Share Your World 2018: 29 October

Sharing My World This Week

Name something you wouldn’t want to run into in a dark forest or in an abandoned building.

A crazy person.

 Share the creepiest thing that’s ever happened while you were alone.

I can’t think of one so I guess nothing really creepy ever happened to me when I was alone.

One night when I was staying at Naomi’s place years ago we sat up very late and as we were getting ready for bed at around two or three in the morning we heard a strange voice coming from another room. “Ghosts?” we asked each other, but the pets were not reacting and it stopped so we went to bed. Then it happened again another night and this time we found the culprit. Naomi’s computer going through its antivirus routine.

 What would you like your last words to be?

I am tempted to say “So long and thanks for all the fish.” but actually I was hoping to die in my sleep.

 Do you believe in any ‘mythical’ monsters like chupacabras or shadow people?

I keep an open mind. I want there to be a Loch Ness Monster but I hope we never find her.

Ruins of Urquhart Castle at Loch Ness

 How long do you think you would last in a horror movie?

Not long, however, that’s a good thing. I wouldn’t have to see all the other scary stuff happen before it was my turn.

 Are you afraid of or find clowns creepy?

Neither, I’ve never understood this “creepy clown” thing.

 In the zombie apocalypse, what would be your weapon of choice?

Nope. I don’t have an answer for that one because I don’t see myself going around killing Zombies.

 Have you ever had your tarot cards read?

No, but I would like to.

 Anyone know the reason behind putting candles in jack-o-lanterns?

No. enlighten me.

Do you think putting special emphasis on certain holidays – like Halloween is ‘spooky’ for example — is a good idea or just more mindless entertainment for the masses? 

Halloween is not really a thing in Australia. In recent years retail outlets particularly have tried to push it but it’s not the ritual it is to American children. I was talking to some mother’s yesterday and they said they would be afraid to let their kids go trick or treating in case they were given sweets laced with drugs.  

I do think that like other holidays, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and even Easter and Christmas it has become commercialised but I’m not saying people should not celebrate them if they want to. I love Christmas because I enjoy the traditions and gift giving. I just object to Christmas stuff being in the shops as early as August or Hot Cross buns on Boxing Day. Halloween is a bit of fun and I don’t think there is anything wrong with a night of spooky stories and special food.

close up photo of halloween decors
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 Share a positive thought or message or something that’s inspired you this week.

Today, 30 October, would have been my wedding anniversary. I guess my positive message this week is that life goes on and mostly it’s good.  You learn to cope with things.



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. Aw. Lovely answers. I was wondering if other countries celebrate Halloween as much as America does (well the European countries do, although I think they’d be called other names perhaps), and now you’ve answered that for me. For enlightenment about the candle in the jack o lantern, you can find the link in my set of answers to SYW. Thanks for participating! 😀

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