Share Your World 2022: 10 January

I’m back for another year of Share Your World after skipping last week. It’s my 8th or maybe 9th year of doing the challenge as it was probably the first one that I ever did.


Who do you think is an example of a successful person?

That’s not something I spend a lot of time thinking about. Success is not necessarily about money or career. I think it is about having a happy and fulfilling life. I’m not one of the “Money can’t make you happy” brigade by the way. I am a damn sight happier with money than without it. Nobody likes being poor. I just don’t measure success by how much money or power a person has. I could think of many celebrities and ordinary people who I’d say were successful by my criteria but don’t ask me to name one please. My mind goes blank when asked that sort of question.

Why are you doing what you’re currently doing?

Now, is that meant to be why am I doing what I’m doing right now or with my life in general? Probably doesn’t really matter. I’m writing this post because I like to blog. I don’t have and never did have a “career” I had a succession of jobs. Now I don’t because I can’t do what I used to do and career changing didn’t work for me as I was already past 50. Now I’m 64 so I take care of the house, cook, take photos and write blog posts because that is what I like doing.

This Underwood Typewriter is from around 1911

What is your personal theme song?

I don’t have one. How boring is that?

What do you think about tofu?

I don’t think about tofu. Just don’t ask me to eat it.


GRATITUDE SECTION (as always, optional)

Where did you find bliss this past week?

Regular readers will know we had a wonderful drive through the rainforest on Sunday and that gave me the chance to take a lot of photos so I am very happy with that.

The Tarkine Tourist Drive
Arthur River Tasmania


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 Beautiful Part of the World! Those photos of yours are wonderful! I’m glad you have a very blissful life at 64, contentment is what it’s all about when all’s been said and done (IMO). I’m adding a comment to the “What are you doing” question based on your response. I thought that one was a little bit vague! Good answer though! It was perfect! 🙂 And the tofu one was spot on. What do you think of tofu? I don’t. Is a perfectly respectable answer. It’s an odd substance and I don’t have much experience with it either except in Miso soup. In Miso soup it’s delicious. All your answers were great and I appreciate your dedication in doing this prompt each week too! Have a fantastic week!

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