Share Your World 2022: 7 February


What would be the most surprising scientific discovery imaginable?

The discovery of alien life that was similar to us. The chances of that are not great.

If aliens landed on earth tomorrow and offered to take you home with them, would you go?

At one time I would have said “No thank you.” But now, if they were kind and had a nice planet, maybe I would go.

Space Exhibit at a Moscow Museum 1990

What breed of dog would you be?  If you’re more a cat person – what breed of cat?

I’d be quite happy to be a Heinz 57 with bits of different breeds. A bit of Labrador or Golden Retriever, A bit of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, a bit of Corgi. I would probably be a funny looking dog with stupid ears. Corgi ears on a spaniel head or something.

Apparently there is a name for Corgi / Lab crosses. They are Corgidors which I have to say is a stupid name. We just used to call them mutts or mixed breeds or something. Now they have fancy names and fancy price tags.

Cindy is a Lab/Staffy/ Corgi mix although I can’t really see any Corgi in her. She was like a Lab puppy when she was young but she is smaller, more Staffy sized.

Our previous dog Tessie was a Corgi/Cavalier King Charles cross and she was quite Corgi like except for the shape of her head.

Bubble gum?  Yay or nay? 

Nay and that goes for chewing gum too. If you had ever had the job of cleaning gum off train seats you would not like it either.

GRATITUDE SECTION  (As always, optional)

Feel free (no pressure) to share some gratitude from January of this year.

There are several things that I am grateful for in January one is that since going to a different doctor Naomi has been making some headway with the health problems she’s had for the past six months.

I am also grateful that we’ve started travelling to different parts of our beautiful state and I’ve had the chance to take photos to share here. Here are some places we went in January.

I am grateful that so far we’ve managed to avoid getting Covid. (Touch wood)

I’m especially grateful that my laptop which I thought was dead after I spilled tea on it last year, miraculously came back to life when I turned it on one day. I really missed it and was struggling to work out how to pay for a new one as I had specific needs. This one is old but it ought to do me for a bit longer.



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! I suspect the laptop needed time to dry out thoroughly and you gave it enough time, so now you can continue to use it. I’m glad. That’s a very comforting circumstance! 😀 Lovely photography and I’m glad you could get to see a bit of the country last month! That train looks quite fun! You live in a beautiful country! Having good medical care is becoming rare, and I’m sure it’s a blessing! 🙂 The doggies’ photos are gorgeous, and yes Tessie does look like a Corgi. What sweethearts! ❤ We were apt to call the mixed breeds "Heinz 57s" or mutts, just like you did. The world is a vastly different place now though. I guess having fancy names is just to be expected? Last bit: I cleaned office buildings and an oil refinery in the day, and I encountered the dreaded stuck gum too. An ice cube if one is handy, will solve the problem fast as it solidifies the gum and makes it easy to scrape off. I'm sure cleaning train seats wasn't any bed of roses…I've heard tales of folks who clean airplanes (or did when it was safer…I suppose they still must do that job), and hearing that the pay was really good because of what they encountered while cleaning. Cleaning up after folks can be a mighty thankless task! Have a great week and thanks for being first today! 😀

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    • We used to have some kind of spray that froze the gum but most of the time it just had to be scraped or chipped off then we’d steam clean the seat. Failing that we had to change the seats which was a pain in the neck.


  2. This very expensive computer has been deemed unsuitable for the new Windows 11. I suppose this means I’ll have to buy another computer — but I can’t afford one now. I’m not even sure I’ve finished paying this one off yet. I’ve been told the new operating system will be safer. Why do I doubt that? Everything that was supposed to make us safer hasn’t made us safer. And they are talking about a US-Russia WAR? Has everyone gone utterly insane?

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    • I only got this computer last year so I can get Windows 11 but I’m in no rush. I’ll let them iron the bugs out first. If I had to replace the laptop what I really wanted would cost me around $1,000-1,200. I don’t even look at anything more expensive than that but I would be cleaned out if I spent that now and I can’t save on my income.


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