Share Your World 2019: 22 July


What happens if you stare at the mirror for too long in the dark?   (credit to Ursula of An Upturned Soul.  If you haven’t read Ursula’s blog, go over and just wade in and enjoy.   To me she’s fascinating and what she writes about is always worth the journey).

I suspect I wouldn’t be able to see much as I have terrible night vision but I’d probably manage to creep myself out in the end.

Do you think you’re judgmental?  What tends to bring it out in you?  (Credit to Ashleyleiafor this one)

I try not to be but I am sometimes. What brings it out in me most is reading about people killing themselves taking selfies, falling off buildings or overboard when they are on a cruise, giving their children weird names and other stupidity.

Do you work better with actual lists or with mental lists?  (Credit to Sadje of Keep it Alive)

I’m better with an actual written list. If I have things to do I find actually ticking things off a list helps me get things finished.

Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay

Would you go streaking across a football field during a game for a million dollars (insert your own country’s currency), knowing there’s a 50/50 chance you’ll get arrested for indecent exposure? (this one is mine.  Yeah, my mind wanders to some highly strange places sometimes).

No. Not for any money. I don’t want strangers seeing me naked.



What has happened in your life that made you feel uplifted and happy, if only temporarily?   

Last week was not a great week for me, a number of annoying things happened but I did have a special moment one morning when just as we arrived at the Op Shop half a dozen or so Green Rosella’s landed in a tree right in front of me. That cheered me up.

Green Rosella in my garden.

If we’re talking about my life, in general, I’ve had many times that have made me feel uplifted and happy, simple things like seeing a pretty bird in the garden, things that made me laugh, seeing amazing places like the Great Wall of China, heading out on a road trip with favourite music playing in the car. On the whole more good stuff than bad.


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 Vanda for Sharing Your World. I agree that there is always beauty in nature and if one is down for any reason, one merely needs to go outside and look around. Sit and listen for a while. There’ll be something that cheers the person up. And I need to take my own advice about that…. 😉

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