Share Your World 2020: 27 April


Do guns protect people or kill people?  Or both?

As far as I am concerned the only people who should have guns are the police, military and people who use them for legitimate sports like target shooting, and hunting, for food not for fun. I know that’s not exactly the question you were asking but I don’t believe in private citizens having guns to protect themselves. The idea that people keep guns in their handbags or in a drawer where any kid could get hold of it horrifies me.

Is it more important to be respected or liked?

I think it is more important to be respected but I guess most of us want to be liked as well.

Is having a big ego a negative or  positive trait?  (yeah I know.  Duh. But there ought to be one “gimme’ in the pile)

Well having a big ego is definitely not an attractive trait. Nobody likes those people. Now I’m going to share the earworm that this question gave me. Skyhooks singing “Ego Is Not A Dirty Word”. I’ll include the lyrics in case you can’t see the video in your countries.

If I did not have an ego I would not be here tonight

If I did not have an ego I might not think that I was right

If you did not have an ego you might not care the way you dressed

If you did not have an ego you’d just be like the rest

Ego is not a dirty word Ego is not a dirty word Ego is not a dirty word Don’t you believe what you’ve seen or heard

If Jesus had an ego he’d still be alive today

And if Nixon had no ego he might not be in decay

If you did not have an ego you might not care too much who won

If I did not have an ego I might just use a gun

Ego is not a dirty word Ego is not a dirty word Ego is not a dirty word Don’t you believe what you’ve seen or heard

Some people keep their egos in a bottom drawer

A fridge full of Leonard Cohen

Have to get drunk just to walk out the door

Stay drunk to keep on goin’

So if you got an ego You better keep it in good shape Exercise it daily And get it down on tape


Ego is not a dirty word by Greg Macainsh

Depending on your point of view, is death a new beginning? 

I think that in order to believe that death is a new beginning you would have to believe in some form of afterlife. I don’t know what happens when we die. I sure hope it isn’t reincarnation because I really don’t want to come back. Whenever I think about death I think of it as being an ending. I hope that I’ll see loved ones again when it happens the way people say but I hadn’t really thought about what happens after that.


Well I’ve had another week of staying quietly at home. Our lockdown in northwest Tasmania has been extended by another week. I’m fine though. This is a quiet place anyway.

I’ve been photographing dolls for our doll blog. I enjoy doing it and our readers enjoy seeing them so I feel I’m making them happy too. I have also been playing around with photo editing software to make some different backgrounds for the photos. I’m not perfect at it yet but it’s good fun.



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 for participating in Share Your World, Vanda! Fun video – thanks for the clip and an introduction to some new music! 😀 I think your doll project looks very interesting and you get to ‘stretch’ your skill set and talent a bit! Have fun! As to the gun question, you had the right idea.

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