Share Your World 2021: 19 July


Are justice and the law the same thing?

No, unfortunately they are not. There are bad laws and laws that are not enforced properly because of loopholes so sometimes people don’t get justice. Sometimes they don’t get justice because of the law. However, I am not an anarchist. There have to be laws but we always have to make sure that people receive justice.

Which kitchen appliance do you use every day?

My electric jug to boil water for tea or coffee. Definitely the most used appliance in the house with the toaster a close second.

What is one thing you’ll never do again?

Move house I hope. I know I said it after the last move but honestly moving is the pits. The next time I move I want to be in the box not my belongings.

What event escalated very quickly?

Drumroll please, the grand prize goes to covid 19. A bunch of people got off a cruise ship in Sydney and within weeks the whole country was infected. It is frightening how quickly this disease and especially the Delta variant now locking down people in Sydney and Melbourne, can spread from person to person.

Photo by cottonbro on


Really got to work for this one this week. Moving day was hard, it hasn’t stopped raining for a week and Naomi isn’t feeling well.

I am grateful that here in Tasmania we are so far Covid free and living an almost normal life (crossing fingers). It would only take one case to change everything.


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. Justice is such an interesting concept. We use it like there is this universal acceptance of what it is and how it applies. But a) it’s a human concept. and b) humans are deeply flawed. As a privileged white middle-class person with an accent that sounds educated, I feel certain I am more likely to get a fair hearing in court than people from many other areas of society. That’s not justice. And a person with more money can make more appeals and hire more/better lawyers to argue their case. That’s not justice either. I don’t know what the solution is. So I probably shouldn’t rant on your blog but should write my own blog. But I hope you don’t mind if I post this.

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  2. Thanks, Vanda for Sharing Your World! I agree with your Covid answer, and am aware that I asked that same question sometime last year. It does only take one case to spread the thing, and yet people (over here anyway) are unwilling to take safety measures. I hope Naomi and yourself stay well, and that she feels better soon! Moving is very stressful, I’ve heard it said that there are three things that top the most stressrul list and moving is one of those! I had to laugh at the answer though, “be in the box instead of your belongings!” Hahaha! Your answer to the justice question was very thoughtful and that’s the kind of discussion I like to read! Thank you again!!

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    • Yes I believe moving is in the top three of stressful things with death and divorce. My own move was pretty traumatic and Naomi’s was pretty bad. It’s hard to get good removalists. They like everything packaged in standard size boxes so they can rush through the job. I did think any removalist would know that you don’t put heavy boxes on top of light ones and apparently they have never heard of the word fragile.

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  3. Moving is a stressful thing. I live in a retirement community so I can just stay here for the rest of my life, which I hope will last 30 years more at least! You are so right about Covid – the first few months were so shocking, with the numbers of cases and deaths increasing almost exponentially!

    It’s cool that you live in Tasmania. My husband and I are taking a 4-week tour of Australia and New Zealand next year, and we opted for 5 days in Tasmania before the tour starts!


    • I hope you have a wonderful time on your trip. Five days is just a taster for Tasmania, it’s small but a lot to see, especially if you haven’t been before.


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