Share Your World 2018: 8 October

Sharing My World This Week

Do you prefer Apple (‘I’ products) or Android for your technology ‘fix’?  

I have never used an Apple computer so I can’t say whether I like or dislike them. I am curious about the differences but we decided to go down the PC road because they were cheaper for one thing and there was more software that worked on them.  It would be tiresome to change now I think. When I decided that I should upgrade to a smart phone earlier this year I researched both but as I was given both an iPhone and an Android phone, old ones no longer needed by family and friends I had my choice. I took the iPhone overseas with me but didn’t really use it a lot and use the Android phone for every day. The jury is still out but I really don’t care with a phone as long as it works.

apple applications apps cell phone
Photo by Tracy Le Blanc on

What’s something on your personal bucket list?

I would like to travel on the Indian Pacific train from Sydney to Perth. While I was there I’d like to visit the docks in nearby Fremantle.  When we emigrated in 1966 Fremantle was the first Australian port and although we did not leave the ship there I have always felt I would like to see that spot.

Sydney Central
The Indian Pacific leaves from Sydney Central Station and travels to Perth, Western Australia.


What would you name your boat if you had one?   The Unsinkable 3? The Please Don’t Sink? Your choice! Also, what would it look like? Do you want a motor yacht, a sailboat, or perhaps a dinghy?

A couple of friends of mine have boats and they sound like a lot of work. I’m probably too lazy to own one but if I were wealthy and had someone to take care of all that for me I’d enjoy having a boat that I could take short trips in but was also something like a holiday home, a houseboat perhaps, a motor cruiser with plenty of room below deck or something like that.

When we were in England I saw narrowboats on the Thames with people living on them. That looked like it would be fun for a holiday and the boats are so pretty. As to a name I would probably keep the name it had unless I hated it.

Model canal boat Cockington Green, Canberra

Which fictional character would be the most boring to meet in real life?

Naomi and I were recently discussing the old Batman TV show starring Adam West and Burt Ward. I have to agree with her that Bruce Wayne is a very boring character. He drinks milk when he goes out; he is always lecturing Robin about the value of doing your homework etc. For a millionaire he doesn’t seem to have a lot of fun.

And finally:

What brought gratitude, a smile or laughter to your life this week?

We went to the Dollhouse and Miniature Show last Saturday and then for a pub lunch. As we had a couple of hours before I had to go back to Hobart we decided to play the “pokies’ for a while. I won back all the money I had put into the machine and Naomi won back what she spent plus a healthy bonus. It was good fun and we enjoyed ourselves. We don’t gamble expecting to win. We put aside an amount we can afford and regard it as entertainment money the same as if we went to the movies or something. Getting our money back and some more is a bonus and something to be grateful for.

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


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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