Share Your World 2019: 22 September


When was the last time you face palmed?  

Honestly, I really don’t take notice of things like that. I may have done it over the past few days, certainly I mentally do it anytime I hear the ridiculous things that come out of politicians mouths.

When is censorship warranted?  Ever?

That is such a big question to answer. There are a great many things that are allowed in public now that I don’t particularly want to see but if we are talking mainly about books, plays, films and ideas, in general, I’d say that I don’t think it is wrong to censor hate speech in any form.

If there were commandments for the modern-day world, what should (could, would) some of them be?  Get creative!

  • The mobile phone is a false god. Do not worship it.
  • If God had intended the whole world to be grey He wouldn’t have created colours. Do not decorate houses totally in grey.
  • If you are fortunate enough to have the right to vote don’t waste it.
  • Be kind to animals.
  • Do not destroy the Earth.

What did you Google last?

I spent quite a lot of time on Sunday Googling information about Paddington Bear for a post I was writing for our Teddy Bear blog.

Paddington Bear, photo by Naomi


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. That bear is DARLING!! ❤ And while gray isn't a good 'look' for a house (I agree fully with you there), neither is hot neon pink, green or orange. I mean seriously? 😐


    • I do agree, Naomi and I call those multi coloured houses “clown houses”. What I hate is that if you look at real estate ads it is like every home has been decorated by the same person. Grey walls, grey carpet, grey curtains, grey furniture. It is too depressing for words and in the case of an older house it washes out all the character the house had.


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