Share Your World 2021: 4 October


(Some just ‘off the cuff’ ones today)

How do you feel about sharing your computer or phone password with your partner?

Occasionally David and I did need to access each other’s computers and I’m sure that he told me his password. I probably told him mine. We would only look at each other’s stuff if, for example, one of us was out and needed information from the computer or for the other to perform some action. For instance I did David’s banking while he was in hospital. I have enough trouble remembering my own passwords without having to memorise other people’s so there is no danger that I’ll go looking where I shouldn’t.

My new computer.

What is the greatest struggle you’ve overcome? (This isn’t meant to be invasive, just use general terms if you’d like.  Or if not, feel free to pass on the question.  That’s allowed too).

I guess that my greatest struggle has been to be more outgoing. I was an extremely shy child and teenager and probably only really gained confidence in myself as I approached thirty. I still prefer to socialise in small groups rather than go to parties but at least meeting new people doesn’t terrify me these days.

If heaven is real and you died tomorrow, do you think you would get in?  Why or why not?  (this is purely speculation, no bias if you don’t believe)

I guess that would depend on the entrance criteria for heaven. If it involved praying and going to church regularly I definitely would not get in. If you are familiar with the TV Show “The Good Place”. I think I would be a candidate for “The Medium Place”.

What makes you feel like you really need to be alone?

If I have gone a few days where I’m constantly doing things with other people with no time to myself I start to really need time to be alone and do my own thing. It’s not that I don’t enjoy the activities or the company but sometimes, maybe selfishly, I just want to think about what I want to do.

GRATITUDE SECTION  (as always, optional)

Do you have any traditions around this time of year? 

It’s too soon to call going to the tulip farm a tradition as it is only the second year we’ve been here in spring but I hope it will become one. I don’t take much notice of Halloween. Although it’s becoming popular commercially it’s not really a thing for us in Australia except maybe for kids. We might do something on the night but we don’t spend the whole of October celebrating “spooky month”.

Last year’s tulips. We haven’t been to the farm yet.


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! The tulip farm visit sounds like a great tradition to have! It’s beautiful! 🙂 I think everyone needs some ‘down time’ from visitors, however much they may enjoy the visit. I’ve heard an old adage that goes “Visitors, like fish, begin to stink after three days.” Now I realize that most people can stand more time than that for a visit, but for some of us? Three days is about right. I like the idea of the “Medium Place”. Mine will hopefully be ‘The Dog Place”. 😄 Will Rogers said ““If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” I suspect yours will have dolls in it! 🙂 Have a wonderful week!

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