Share Your World 2020: 5 October


When was the last time you tried something new?  How did that go for you?

I don’t usually go in for trying new things that much. I had to use one of those self serve checkout things at K Mart a couple of months ago as they were keeping staff interactions to the minimum. I had trouble with it and Naomi had to help me. I hate the things and normally refuse to use them.

What’s the most sensible thing you’ve ever heard someone say?

I’m 63 years old I can’t possibly be expected to remember that when I have trouble remembering what someone said to me an hour ago.

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?


Lastly, I’ll be doing one “Halloween” themed question per week during October.  Those who don’t observe the holiday are welcome to answer or to ignore it as they wish.

FunCREEPYHalloween Question:

Have you ever seen a ‘fresh’ corpse (aka dead body)?

Sadly I have. I was sitting with my mum when she passed away and I was with David when he died too. I usually pass on viewing the body at funerals as I prefer to remember the deceased as they once were.

GRATITUDE SECTION (always optional)

Do you enjoy any seasonal traditions around this time of year?

Not Halloween, we don’t really do it in a big way here although commercial businesses try to push it.

It is spring here and there is a tulip festival in Wynyard every year, except this year of course. There are events on and the tulip farm is open to visitors so that is one seasonal tradition that I hope to observe every year.

Table Cape Tulip Farm


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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