Share Your World 2019: 11 November

Sharing My World This Week

  1. Is copying and pasting images or information off the Internet plagiarism?   Do you credit those whose work you ‘borrow freely’ or do you think the idea is repugnant?   (Credit for this question goes to GC and Sue)

Copying and pasting images and information without giving credit is basically stealing. When I write articles for our doll blog I always include the links to the sources I used to research and I try to only use photos that are available in the public domain. I have sometimes contacted people whose material I wanted to use to ask their permission and most have been more than happy as long as I credit them. Using my own photos as much as possible avoids the issue.

  • Do you let sleeping dogs lie?

I think so, mostly. I don’t like conflict anyway and would rather avoid it so I will let things go even if I am still mad. If someone has really offended me I am more likely to avoid them than fight with them.

I always let Naomi’s dog Toby lie if he’s asleep. He can wake up grouchy.

Toby has small paws
  • What’s the strangest pet name (for adults) that you’ve ever heard someone called?

This is one of these questions I can never answer because I don’t remember. I think pet names are a bit dumb except for pets, to be honest.

  • Do you like to dance?   If yes, what’s your favourite and if no, why not?

I don’t like to dance because I feel uncoordinated and self-conscious. At home, I might dance around with the pets once in a while but I never learned dancing except for the folk dances we were forced to learn at school and I was bad at that. I won’t dance in front of others.

image Polish Dancers
The Polish Dancers


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.


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