Share Your World – Revisited 2018: 3 September

Sharing My World This Week

This week we have a new SYW host, thanks Melanie for taking this challenge on.

When you are old, what do you think children will ask you to tell stories about?   If you are ‘old’ (a term with different meanings for everyone); what stories do you tell your grandchildren?   

I don’t have children or grandchildren and my little great niece lives far away so I don’t know that I will be telling stories either. I’m not sure if children today  are even interested in old people’s stories.

 When did something start out badly for you but in the end, it was great?

I’ve spent a couple of hours thinking about this without coming up with a specific instance. Many things that started out with me being afraid or not wanting to go turned out OK in the end but not necessarily great.

 What do you think you are much better at than you actually are?   Maybe this one’s kinda mean…thoughts? 

Well I know that I am bad at a lot of things. I am probably not as good as I think at hiding my feelings. My face gives me away too easily. If people annoy me they probably know it even if I don’t say anything.

 What would be the worst thing to hear as you are going under anaesthesia before surgery?

“Good luck with your first operation doctor.”

 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. 

My bulbs are all starting to pop up now and I have pots of hyacinths and crocus starting to bloom as well as all the daffodils in the garden.

Spring blooms


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. What a lovely (and quite funny) answer to the anesthesia question! I laughed aloud at it.. Your lives (both of you) sound amazing and beautiful! Pleased to meet you! I’ll be reading further..!

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