Share Your World 2019: 29 July


(the last two are courtesy of Teresa of The Haunted Wordsmith)
  1. Is it wrong to sell store-bought pastries at a bake sale?

It’s probably not in the spirit of the thing but these days there are more working parents and surely it’s better to bring something you bought than not participate at all. I think mine may be the last generation who volunteers to make home-baked goodies for stalls. However, bringing store-bought and passing it off as your own is not on as far as I’m concerned.

Red Velvet cupcakes (from a packet).
  • Have you ever interacted with the police?

If by interacted you mean been arrested no I have not. I have interacted with the police over other matters eg.

  • Neighbourhood Watch
  • Minor road accidents
  • Police making enquiries about neighbourhood events
  • Being given a ride home by a policeman after my sister and I missed the last bus home from a concert when we were teenagers.
  • What will you remember most about this past year (this question will show up again, in late December, just FYI)

The bushfires last summer, and if you ask me again in December my answer is likely to be the same unless something really out of the ordinary happens. I will never forget those weeks.

Fire reports from SE Tasmania 2019//

  • Is it better to have fungus on your toes, your tongue, or your pizza?

Pizza, mushrooms are a fungus, right?

  • What is one slang word that makes your skin crawl?

There is nothing like a question of this type to empty my head of any ideas at all. There are words that I really dislike not so much because they are bad words but because they are also ugly words. Like the one that starts with C and ends with T.

On the subject of slang I looked up a list of millennial slang words and I doubt that I could even communicate with a millennial. It’s like they speak a different language.

Something I’m grateful for this week

The daffodils are starting to flower.


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. What a stunning flower!! How blessed you are to have the onset of Spring, instead of the blah of mid-Summer (like here). Oddly enough you’re the second one to say “C**T” was the ugliest word they knew..I agree with y’all. Thanks Vanda for Sharing Your World!! 🙂

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