Share Your World 2018 – 13 August

Sharing My World This Week

A class you wish you would have taken?

I wish I’d continued to study languages in high school. I took French and German for the first two years but then I changed schools and French was taught in an entirely different way so I went from an “A” student to a “D” and took most of the year to get up to a “C”. This school did not teach German at all. They taught Latin which I avoided in my previous school as I thought it a waste of time to learn a language I could not use if I travelled. I did enjoy German and I wish I had learned it properly. That was 45 years ago so most of what I once knew I have forgotten.

Are you scared of heights?

I used to think so but actually what I am afraid of is falling. I have no problem taking a glass elevator to the top of a building. In fact I like them although looking through a glass floor in one is a bit unnerving. I enjoy visiting observation towers and riding observation wheels for the views but don’t ask me to climb a ladder or even stand on a chair these days.

The view from the Singapore Flyer.


Are you a good cook? If so, do you consider yourself a chef?

I’m certainly not a chef. I would say I am an adequate cook. I can cook edible meals and sometimes enjoy baking cakes. I am not interested in food preparation the way that some of my friends are. I never watch food programs on TV. I used to like to experiment with different dishes but as David could not eat most of them I rather lost interest in the end. There are many things I find more interesting than cooking.

image ingredients for Christmas Cake
Ingredients for Christmas Cake

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. 

  • The first King Alfred daffodils bloomed in my garden
  • Naomi and I spent a nice day together on her birthday last Sunday.
  • We started clearing up the back room of the Op Shop and it looks a lot more spacious now.
King Alfred daffodil


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. Fascinating! My language study took a hit when I changed schools my senior year. The new school was smaller, much more advanced, and there was no way I could keep up in their conversational 4th year French. I ended up having to drop the class and take a different elective.


    • I was the other way. My school had been teaching conversational French for the first two years of high school but the new school did not have language recordings and I was lost in a sea of grammar rules that took me ages to recover from. The teachers couldn’t understand why I was so bad as they had seen my results from the other school.


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