Share Your World 2021: 14 June


What did you learn the hard way?

I learned that family members are not always trustworthy and reliable. My sister and I saw our mum taken advantage of many times when we were growing up. We had our share of it too, some of it minor annoyances like being stood up or kept waiting but also having money or possessions wheedled out of us until we grew up enough to realise that we didn’t have to put up with this type of behaviour.

Which activities make you lose track of time?

Definitely the PC. I lose track of time when I’m blogging or playing a game. Time flies by when I am doing doll stuff too.

Why do we seem to think of others the most after they’re gone?

I guess that we often take people for granted as long as we know we can see them. It’s only when we can no longer talk to them we realise what we are missing.

Is it possible to know the truth without challenging it first?

I am not sure that I understand this question. The truth about what? I don’t blindly accept everything I hear. If it is news it will depend on whether I think the source is reliable and I will research the subject further if it is something I care about. I suppose that could be called challenging the truth.


It’s always the small things. On Sunday we had a lovely sunny day and we went for a drive to Stanley stopping on the way at our favourite cafe where they have the best cakes and slices for only $2 each. I had a jacket potato with bacon, cheese, onion, coleslaw and sour cream, a jelly slice and a cappuccino all for about $10. You have got to love that.

If you don’t know what a jelly slice is here is a link.

The Nut at Stanley (edited)


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. We had a nice Sunday too, with a bright, warm, pleasant day by the river — shared with a surprisingly large number of people. Everyone seems very glad to get outside and away from computers and telephones and everything else.

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  2. Thanks, Vanda for Sharing Your World! That jelly slice looks delicious! Thanks for providing me an explanation, as I did not know what a ‘jelly slice’ was. Over here I think they call that a refrigerator jello cake or something. The photo of your day trip was beautiful. The sky is such a lovely shade of blue! It must be beautiful where you live! That ‘truth’ question is proving to be the poser of this round of Share Your World. So many perspectives on it have been shared. One blogger, who took the stance that truth is never questioned said “The sky is blue. Why would I question that? It’s a fact.” But all the opinions are valid. Have a lovely week!

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    • I have to admit I cheated the blue sky into the picture as it was very dull that day . I love photo editing and although I usually want my pictures to be true to life I thought for SYW it could be “arty”. Tasmania is a beautiful place though, despite the weather. I can’t think of any part of it that is truly ugly. Except the horrible buildings sprouting in every city and good sized town :-(.


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