Share Your World 2020: 15 June


What do you think of professional motivational speakers?  Do you think they motivate?

I am sure that they motivate some people but I tend to think that for a lot of them it is more about making money.

Do you have a favorite flavor?

No, I don’t.

While out walking, you hear a rustling in some bushes.  What do you think of?

Well, that happens a lot around here and I generally think it is wildlife. It’s not uncommon to hear rustling in the bushes when I take Cindy outside after dark . There will be a thud or a thump and sometimes I’ll see a rabbit or a potaroo shoot past but mostly they remain invisible to me.

image potaroo
A cheeky little potaroo

What’s your ideal temperature (nature-wise)?   Hot, cold, temperate and mild, humid or bone dry?

Temperate and mild is my weather of choice. I don’t mind rain, especially now I live on tank water. We need the rain to keep our water supply topped up. I don’t like it so much when it is wet and miserable as it has been for the past few days but on the whole I think Tasmania has an ideal climate.


Some of you may have noticed that I have not been around much for the past few days. That was because Naomi had a long weekend off work and came up to visit on Thursday through Sunday. We have been speaking regularly throughout lockdown but it was nice to get together and we enjoyed sitting up late talking and unpacking some dolls, bears and other toys which will probably be photographed for one or another blog before long.

I got to go out of Sisters Beach for the first time since March. I love it here and I’ve not been unhappy during lockdown but it was nice to go to the shops and stop and have a quick lunch at a cafe in Burnie.

Tasmania now has no active cases of Covid-19 and we have not had a new case in nearly a month so things are starting to reopen and that is something to be grateful for.

Mural in Burnie Tasmania


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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