Share Your World 2021: 27 September


1. What’s your favorite way to exercise?  (if you do or don’t.  Exercising one’s mind is a valid answer IMHO, because that’s my favorite).

Exercise is a dirty word to me. I’m not interested in exercising for the sake of it and I don’t want to do anything that hurts or leaves me breathless. When I lived in Geeveston some local ladies invited me to walk circuits of the local football ground with them. I considered it but never did in the end because I found walking round and round very boring. What I do like is to go for a walk on the beach, in a park or just around the neighbourhood where there are things to look at, houses, gardens, birds and animals. It’s good if I have someone to talk to as well but not necessary. I don’t power walk either. I just amble along at my own pace.

2. What’s more important to you – family or friends?

In truth I guess the people who are most important to me are important because I like them. I’m related to some of them by blood or marriage but some of them are friends that go back many years.

3.  (a segue of sorts from last week’s SYW)..Have you ever voted for someone (in whatever venue – politics, contests, school elections) based solely on how they looked?


4.  (silly one)  How could carousels be spiced up so they are more exciting?

I think carousels are fine as they are. Why do they need to be spiced up? We have other types of rides for getting thrills on. I like the traditional carousels especially if they are old with nice graphics.

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The Gallopers on the Hobart Waterfront.

GRATITUDE SECTION  (as always optional)

Please feel free to share something you’ve enjoyed about this September.

This month has been mostly wet and miserable weather and there hasn’t been much jolly stuff in it.

Two things I did like, daffodils and the virtual doll convention I attended a week or so ago.

Some of our vintage Barbie’s and friends.
King Alfred Daffodils.


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. Thanks Vanda for Sharing Your World! I agree with your answer to the exercise question. I just wish I could still walk for pleasure. It used to be one of my most enjoyed activities. Your preferences sound great…walk to see beautiful scenery and at one’s own pace. I love the ‘old’ carousels too, and thought the question was a little silly too. Carousels are one of the last leisure fun park activities that are left. Why change them indeed? I suspect someone under 35 years of age asked that to the site I got the question from. Younger folks seem to need more stimulus or they don’t enjoy something. I love the carousel music too..that old
    Calliope music is so fun! 😀 Thanks so much for sharing those beautiful pictures, I see that Spring is on its way to your part of the world. We’re sliding into Autumn. Enjoy the beautiful flowers and scenery! 🙂 Your collection of Barbies is magnificent! 🙂

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