Share Your World 2021: 18 January


Why do we dream?

I think we dream to process all the things that happen to us during the day. I think that our hopes and fears influence our dreams but some dreams are just totally random although they might make sense if you could remember them long enough to interpret them when you wake up.

Do you think a person’s name influences the person they become?

I don’t think it has to. Maybe if you have the same name as a famous or successful parent it might. Some parents do give their children awful names and the poor kids get teased which might influence their future self I guess.

Does hardship make a person stronger?  (example:  What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger)

I think that probably depends more on the person. Hardship might make some people stronger but others might be broken by it.

Why do we judge ourselves by our intentions, but judge others by their actions?

I guess that if we don’t know someone personally their actions are all we have to go by. We don’t know their circumstances or motivations. It’s not always fair. If someone has certain mannerisms they can be misjudged, a shy person might appear stuck up for example. At other times actions do speak louder than words. I know that I have judged some people by their actions in the past and in many cases I think I was justified in doing that.


Naomi and I treated ourselves to an afternoon in Burnie last week. The weather was horrible but we had a nice lunch at a small cafe we discovered on a previous visit and a look around the shops. We tried to do a short walk on the seafront but the weather was against us as it started to rain heavily. We hope to go back next week or maybe at the weekend for another try. Meanwhile here is a photo that I took a few years ago on a visit to Wynyard and Burnie.



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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