Share Your World 2021: 15 March


How well do you know your next-door neighbors?   Do you like them?   (credit to Cyranny for the question)

My next door neighbour here in Sisters Beach divides her time between her home and her partners place so I don’t see very much of her. However, she seems quite a friendly person. We say hello when we meet and when she knew was alone during lockdown she gave me her phone number in case I needed anything. I’m not really a neighbours person. I’m happy to chat outside when we meet but I don’ t want the sort of neighbours who want to pop in all the time. My home is my castle.

Our new house, photo by Naomi

Do you have a full length mirror?  (credit to Sadje for the rest of the questions)

No, I don’t have a full length mirror. Currently I don’t have a mirror in my bedroom at all and have to use the bathroom mirror.

(for the men)  Do you shave every day or do you like the ‘stubble’ look, or a beard?

(for the ladies)   How long do you spend putting on make-up in the morning?

Normally I don’t wear make up at all. I have never liked the feel of it on my skin and now I don’t go out much I can’t be bothered with it. If I am going out for a meal or something I will use lipstick and powder my face, that doesn’t take long.

How many items of clothing are in your bedroom (or closet) and not hung up?

I assume that you don’t mean clothing which normally lives in drawers, you mean stuff that just got chucked onto a chair or the floor. Let’s see if I can recall without going to look. One windcheater jacket that is not dirty enough for the laundry but that I didn’t want to wear to the Visitor Centre today, one really old cardigan that I throw on when it’s chilly but never wear out, an old jumper and an old sweatshirt that don’t fit me anymore but that I can’t bring myself to throw out and two or three T shirts in the laundry basket that I need to press because they are a bit too wrinkly and the leggings I was wearing over the weekend which I might get one more wear out of before washing. My room is tiny so I can’t have too much lying around.

If anyone try to tell you that clothes don’t grow on trees show them this 🙂

GRATITUDE QUESTION (as always optional)

Do you have a happy place?

Home is my happy place. I live in a beautiful part of the world and I consider myself lucky to be here.

Sunset at Sisters Beach June 2020.


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. I think when we finally get our government stimulus and pay off the money we owe on the mortgage — and fix a few more things that need fixing — I will be a lot happier to be at home. I have always loved my home, but this more than a year locked in it has taken a bit of the edge off it for me. It’ll get better and I hope soon.

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