Share Your World 2021: 23 August

QUESTIONS      (a random bag today)  

Can you parallel park (if you drive)?   If you don’t drive, can you still skip?

I can’t drive but I know many people hate parallel parking and once they have passed their tests they avoid it like the plague. Skipping, I hadn’t even thought of trying for years. I’d probably fall over.

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Muscle cars

Do you prefer early morning or late evening?  Or something in between?

I do like early mornings although I have to admit I don’t really get up early any more so I don’t often enjoy one. The light is nice at that time of day. When I was working in Hobart I used to enjoy standing outside my (old) house listening to the birds while waiting for the bus on a sunny morning. Afternoon can also be lovely, especially on a fine winter’s day, that couple of hours before the afternoon chill sets in and of course sunset is also a beautiful time of day.

Sunrise at Sisters Beach

Do you like avocados?

Do you know I can’t recall that I have ever eaten one. If I have I probably didn’t like it and didn’t repeat the experiment.

Is mind or matter more real?

Matter is definitely more real if you bump into it.

and a bonus ‘deep’ question just because

Are people in this current generation less or more sensitive than people from past generations?

It seems so. Maybe I’m insensitive but people seem to take offence more easily and find it more difficult to cope in trying situations without a lot of support. I try to be mindful of that and not say things that others may find offensive. I’m respectful of other’s feelings but sometimes I find myself wondering about it. I suppose I am more of a “Keep Calm and Carry On” sort of person.



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. Thank you Vanda for Sharing Your World! 🙂 What lovely photography! You have an ‘eye’, but I think I’ve said that to you before? Avocados (one of my favorites and a biggish ‘no no’ for diabetics) have been described as greasy inside and hard to peel. Guacamole is one favorite way to use them. I like them in salads, with seafood or meat, or just to have one. But I think I’m a minority! 😀 I agree that both sunrise and sunset are beautiful, and sometimes mid-day shows a gorgeous sky. I’m with you in the probably falling over if I tried skipping. That or I’d break my other knee. O_o LOL Have a wonderful week!


  2. I think we often confuse “sensitive” with “cries easily.” Many of the younger gens get offended easily, but don’t seem to notice whether what they are doing bothers anyone else. These are the young adults who push old people out of their way because they are moving too slowly. It’s also an attitude a lot of customer service people have that if you are old, you are probably both senile and stupid. It REALLY pisses me off — but I also don’t think it is confined to specific generations. It is just younger people who have no manners.

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