Share Your World 2020: 7 September

Roger’s Magical, Mystical Questions

  • What happened to cause you to discover ‘bullies” were real?

I honestly have no idea how to answer this question. I suppose I just gradually became aware that there were such people.

  • Eavesdropping- When given the chance, how often do you eavesdrop?   (this may be a similar question to what some folks said they’d do with an invisibility cloak)

My mother said that people who eavesdrop never hear anything good about themselves.

  • Escalators, at one time, were the ‘next big thing’. When was the last time you rode an escalator?

I think I used one the last time we went to Burnie. A couple of weeks ago. I hate the things, I’ve always been slightly fearful of stepping onto them to go down, up doesn’t bother me. As I get older and use them less often I find myself even more fearful of missing a step and falling. I can’t step onto an escalator unless I count myself on so I try to avoid them where I can.

These were once Sydney’s oldest moving stairs. They are wooden and were only replaced in the last year or so. I think this was at Town Hall Station but I can’t remember for sure now.
  • Have you ever ‘let’ someone win in a sports competition or a board game? How did it turn out?   

There is zero chance that I would ever be in the position of beating someone at a sports competition. As for board games Naomi usually beats me at Scrabble and Scattergories.

Melanie’s Muggle Questions:

I’m very short on time today (Sunday) so I’m borrowing from Rory and Sandmanjazz to fill the questions today:

Do our fears start with our DNA?  (Credit to Rory)

I had never thought about that. Maybe they do but I am much more cowardly than other members of my family I’m sure.

If you could have your hair any colour for 24 hours, what colour would you choose?  (Credit to Sandmanjazz)

If it could be done by magic or without the use of chemicals tested on animals I would choose to have my original hair colour before it went grey. I never wanted to change my natural colour. I chose not to colour it as the grey came in because firstly I didn’t want animals to suffer for my vanity and secondly because once you start colouring your grey you are kind of locked into it and have to keep on doing it.

Vanda 1985

When do you think a person gets old?  (Credit to Rory)

When they think they are.


This weekend we sat on our balcony enjoying a bit of spring sunshine. We were grateful for the peace and quiet of this place where instead of traffic we hear birds and the sound of the sea. Spring flowers are starting to bloom and the beach is always a treasure. Here is a collage of things I’m grateful for.



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. Thank you Vanda for Sharing Your World! You were a lovely young lady, and are a lovely lady now! I like your hair color in both pictures! Thank you too for sharing such a beautiful spring with us who are now entering into Autumn. You take amazing photos and your pets are beautiful! Cindy looks really REALLY happy in that shot! I am a little afraid of escalators too, but I haven’t tried to ride on one since 1990 something either. That’s a long time not to use those things. I was always afraid of falling down them too, so that’s not uncommon I think. Have a great week and enjoy that gorgeous spring weather for me!

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    • I think the trouble with escalators is that if you don’t use them often you have less confidence when you do. There were so many in Singapore when we were there and they were long ones and went faster than I am now used to. I was really scared of them. The one in Burnie is nice and slow and just one level up to the mall car park. I can cope with it as long as there is nobody waiting to get on behind me.


  2. O those daffodils look beautiful! I had to check where you lived when you mentioned it was spring, the southern half of the hemisphere, in fact. How lovely 🙂

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    • That is actually an older picture of daffodils in my old garden. I lived in south west Tasmania then. Now I live in the northwest and the daffodils were a little later blooming. I plan to plant more golden ones next year.

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