Share Your World 2020: 26 October


What’s the tallest building you’ve been to the top of?

I believe that the tallest building I have been to the top of is the KL tower in Kuala Lumpur. This is not as tall as the twin Petronas Towers in that city but our tour did not include them due to the long wait times to go to the top. Just as a side note the Petronas Towers are listed as the 17th tallest building in the world although that list is very changeable. The top ten are nearly all in Asia, especially China, or the Middle East. The KL Tower comes into a different category as it is a communications tower and according to Wikipedia the 7th tallest in the world. So there is a bit of useless information for you. I’ve been in tall buildings in Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland, they don’t even rate a mention.

View from window of KL Tower.

What do you do to keep fit?

Nothing. I like to walk and will walk to exercise Cindy, to get somewhere I need to go or to enjoy scenery and take photos but I stroll. I know I’m fat but I just don’t like exercise for the sake of it and never have.

What’s your jack-o-lantern carved to look like?

I would not even know where to start making one. Halloween is not really a thing here as I’ve mentioned before. I do like jack-o-lanterns though.

Do you have hope or have you lost it?

I still have hope. Not as much as I used to. I am glad that I won’t be around to see the mess we’ve made of the planet in 50 years. However, I try to focus on the small gains we’ve made in the past few months in returning to some kind of normality. Here in Tasmania, in Australia really we are starting to see a few things returning to something like normal. So I’m hopeful that Covid will one day be a thing of the past. I mean in a year or so, not that it will just go away. I’m not so hopeful for good government as so many people choose style over substance when voting.


Feel free to share something you’re grateful for!  Images and photos or poems, essays or free writing (stream of consciousness) pieces are all acceptable!  AND you don’t have to do this part, it’s always optional!

Yesterday the state of Victoria had zero new cases of Covid-19 and as of tonight the citizens of Melbourne who have been in lockdown for months because of a serious outbreak of the disease are finally getting major restrictions lifted. I have friends in Melbourne so I’m very happy for them. Even though mask wearing is going to be a thing for many more months at least they can now go out just for a change of scenery and the shops and cafes will be open again.

Bourke St Mall, Melbourne


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. I lived in New York, but I don’t think I ever went to the top of the Empire State Building and was never in either of the Twin Towers. But I did stand on the edge of the Grand Canyon. That’s gotta count for something 🙂

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  2. Thanks Vanda for Sharing Your World. Congratulations to the people of Melbourne! That’s fantastic news! The ‘high’ place you shared seems plenty high enough for me, thanks! Have a great week!


    • Funnily enough I feel perfectly comfortable visiting towers or riding in cable cars or observation wheels. I’m afraid of falling not heights so as long as I am enclosed I’m fine. But don’t ask me to climb a ladder. i can’t get beyond the second step.


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