Share Your World 2021: 15 November

I can’t believe that we are halfway through November already. How did that happen? The weather is still crazy. It has been a very wet spring. We have only had a handful of dry, sunny days. Sunday and Monday it was wet and windy and so cold we had heaters on nearly all day. It even snowed in parts of Tasmania, not here because we are on the coast, but we did have some hail. What is going on with the weather?


This week is a philosophical (chewy) question week.

In your opinion, what should be humanity’s goal?

I must admit that I had never given this a lot of thought, but I think that our goal should be to be kind to each other and to our planet and to continue to learn new things.

Are you hesitant to speak your opinions?

Sometimes. I don’t like conflict so sometimes I prefer to keep my opinions to myself when I talk to people. However, I will give it more freely when I write.

In what ways has society changed during your lifetime? What do you think caused these changes?

It has changed a lot. I hate to say it, but people seem more selfish, stupid, and more willing to believe what they want to hear. Maybe that’s not new but because of wider and more rapid communications these days. I do think that social media is the cause of a lot of this. We used to be told “Think before you speak.” Now it should be “Think before you Tweet.”

If you had a friend who spoke to you in the same way that you sometimes speak to yourself, how long would you allow this person to be your friend?

I don’t think I am nasty to myself so I’m not sure how to answer this.

GRATITUDE SECTION (as always, optional)

Yesterday we had to go to the hospital at Burnie for an appointment. We’d never been there before so we were grateful that the hospital has volunteers who will give directions and even walk you to the place you must go so that you don’t get lost. A very nice lady there did that for us and even helped us sort out our masks as we are not used to wearing them.

Raindrops on a rose bud


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. Thanks Vanda for Sharing Your World! Weird weather is the new standard I think. Here we haven’t had even one day of snow, and I have to wonder if that’s just how it’s going to be going forward. The climate is changing and I think that explains your strange weather and ours too. That photo was very beautiful, I’m glad you shared it on! Masks can be annoying at first, but you get used to them in short order I think. I hope there’s not the massive need for them in your area like there is here. Yesterday at the store I was the only one wearing one, save for a few of the cashiers. The majority of everyone there though was unmasked. Our Covid numbers are spiking too, so my personal thought that this area is really dim witted has been substantiated once again. Have a magnificent week! 🙂

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    • At present we have no Covid in Tasmania so masks are only required in certain settings. Aged care home and hospitals of course and also at events that will have more than 1,000 people present. However, next month we are opening up to visitors from all other states not just the ones with little or no Covid so the talk is that mask wearing may be required in more places. I don’t think I’d like to wear one for 8 hours at my volunteer job so I hope that doesn’t happen.


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