Share Your World 2020: 9 November


  1.  Do you like or dislike surprises? Why or why not?

I like some surprises but not others. I like not knowing what I am getting for my birthday or Christmas for example.I enjoy the fun of trying to guess and the anticipation of something pleasant.

I don’t like surprise guests. If people are coming to see me I prefer to be able to prepare for them, making sure I have a clean house, something nice to offer them to eat and that I am not wearing my dressing gown when they arrive. I guess I don’t like my day to day plans being disrupted either.

  1. What’s your favorite zoo animal?

As I have no chance of ever seeing them in the wild I would love to see the Giant Pandas at Adelaide Zoo. I haven’t visited a zoo in decades but when I did I always liked stopping to watch the apes and also otters are great fun to watch.

Japanese Macaque, one of a small colony that lives in an enclosure in City Park, Launceston.
  1.  What three things do you think of the most each day?

Well I am probably going to think about this question now! I think about the news a lot more these days than I used to, it’s been such a year. I think about things that I have to do and sometimes how long can I put them off , like vacuuming for example. I also think a lot about blogging. What am I going to write about next? What photographs shall I use and can I take any new ones? How will I answer that SYW prompt?

My new computer.

‘Deep’ Question

4. When, if ever, is taking a human life justified?

I would say only in self defence or the defence of others. By that I mean actual immediate, physical threat, not supposed or imaginary threat like fear of opposing political parties or other races or religions. I don’t believe in the death penalty and I don’t believe in civilians carrying guns for self defence.

Attitude of Gratitude Section (Always Optional)

Do small miracles exist? 

I believe they do. Not in the religious sense so much although I keep an open mind about that. I think that sometimes life can surprise you and it seems miraculous.



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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