Share Your World 2020: 6 July


In your opinion, what’s the closest thing to real magic?

The idea that sound and pictures can be transmitted anywhere is like magic to me. I know there is science behind it but it seems like magic.

Photo by Obregonia D. Toretto on

Where is the worst smelling place you’ve been?

I can think of a few places that were pretty gross. Wineries smell really bad. I like wine but it doesn’t smell good when it’s being made in my opinion. Worse than that, I remember how when I was a child we sometimes used to drive through an area where there was a sewage treatment plant and boy did that area stink. But probably the worst smelling place was the entire Huon Valley during the 2019 bushfires. You could barely breath the air.

Smoke from nearby fires discolours the sky.

What are some things that you’ve heard in your own life, which sounded like compliments but were actually insults?

Nope. I’ve got nothing. I am sure that in 60 plus years I’ve probably heard some but I don’t retain them.

What incredibly common thing have you never done?

  • Never smoked a cigarette. I know that’s not common now but it once was.
  • Never ridden a bicycle.
  • Never had a driver’s licence.
  • Never chewed gum.


Yesterday was a fine winters day and I went outside to do some chores. I planted some bulbs, liliums and gladioli. I raked up some leaves, a neverending task in this garden and swept the paths. When I went to ditch the debris in the compost bin something yellow on a nearby tree caught my eye. In the same way I was surprised to discover an apple tree in my garden in Geeveston I was surprised to discover we have a lemon tree. I have to admit I miss my old garden, the roses, the daffodils and especially the apple tree which I loved. It was a nice surprise to discover a lemon tree and to see some bulbs that I didn’t plant coming up. I’m looking forward to seeing what they are.

The apple tree from the kitchen window.


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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