Share Your World 2017 – Week # 47

Sharing My World This Week

Would you prefer a reading nook or an art, craft, photography studio?

I would love a reading nook like the one pictured in Cee’s post as I love the idea of a window seat. However, I can read anywhere. A place for Naomi and I to do our hobbies is definitely a priority in our next home. I’d like an area where I can have my scrapbooking supplies and finally start making albums of the special places and events in our lives. I don’t know if an Op Shop will be part of my future but in any case an area where I can work on old toys we buy, set up my sewing machine for making dolls clothes (and boring mending) and a well-lit spot for photographing our treasures are on my list. Naomi likes to draw, paint and do crafts so she also needs a space to be messy in. We would like to incorporate a reading/watching TV nook where we could keep our reference books and watch tutorials on DVD or YouTube.

image scrapbook page
I love my hobby space in the doll room.

Tell how you are feeling today in the form of a weather report. (For example, partly cloudy, sunny with a chance for showers, etc.)

This morning was partly cloudy with an area of high pressure situated over the Op Shop  where we were working hard as usual. Temperatures rose while trying to find places to store donations. The afternoon was still warm but calmer and this evening will be fine with a forecast of pleasant conversations online.

If you could witness or physically attend any event past, present or future, what would it be?

If I had a TARDIS of my own there are so many places and events that it would be amazing to see. Imagine being in London in 1953 for the Queen’s Coronation what an atmosphere! I’d like to have seen The Beatles in concert back around 1964. I don’t think I would have enjoyed the screaming girls and crowds very much though; maybe if I could have been at the Royal Variety Performance with a more genteel audience (“just rattle your jewellery”). I’d love to have crossed the Atlantic on the Queen Mary (the first one) or travelled on some of the great train journeys of the world. I’d like to attend a cricket match at Lords and the 1985 Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide, I went to all the others held there but not that one.

Baggage Tag for the Queen Mary.

I’d also like to go back and experience once again events that I did attend or take part in and see people who are no longer with us.  I can’t think of  anything I particularly want to see in the future except next year’s holiday and that will be here soon enough.

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 appreciated two friends of mine who helped me out. One by coming over to hang up some of my pictures which I could not manage myself and the other for offering to take me to Kingston to do some house related shopping at a hardware store. I can get to the shops myself but bringing bulky things home on the bus can be a problem. He said he appreciated the company as he doesn’t enjoy driving that far alone. We chatted and the trip seemed to take no time at all.


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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