Share Your World 2017: Boxing Day Edition

Sharing My World This Week

What caring thing are you going to do for yourself today?

It’s Boxing Day today so apart from necessary chores I’m planning to treat myself to a lazy day. Boxing Day means eating leftovers instead of cooking and enjoying a few little treats. I will also enjoy playing with my Christmas presents. This year I have a new Barbie and vintage clothing so there will be some doll photography.

I plan to watch a bit of the Boxing Day Test Match and the start of the Sydney Hobart Race on TV and of course I will be spending a bit of time outside with Cindy while the sun is out.She has some new tennis balls and naturally she will want to try them out.

Wild Oats XI arrives in Hobart 30 Dec 2014. Photo by Bruce Laughton

List at least five of your favourite spices? (excluding salt and pepper)

  • Cinnamon
  • Mixed Spice
  • Nutmeg
  • Ginger
  • Paprika

What can you always be found with?

Sad to say the one thing I can always be found with is dog hair. No matter how much I brush Cindy, the furniture and my clothing I always seem to have some on me.

Cindy is eleven

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 watched quite a few Christmas movies on Netflix and YouTube this month but I always save the best ones for last. The ones I find most inspirational.

  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • A Christmas Carol

I used to reread my copy of “A Christmas Carol” every year but now I’ll generally watch one of the movie versions. There have been a lot of them included animated ones and I don’t really mind which one I watch. I just love the story. I think these movies portray what Christmas is about to me.


A Christmas Carol - Scrooge Extinguishes the First of the Three Spirits.jpg
Public Domain, Link

The real ‘Miracle On 34th Street’: 21 great historical details from New York City’s most famous Christmas movie



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.

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