Share Your World: 22 April 2019

Sharing My World This Week

My photos this week also answer these questions

  • Featured image of dolls and Cindy and Polly for question 1
  • The red rose for  questions 2,4,5 &7
  •  A roast dinner cooking in the oven for question 3
  •  My apple tree for questions 4,6 &8

  1. Was the last thing you read digital or print?

I have a couple of e-books on the go. I was reading “The Last Librarian” back in January but it was rather a depressing book so I put it aside during the bushfires and haven’t gone back to it yet. I read a very funny travel book and then started another e-book which also turned out to be rather serious so I put it on hold too. Recently I’ve only been reading blog posts and news articles. The last thing I read before this was a post from Mrs Angloswiss for a word prompt.

A red rose on my rose bush.
  1. Are you more an extrovert or introvert?

I am most definitely an introvert and I did not need the Myers Briggs test to tell me that although it did tell me what kind of an introvert I am, or at least what kind I was in the 1990’s when I had to do the test as part of a work training program.

  1. How is your life different from what you imagined as a younger person?

I can honestly say that I did not imagine this part of my life at all. The future was shadowy. I didn’t imagine being a widow or having aches and pains. I didn’t start to think much about old age and what it would be like until David died. Apart from that, I guess my life is much like I thought it would be as I always knew that dreaming of lottery wins, world travel and big houses was an entertaining fantasy, not real life.

Cindy and Polly

4.  Do you think about dying?   Does death scare you?  Why or why not?

Yes, I do think about dying. We all die and realistically I’m nearer the end than the beginning of my life. Yes, it does scare me a bit. I don’t want to die in a hospital like David did. Perhaps I’m more afraid of the being ill and helpless part than the actual dying, although I hope it won’t hurt. I do wonder what comes after death as I’m not sure if I believe in heaven and hell. Not reincarnation I hope because I don’t know if I want to go round again.

Additional Gratitude Bonus Question:  Who has been the kindest to you in your life?

I don’t measure how kind one person has been to me against another. I’ve been very fortunate to have always been surrounded by kindness.  I have had it from (some) family members and many friends, especially in the past few years.

Roast lamb dinner



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. I was just thinking about piling up all my dolls and I got dizzy thinking about it. I think I have more than 200 dolls on display and they ALL need a thorough dusting and some need more than a mere dusting. They are almost all on relatively high shelves that years ago I could reach and now I can’t.

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    • Yes those high shelves are a problem for me too. I only have small dolls on my top shelf because I’m not good on ladders past the second step. I can only take them down to clean by either making multiple trips up and down or having a helper to pass them to.


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