Share Your World 2018 – 23 July

Sharing My World This Week

In regards to puzzle what’s your choice: jigsaw, crossword, word search, mazes, logic or numeric puzzles, something else, or nothing?

I enjoy quite a few of these although I don’t do puzzles all that often. My favourites are probably the word search puzzles or trivia questions. I like straightforward crosswords, not cryptic so much. I also enjoy jigsaw puzzles. I have a couple of puzzles and a puzzle mat currently packed away but one day Naomi and I hope to do a lot more of that sort of thing together.

List at least five favorite treats and it doesn’t necessarily have to be food.

I’ve mentioned a couple of treat foods that I rarely get to have but some of my favourite treats are things you can do on an outing.

  • Chocolate Mud Cake
  • Mince pies
  • A day out visiting markets or antique shops
  • A trip on a steam train
  • A ride on an Observation Wheel

What is your favorite type of dog? (can be anything from a specific breed, a stuffed animal or character in a movie)

I love all dogs and I can’t really say I have a favourite breed. My dogs have all been mixed breeds. Tessie was the dog we had before Cindy and she was a Corgi X. I rather like the Corgi personality described as a big dog in a small body. She used to talk to us more than any of our other dogs.

Scrapbook page about Tessie

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. 

For most of last week I was at home with a sore back. One thing that did make me smile though was Polly deciding to sit in my lap. Polly never does that as a rule, she used to sit on David’s lap but not mine. Lately I’ve been sitting in the armchair that he used most often and Polly has been sitting on the arm of it. I stroke her which she likes and I could tell that she was thinking about getting on my lap for a few days.  Then one evening she put a paw on my leg and twisted her body around so that she sort of fell into my lap landing on her back. That is exactly what she used to do with David. Since then she has been on my lap for  a while every evening which is lovely.

Polly sleeping or pretending to sleep July 2015.


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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