Share Your World 2019: 27 May

Sharing My World This Week

Do you consider yourself a pessimist or an optimist?

I used to consider myself an optimist for most of my life but the past five or six years I’ve become more of a pessimist. The stupid people seem to have the world in their grip and I sometimes feel the only way to outwit them is to die but of course, that’s probably just what they want.

Can War ever be just?

Probably not, sometimes we think we’re going to war for the right reasons, to defend our homes and families or protect weaker people; but who decides when we should go? Politicians; and they have their own agenda and the power and influence through the media to convince people to do what they want without necessarily telling the real reasons.

Think about the people you love most in your life, what do you do for them?

I would never let someone I love go without if I could help them. I wouldn’t let them struggle alone when I could support them.

Are you health conscious?

Am I health conscious? No, I try not to be excessive in what I eat but I don’t enjoy exercising. I like to walk but I never enjoyed playing sports and find repetitive exercises boring.

Gratitude, Thankfulness, Wonder, Awe and Joy!   

I’m grateful for my pets, my garden and the creatures that visit it.

This is the space where you share, if you’d like to, something that falls into those categories.

 I hear so many stories of people who are homeless, living in vans or sheds or renting houses that are so expensive they can barely manage. I am thankful that  I have a home of my own.

The house on the highway.


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. WAR is unjust. One individual war may be necessary, but it wouldn’t be if we hadn’t fought an earlier one and another one before that. And you are right. We never really know what happened to make it happen.

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