Share Your World 2018 – 20 August

Sharing My World This Week

Which tastes better: black or green olives?

To me neither. I don’t like olives no matter what colour they are.

What’s your favourite room in your home?

That’s a tough one. I like all the rooms in my house, some more than others perhaps. I’ve had quite a lot done to the place over the past few years and even though I have tried to keep it more neutral looking than I would really like the rooms are full of things that I love. I even like my least favourite room, the bathroom, a bit more now the walls are painted.

I love the glass doors in this room.
Some of my special things.

What fictional family would you be a member of?

When I started to think about this I really came up with more fictional families I would not like to be part of. The Simpsons – too dysfunctional and yellow, the Gilmores – tempting, I love Lorelei and Rory and I would like to live in Stars Hollow  but I would not want to be related to Emily, the Brady’s – I could not live in a house that small with so many other people. Obviously I would not want to be a Walton either.

Being a member of the Addams family might be fun though and I wouldn’t have minded living at the Shady Rest with the Bradley’s as long as Kate wasn’t too keen for me to find a nice boy.

I would not like to be a Miss Bennett with a silly mother constantly fretting because I wasn’t married.

I did like Marilyn’s idea of the March family though and I’d have no trouble guessing who she would be, me too.

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. 

On Saturday Naomi and I went to the Hobart Model Train Show where we enjoyed seeing the various miniature scenes created by keen modellers. We especially liked one layout representing the South Australian town of Gawler complete with a steam engine and heritage carriages like the ones we used to travel on frequently, familiar diesels and the “Redhen” railcars that we spent many hours cleaning.

Model version of Gawler, South Australia.
Model version of Gawler, South Australia.



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. I think Josephine March inspired many girls and the real Louisa May Alcott is even more of an inspiration than her fictional self. We live pretty near the Alcott house and we used to visit there often. Great tour and lots of books about the family and its importance to New England and literature and feminism.

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    • Now that’s something I’d like to see if I were ever in your part of the world. I loved those books as a child and still reread them today occasionally. I also enjoyed “Eight Cousins” although I did not get the “Aunt Hill” reference until I was older and realised that Americans pronounce “aunt” differently from us. I couldn’t understand why the boys considered it so witty.


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