Share Your World 2019: 30 September


Earlier this week Rory asked a question that I found so interesting, I thought I’d share it.  Another question, similar to this one was asked in August, but this one is unique.

If confronted with a violent crime against a single individual in progress (severe beating, rape, assault) do you try to do something about it (phone authorities or confront the criminal, stop the crime) or do you figure it’s none of your business and walk or drive on by?  Worse (to me) would you record the crime for social media use without doing anything else? 

For me, this is a no-brainer. I am certainly neither brave enough nor physically capable of confronting an attacker but I would most certainly call the police. It’s one of the few times I’d be glad of carrying the stupid phone so I could do some good with it.

Okay now we got the heavy stuff out of the way, let’s get to some less stressful questions.

If someone asked to be your apprentice and learn all that you know, what would you teach them?

I know I ought to write something deep and meaningful here but I’m more about common sense than I am about wisdom and I am rubbish at most physical tasks, nor do I have career wisdom to impart. So what would I teach? Well, I am getting pretty good at cleaning dirty, stained dolls and I can teach that.

I am so bad at these creative questions. I just don’t have that kind of mind I guess.

First think of a product. Now, what would be the absolute worst brand name for one of those products?

The internet has lists for everything so as I have no imagination I headed off to find a list of terrible product names (some people have nothing better to do.) Most of them turned out to be foreign products so they only look funny to English speaking people which in my mind doesn’t count. I did like this one, however.

Here is the list if you want more.

What ridiculous and untrue, yet slightly plausible, theories can you come up with for the cause of common ailments like headaches or cavities?

An apple a day doesn’t keep the dentist away. The sugar in an apple causes cavities.


If you’d like to, please share a photo or an example of gratitude that you have.  Thanks!  🙂

Tulips and Starflowers

I’m not always lucky with tulips but this year they came up really well.



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.

One comment

  1. Those tulips are GORGEOUS! How lovely. And thanks for sharing them with us! Thank you Vanda for Sharing Your World. Your ‘skill’ in cleaning dirty dolls is a valuable one. I think most folks today (the younger ones any road) throw things out that get worn or dirty looking. So you’d be doing a lot of good with that! And I laughed aloud at the product name. That was really funny!!

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