Sunday was perfect. Inspiration also came from all the new dolls and the paper dolls Naomi brought down so I’ve been doing lots of writing and researching for the doll blog.

Two new celluloid dolls. John who is made in Japan and Princess Elizabeth by Palitoy UK. Both from the 1930s.





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.


  1. I would not even have to think about the ten grand question for a second. Since I am always broke and only have a part time job that doesn’t always pay well the money would be such a big help. I could blow a little on Ebay too.

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