Share Your World 2022: 4 April


Are you more productive at night or in the morning? Do you think it’s possible to change and get used to another schedule?

I blog at all hours of the day depending on what’s convenient. I like morning best though. As I live on the opposite side of the world from many of you, I enjoy checking in first thing to read comments and make and see new posts. However, I don’t find it hard to write in the evenings or at night unless I am tired.

I have had to change my blogging schedule since Naomi moved here. I can’t always spend two hours blogging in the mornings or at night as I used to when I lived alone. I just do it when I can.

In the real world I am definitely more productive in the morning. I don’t want to be doing chores at night. I had to when I was working. Now I don’t.

What’s the biggest vehicle you’ve driven?  If you don’t drive, what’s the biggest vehicle you’ve ridden in? 

I don’t drive as you all know. The biggest vehicle I’ve been in. Well, I’ve been on a jumbo jet, I’ve been on Ovation of the Seas, one of the larger cruise ships (I think it was the largest when we sailed on her in 2018). I’ve been on trains with a dozen or more carriages and of course I’ve regularly travelled by bus.

Ovation of the Seas, Sydney photo by Vanda

If we are just talking cars though it would be Naomi’s Chrysler 300C.

Chrysler 300C

What songs would be played on a loop in hell?  (Suspend disbelief for this one, it’s cool not to believe in Hell, but let’s use our imaginations to answer.  Of course, one can always skip the questions they find odd too.  And yes, I took into account that individual tastes will influence individual choices.)

I feel like I’m listening to the musical loop from hell nearly every time I go to a shopping mall. They play the latest pop music. It all sounds the same to me I’m afraid. I can’t tell one artist from another unless maybe male from female. Even the cruise ships play this stuff everywhere and it’s almost impossible to get away from it. It is one of the reasons I only listen to the classical music station on the radio now even though I have to turn it off if there is too much opera.

My other “loop from hell” would be country music. Sorry, I know a lot of people love it. I don’t mind some. I like Bluegrass for example. It’s the whiny, “my wife left me and my dog ran away.” type songs that I can’t stand.

(Deep and chewy philosophical question):     What does it mean to be a person?  What constitutes “personhood?” (there may be some diverse opinions, but we’re all mature adults in here, so be respectful of others please).

I’m not actually sure what this question is meant to be about. Aren’t we all people? If you are a living human being you are a person.

Is it about when life begins? Conception or birth? I’m not prepared to get into that one. There are differing opinions about it and it raises the whole abortion issue. I don’t want to invite controversy when I’m not sure if that is what the question is about.


How were your spirits (mood) over the past week? 

Better than last week, I think. I guess that after a while you just get used to terrible news and maybe become a little numb. I still care about the horrible things happening in Ukraine. I still fear WWIII. I feel so sorry for the people who have lost homes and family through the floods in Queensland and NSW. I am still anxious about the upcoming election which should be called any day. I still worry about Covid but I’m trying to live a normal life. I can’t be thinking about those things 24/7.

Daylight Saving is over for another year and we’re getting some cooler days, that’s nice despite the fact that the reverse cycle air con has stopped working. (Hoping it just needs a service).

We picked up our bulbs from the bulb farm ready for autumn planting and I got to take some great photos from Table Cape on the way.

I have finally been allowed to go back to my volunteer job at the local visitor centre. We’ve been to some car shows and Naomi is planning a cruise holiday later this year. She’s much better than she has been for ages so yes, my spirits are pretty good.



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. That picture you took is amazing. Definitely frameable!

    I didn’t understand what personhood meant other than human being. I figured I was missing something. I guess I didn’t miss anything. I just didn’t understand!

    I’m more active in the morning and if I’m going to clean, it better be in the morning because by nighttime, I’m too tired to do much of anything — except write and maybe process some photos. Okay, now I also draw. But physically active is always right after I get up, even before I stop for coffee.

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    • If I don’t get major chores like vacuuming done before mid-afternoon it tends to get put off. Vacuuming makes my back ache and I certainly don’t want to be doing it late in the day or in bad light.


  2. Thank you Vanda for Sharing Your World! 🙂 Both those photos are amazing, and I’d certainly frame and hang the Table Cape one on MY wall. It’s gorgeous! You have a talent! If Marilyn loves it, you know it’s true too, because she is an amazing photographer! You have been on some BIG vehicles, that cruise ship is massive, and I suppose one wouldn’t get as sea sick if the ship were that big! My goodness! Have a great week! 🙂

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    • Yes, if Marilyn praises one of my pictures I know I’ve done well because she is a terrific photographer.
      You are less likely to get seasick on the large cruise ships and of course they all have stabilisers but in rough weather motion sickness could still occur so it’s handy to take some seasickness medication along just in case.


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