Share Your World 2018: 5 November

Sharing My World This Week

Is there one post on your site that is really special to you?  (credit for this one goes to CrushedCaramel )

 No, not really. Some are rather personal but the majority are about general subjects. I don’t think I could pick one that meant more to me than the rest.

How Do You Deal With Negative People?  (Athling2001 gets credit for this one)

I tend to avoid people who make me feel bad about myself. I’m quite capable of doing that on my own.

What Is The First Thing You Think Of When You Wake In The Morning?

“What day is it?” Usually followed by “What do I need to do today?”

Would You Rather Be Able To Talk With The Animals Or Speak All Foreign Languages?

Animals. No contest. It would be wonderful to be able to communicate with my pets and find out if they are feeling well and happy and what their fears are. I used to think that speaking another language would be great but it’s not a skill I’d really use a lot compared to how often I want to talk to animals.

Cindy is eleven – March 2017

What small thing happened today (or in the past few days) that you were grateful for?   

Today an elderly couple came into the Op Shop to buy handbags. They told us that they were supporting a charity called “It’s In The Bag” who supply bags filled with personal hygiene products for women who are homeless or living in poverty.

They spent quite a lot of time thoughtfully choosing five or six bags that would comfortably hold the items and picked out some ladies scarves to add for a little treat in each as well. We sent them off with a box of soaps we’d had donated to the shop as they would have a far better use for them.

It often seems to be the ordinary people, those who may not have a lot themselves, who go to the trouble to do something for others less fortunate. I’m grateful that we have people like this in our community.



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. Yes me too, I would like to understand what is going on in the mind of animals. We think we understand our pets and we probably do, but there are some moments where I would give everything to look into the mind of my cat.

    You know, I like all animals and pets, dogs equally as cats. But communication with a cat would probably be a lot more hilarious, I would think. Looking at the behaviour of both, I think dogs are a lot more human lol. Like when they casually come to you to greet you, when they clearly show you what they are looking for, like toys or asking for food. Cats however are pretty narcissistic, and always give you the “opportunity” to solve riddles, and sometimes they act like they’re insane, for example when they hunt invisble things. Being able to communicate with a dog, I’d expect a pretty casual conversation about the day, while communicating with a cat would probably be very hilarious, maybe even very difficult. But what do we know 😀

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