Share Your World 2020: 8 June

I love the Dalek. Dalek memes are always so funny because of their voices.


How comfortable are you speaking in front of large groups of people?

Not at all. I would go to great lengths to avoid it.

What would be the best thing you could reasonably expect to find in a cave?

I’d say treasure but that’s not reasonable, although you could call cave art treasure of a different kind. I guess the best thing I’d reasonably expect to find in a cave would be shelter from the elements.

What did you think was going to be amazing but turned out to be horrible?

I can never answer these questions. I don’t have that kind of memory. Some years ago I went to see the British Band Simple Minds in concert. I was looking forward to it because I really liked their music in the 80s. It turned out to be very disappointing. I didn’t feel the songs sounded as good live and the singer was a show off. I still like their songs though. So not amazing and horrible but anticpated with pleasure and a let down.

What’s the silliest thing you’ve observed someone get upset about?

My aunt having a meltdown when she turned fifty.


Lockdown restrictions were eased two weeks early as Tasmania has not had a new case of Covid-19 for a couple of weeks. It was a long weekend and the weather was cold but sunny for a lot of it. A lot of the shack owners here came back for the first time in months. We were not allowed to travel long distances or do overnight stays up to now.

Naomi had to work over the weekend so she couldn’t come but she is coming this weekend. We haven’t seen each other since March.

Table with a view


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. Your answer about something that didn’t live up to expectations was perfect! I have the opposite — we saw Billy Idol in a musical festival once and he was *incredible* live. I didn’t know performers could be like that in person!

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    • I’ve been to many live performances and some turned out to be much better than I expected. Dire Straits comes to mind, that’s one of the only shows I ever went to that I was a bit disappointed in. Simple Minds was on a double bill with Devo and they were great.


  2. Thank you Vanda for Sharing Your World! The blogger who created that meme has a fun sense of humor definitely! 🙂 I’m glad you’ll be able to see your sister in real time..since March seems like a long while! Shelter is a very sensible ‘cave’ answer indeed! 🙂 You’re the second blogger to answer the disappointing question with reference to a musical band…I said to that other blogger that in my opinion some old rockers and their groups should consider hanging up their microphone. But perhaps the singer in your example has a big enough ego that he’ll keep touring. I’m sorry the experience wasn’t great! 🙂

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    • It was the only show that has disappointed me that much. I’ve seen a lot of old rockers and have been amazed at their energy. This guy, well, after the band was finished he stayed on stage dancing to the taped music all on his own. Just weird.


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