Share Your World: 6 May 2019

Sharing My World This Week

I’m late to the party this week.  Yesterday I went to Hobart and because of that didn’t spend my Tuesday morning working on these questions. Still better late than never right?

  1. Do you believe in soul mates? If so, do you think there is only one person meant to share that bond with you, out there in the world?  (credit to Cyranny of Cyranny’s Cove)

I really don’t know how to answer this. It’s wonderful to have someone in your life that you feel such a bond with but rather sad to think that if you lost that person you would never have another relationship like that. Some people could be lucky to find such a person twice.

  1. Ice cream cone, shake or other ice cream concoction?

Ice cream is good whether it is a cone/cornet, sundae, thick shake or in a dish at home. My very favourite type which I try to treat myself to at least once every summer is a Viking Cone which is locally made Valhalla ice cream and fresh fruit, either raspberries, strawberries or blueberries or for the chocolate lovers Rocky Road or the Zappa Jaffa, chocolate and orange. My favourites are the fruit ones though. The best time for me to get one is usually during the week between Christmas and New Year when there is always a stall at the Taste of Tasmania and a van somewhere on the waterfront but you can get one any Saturday at Salamanca Market. They are not cheap but soooo worth it.

Valhalla ice cream.


  1. What would be the hat to end all hats? What could you wear on your head that would make people stop what they are doing and stare in awe and amazement?

I’m not a great one for hats, I wear one when I go to the cricket or somewhere else where I know I will be out in the sun all day but I don’t really like “Hat Hair”. I remember mum and I having fun when department stores still had a hat department in the 1970s. We would go and look at the hats and try them on but rarely buy. This may be why we no longer have hat departments in our stores. Too many customers laughing at the hats.

The other place to wear an outrageous hat would be at the Melbourne Cup where it is a bit of a tradition but I no longer follow horse racing. It’s a cruel industry.

The Final Three - 2013 Myer Fashions on the Field (10705855674)

  1. What would be the worst “buy one get one free” sale of all time?

I’d be here all day trying to think of the very worst ever but I think those red baseball caps that say “Make (insert name of country) Great Again would be on the list. Or for Aussie readers, red budgie smugglers as worn by a certain ex-PM are also pretty gross.


Bonus Question.   Please share a moment of gratitude that you experienced during the past week. 

Last week my “garden guys” Jason and Brodie told me that they were selling part of their business and would no longer be coming to Geeveston. They have been doing the garden for six years and I am sorry to see them go and grateful for all they have done for me.  Not only did they transform my garden into a place I really enjoy spending time but they have always been willing to help out with other things, moving a heavy piece of furniture, changing a lightbulb that I can’t reach and even capturing birds that had flown down the chimney or into the house on a couple of occasions.  You don’t get service like that everywhere. Here you can see some of the major jobs they did over the past five years.

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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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