Share Your World 2022: 7 March


What’s The Strangest Thing In Your Refrigerator?

There isn’t anything particularly strange in there at present, milk, eggs, cheese, fruit and veg, cold meat and Naomi’s lunch for tomorrow as she’s going to her volunteer job. There was a time, when David was alive, that we’d be quite likely to have several rolls of film in the fridge and sometimes, back in Adelaide, I used to put my spring bulbs in the crisper for a few weeks before planting. I don’t really do that here because Tasmania is cooler so it’s not necessary.

Photo by Max Vakhtbovych on

Would You Rather Hear The Music Of Johann Sebastian Bach Played By A Barbershop Quartet, Or A Heavy Metal Band?

It depends on my mood. I might listen to either. I don’t think it is usual for Barbershop Quartet’s to do Bach but I do quite enjoy acapella so it might be nice. Late at night as it is now I’d probably go for classical music but if we’re out in the car somewhere I’m happy to listen to heavy metal for a while. Naomi has very eclectic taste so there is a bit of everything on the car playlist.

If You Could Erase One Event From History, Which One Would You Erase?

Dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

If Your Food Is Bad At A Restaurant, Do You Say Something?

I probably wouldn’t although I’d like to. I will speak up if I don’t get my food which I wouldn’t have at one time but sending bad food back is a bit harder for me. I probably just wouldn’t eat it. However, if the wait person asked how I liked it I would not lie and say I enjoyed it,

GRATITUDE SECTION (as always, optional):

On one side of the earth we’re facing upcoming Spring, and on the other Autumn.   What positive or uplifting thought do these changes bring to you?

Tasmania has a proper autumn. I am looking forward to autumn days being a little cooler. I love seeing the leaves change colour and soon we’ll be able to plant our spring bulbs. Of course with the end of Daylight Saving Time in April the days will be shorter but I don’t really mind that.



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 beautiful photo, you are very lucky indeed to be able to see those gorgeous colors. We used to get them here in Utah, but the past decade or so has seen them vanish..perhaps because of the drought and much less rain than we’ve gotten in the past. I find that kind of beauty so invigorating! Dropping that bomb did have long lasting ramifications that’s certain, I believe the impact on the human population is still happening too. It’s saddening to me that we didn’t learn from that horror, and now face some twerp threatening to bomb countries if he doesn’t get his way. It’s very nice of you not to complain when your food at a restaurant doesn’t come up to par. I’m one who sends it back (probably risking it being spat in or something gross like that) and then tells the manager about it. Not to be mean (exactly), but to help them improve their quality. It’s more polite perhaps your way though. 🙂 Enjoy your Autumn as it creeps in, I’m looking forward to Spring, which is teasing us by sort of showing up one day and then snow appears the next! Have a wonderful week!

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    • I actually wish that I did have the nerve to send bad food back. I would do it politely of course and I do believe that most venues would rather be given the opportunity to rectify a mistake rather than be criticised and get bad reviews.
      South Australia where I used to live no longer has a proper autumn. It’s 20 years since I lived there but even before we left I noticed that we no longer had the crisp autumn days and it was hot well into April. I don’t know what has happened to spring since I left. It’s a hot, dry state but the metropolitan area used to have a Mediterranean climate. I don’t believe it does anymore.


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