Share Your World 2021: 22 November


What are some red flags to watch out for in daily life?

Anything that sounds too good to be true probably is.

What obstacles would you include in the ‘world’s most amazing obstacle course”? 

Lack of money, Lack of understanding (from others) not being one of the “in crowd” (I don’t care about this but life is often a case of “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” if you want to get on in a career etc.)

Who is the best movie or book villain in your opinion?  (‘book’ is included because some folks don’t watch movies)

This is tricky, by the best do you mean who do I like best or who do I think the most villainous? One film where I was definitely rooting for the bad guys was “The Italian Job”(the original, not the remake. ) The remake was really just an ad for the new mini. The original was much funnier. However, you could not call those characters evil as it was being played for laughs. Michael Caine was excellent and Noel Coward’s Mr Bridger was the real villain. He actually made me dislike that character. Of course, there are many more evil villains, Hannibal Lecter, from “Silence of the Lambs” comes to mind but I wouldn’t watch a movie like that.

The Italian Job

What, in your opinion, is the most beautiful/handsome part of your face? (no dissing yourself please, we’re all beautiful/handsome!)

My eyes.


Next week on Thursday, Americans celebrate Thanksgiving.   What are some foods you enjoy for your festive celebration dinners?  (Doesn’t have to be Thanksgiving, as I realize the whole world isn’t participating in ‘our’ holiday)

We like to celebrate Christmas Day with a roast dinner, usually lamb because that is our favourite and it is now so expensive that we don’t have it very often. Of course, there must be roasted or baked potatoes and lots of vegetables and some mint sauce. Naomi likes gravy as well.

There also has to be Christmas pudding, homemade of course, and later if we can make room there will be mince pies, Christmas fruit cake and Quality Street chocolates.

A tasty Christmas meal.


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! Your Christmas dinner sounds delicious! I’m sure you and Naomi will feel well satisfied once it’s eaten! 🙂 Is your Christmas pudding the traditional plum pudding or do you do your own variation of dessert? I liked your obstacle course additions. Very clever! And the first patrons (under duress and forced to do the course) would be all those silly entitled people who are so annoying! 🙂 You do have pretty eyes (from your photo)! Have a wonderful week!

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    • I’m very traditional about Christmas, and British, so it has to be the traditional plum pudding. I often wonder why we call it that as there are no plums in it. I’ll be reblogging my Christmas recipes pretty soon.


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