Share Your World 2021: 1 November


What was the very first popular song you ever remember taking a liking to?  I’m not talking about children’s songs or old traditional songs… but the kind of songs you’d hear on the radio.   ♪♫♪♫

I was a small child in the early 1960s Mum did not like pop music but there were programs on television such as “Ready, Steady, Go” which featured the popular groups of the day, the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Dave Clark Five and a heap of others. The song that I really took a fancy to was by a group called The Honeycombs and I don’t remember a lot about them except that the drummer was a girl. The song was called “Have I The Right?” and it had a really catchy tune.

Are you one of those people who get queasy at sight of blood, or could you watch an open heart surgery?

Yes, I am, not so much that I get queasy at the sight of blood in normal circumstances, but I don’t want to hear about medical procedures. I don’t want people to describe their operations in detail to me and I don’t want to watch to watch TV shows about such things.

Who or what do you feel is lurking right behind you, just waiting to ambush you and make your life a living hell (or “heck” for those with delicate sensibilities)? 

Nothing really except maybe the threat of living in a dystopian world.

What is the gaudiest thing you have ever worn?

My memory fails me on this one, but I was a teenager in the seventies although I think I dressed conservatively compared to some. I did at one time own red pants and a red blazer and wore them at the same time something that I would never do now. I love red but that outfit was too much of a good thing. It was an orange red too which is not my best red.

What are you looking forward to as the festive season approaches? (I did NOT say the “C” word, please note   )

It is a bit early to be thinking about December 25th yet although present buying must begin soon if things are to be here in time. I can honestly say that the only event I’m looking forward to at present is the sale of Naomi’s house and the subsequent arrival of money so we can do some work on this house and have a nice festive season if it happens in time.



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 a lovely song, I really like that one (and did as a kid too – we’re roughly the same age I think). Those 70s styles were a bit outlandish to be kind. The clothing you showed in the first photo looks very warm all the same, and I like that crochet square skirt the model is wearing! Best wishes on the house sale happening in a timely fashion! Have a great week!

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