Share Your World 2022: 21 March


QUESTIONS

What very common thing have you never done?  (this one probably is a recycle, but I don’t think it’s terribly recent?)

I was going to say driven a car but actually I have done that when I was taking lessons. That was over 35 years ago though. I have never smoked a cigarette. I don’t know that smoking is such a common thing these days but when I was young it certainly was. I was never tempted to stick a foul-smelling cigarette in my mouth.

Are we morally obligated to be charitable, if we have the means to?

That is a good question. I have always felt that if you have good fortune, you should give something back so if I had the means I would certainly be more charitable than I am. I do try to do the odd donation but if I were wealthy, I would give a lot more. So, yes, I do feel it is a moral obligation to help the less fortunate but I know that many people might not feel that way.

What is the most amazing fact you know?

Oh dear, another question that forces me to remember trivia. I don’t have that kind of brain any more, my hard drive has too much uncategorised stuff to pull out a specific fact at short notice. OK, one thing I do find amazing is the pyramids at Giza. Some of the stones used to build the Great Pyramid weighed from two to fifty tons. How on earth did they move them let alone lift them?

Photo by Andreea Ch on Pexels.com

What’s your favorite sandwich and why?

I’m going to be very boring here and say that I like ham and cheese toasted sandwiches and if I’m making one at home that’s probably my first choice. I also enjoy a salad sandwich or roll with ham, egg, cheese, tomato and a little lettuce. I like the ham and cheese because apart from the fact that I like ham and cheese, it’s quick and easy to make. If I am buying a sandwich, I’m more likely to go for the salad roll.

GRATITUDE SECTION   (As always optional)   

Please feel free to share something you find inspires you.

This is not so much about inspiration but it is something that makes me happy because I love meeting visitors to our area and helping them.

I had some good news yesterday. I have not been able to attend my volunteer job at the Wynyard Visitor Centre for a couple of months because all the volunteers were suspended due to Covid. I have just learned that I’ll be able to go back next week. I’m looking forward to that. I missed being there.

Mural outside Woolworths at Wynyard.

Taswegian1957

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 WordPress.com 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.

2 comments

  1. Thanks Vanda for Sharing Your World! Your sandwich choices sound delicious! Ham over here has become a bit of a rarity (or they’ve removed the meat because many packing plants were infected with Covid, I don’t know which), so getting a ham and cheese is a tricky business. It used to be common place, but now I get some strange looks if I ask for it. It was my childhood/teenage favorite way to have a sandwich. They don’t taste the same now either for some reason. Maybe nostalgia is flavoring my memory? Congrats on getting to resume your visitor center duties, I’m glad the bans are being lifted a bit. Those photos are amazing, and I think your country must be very beautiful! Never touching one of those ‘cancer sticks’ (cigarettes) is a very wise decision. I tried them in my early 20s, and quickly discarded the habit because after a while you can’t taste anything else and I like my food too much. I would rather eat than smoke. I think the Great Pyramids are one of those things, like Stonehenge. How did ‘primitive’ man move that kind of weight? I’ve heard one thing, that they fashioned some sort of what we would call a conveyor belt (non electric of course) and they rolled the stones along on bamboo or whatever strong wood they had. Seems amazing all the same, doesn’t it? How majestic! Have a great week!

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  2. I can’t really take credit for the photos this week. The pyramids one wasn’t mine. The photo of the mural is mine of course but credit goes to the person or persons who created it. Tasmania is beautiful though.
    We have had meat packing plants close due to Covid but luckily, I’ve nearly always been able to get ham when I needed to. I think that the taste of some food may be different due to farming methods. factory farmed animals get a different diet from those who free range.

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