Share Your World 2018 – 30 April

Sharing My World This Week

Do you use paper money? If so is your money organized sequentially according to denomination?

I still like to have some paper, well plastic actually, money in my purse at all times. I know you can use cards for almost everything now but I feel silly using a card for a four dollar cup of coffee. As I don’t carry a lot  of money I don’t always worry about organising it sequentially but if I do have a wad of notes I may do that. Australian bank notes are different sizes so although I’d prefer to have the smallest denomination on the outside if I fold it I find it works better to have the higher and larger denominations there. When I was on holidays I did organise the notes sequentially because I’d never seen Singapore dollars or Malaysian Ringgits’ before and US dollars all look the same to me as it is all the same colour.

I don’t have many of the large sized notes in my purse 🙂

You are comfortable doing nothing? For long stretches of time?

I am very comfortable doing nothing but I call it contemplating, relaxing or enjoying nature. I’m not really doing nothing.

What is your greatest strength?

I’m not sure; perhaps it is that I have the ability to enjoy the small things in life.

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

It was a pretty ordinary week for me. I haven’t quite got rid of the cold I picked up on holidays and have been a bit lazy. Probably what I’ve enjoyed most is going through a big pile of vintage magazines a friend gave me over the weekend. Naomi and I love old magazines. I love reading the letters and articles and looking at the old ads and lovely art work. I may even do a few posts about them later.

old women's magazines circa 1950s
Two old copies of Woman’s Day and Home from the 1950’s



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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