Share Your World 2020: 14 September

Roger’s Magical, Mystical Questions

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  1. You have just been gifted a magic wand that specializes in completing household chores. You can request the completion of only two household chores. Which chores would you assign your wand to complete?

Only two? Bummer. Oh well, first I’m going to say vacuuming, a chore I really hate doing but with two pets in the house I can’t avoid it. My second pick is a bit harder, bending to clean the bath is a bit tiresome but the other one I’d gladly hand over is cleaning glass. We have two big glass sliding doors which of course are always covered in marks from dogs noses. I’d love to have them cleaned for me whenever I asked.

vacuum cleaner with power head for pet hair.
  • At the local Wizards-R-Us store there was a sale on handshake shockers, instant darkness pellets, and levitation pills. Which of these ‘party thrillers’ are you more likely to purchase?

As I hate climbing ladders I think a levitation pill would be very handy once I got used to the sensation. I could reach the things in the top cupboards and take the curtains down much more easily.

  • In the alley behind Wizards-R-Us, there was a tradesman selling a Love Potion. The sales pitch was too much for you and you yielded and purchased one vial. What do you do with it?

I would probably give it away if I knew someone that needed one. I have no interest in a romance.

  • You are the Great Clearinghouse Winner of a new ‘good luck’ potion – Felix Felicis. It has to be used within the next thirty days or its potency becomes diminished. Do you use it? Do you give it to a friend in need?

Well I can always use a bit of luck but I’d be happy to give it to someone else who needed it more as I feel that I am already a lucky person.

Melanie’s Mundane Muggle Questions:

  1. If everyone spoke their mind, would this world be a better or worse place?  Why?

Yes and no. It would be good if there were fewer lies and deceptions and if people said what they meant instead of expecting others to just know but there would also be more hurt feelings and unhappiness. Sometimes the old “If you can’t say something nice, say nothing. “ is still a good policy.

  • Can achieving nothing make a person happy?

I should think that it makes a lot of people frustrated but not everyone is really driven to achieve career milestones or make a lot of money. Some people are happy just to live an ordinary life. Who is to say that’s not an achievment?

  • How do you know if you love someone enough to marry them?

I’ve only done it once so I’m not an expert. I guess you just know.

GRATITUDE SECTION  (as always this is optional)

Please feel free to write about or share an image of something you’re grateful for!

Our new house, photo by Naomi

On Sunday I was taking out my recycling bin ready for Monday morning when I ran into my next door neighbour. We don’t see each other often as she is not always there. She invited me in for a cup of tea and we had a nice chat and exchanged phone numbers. She told me that if I needed anything when I’m here by myself I could always call her. The main thing I worry about when I’m on my own here is what if one of the pets get sick so it was nice to know there is someone close by if that were to happen until Naomi is here full time. This is a nice community, a couple of people who live nearby have asked if I’m OK because they have heard Cindy barking, she barks at everyone who goes by because she’s not used to seeing people outside very much. People share things, there are two little free libraries and people often give things away on the local FB page plants, surplus household goods or toys, even bicycles. Sometimes they just put them out on the street in front of their homes. That’s how I got my breadmaker. Someone local giving it away.



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.

One comment

  1. Thanks Vanda for Sharing Your World. Someone was generous – bread makers can be pricey! I miss mine…but I lost the part that ‘kneaded’ the bread, and they didn’t make that brand any more, so I was out of luck. I’d love to have a new one. The smell of fresh baked bread is unbeatable! It sounds like you and your hubby were very happy together and that’s a wonderful gift! I agree about the magically cleaned windows and glass….my car windows often look horrid, and that’s just with Ziggy leaving ‘dog art’ on them..

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