Share Your World 2018: 26 November

Sharing My World This Week

If your five year-old self woke up in your current body, what would happen, what would you say?

I’m sure any five year old would be scared to death to have become a grown up overnight. I would undoubtedly say that I didn’t like it and wanted to be a kid again, and I would want my mum.

Me with my teddy bear James.

What is a relationship deal breaker for you?  Whether you are talking about a romantic one, a friendship or a related to sort of relationship?

In a romantic relationship, a deal breaker would have been anyone who wanted me to be something different from the person I am. While I would say that most of the people I am close to have similar values and beliefs to me I do tolerate a range of differences of opinion. I guess the closer they are the more I will tolerate.

Is there something out there, a thought, an idea, a current event, or a fear that you find deeply unsettling?

There are a great many unsettling ideas about these days, I could make a list. However, mostly, I just feel like the world is going nuts.

And one that is a bit whimsical: I recently read a news article where some guy wanted to change his age on his birth certificate claiming that he was discriminated against because of his true age and that if he were 20 years younger he’d get more work and more women. I find this bizarre because he wanted to change a fact, the year that he was born. If he lives another 20 years is he going to want to change his DOB again?  As my mother would say, that’s just plain stupid. See above.

If you were arrested with no explanation, what would your friends and family assume you had done?

My friends and family would assume that it was a case of mistaken identity as at the present time in Australia you can’t be arrested for complaining about things you don’t like on social media.


What were you grateful for this week?  Something that brought some joy into your world?

I had a nice catch up with some friends on Saturday last week. We meet up about once a month for lunch and we always find plenty to talk about. It was not a fancy event, just a local cafe but it was fun.

Roses are starting to flower in my garden. I love roses. This photo is from last year but I hope to take some new ones soon.

My new roses are now doing well.



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. Thanks for Sharing Your World and your beautiful roses with everyone! You ‘down under’ folk have it good…I’d LOVE it to be a bit warmish again (not too warm, but this freezing business is vastly overrated). It’s threatening some kind of storm here today, and it’s very cold.


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