Share Your World 2022: 2 May

Melanie has curated a smorgasbord of questions this week. I don’t think I can answer them all but I will have a go.


Tena (I can’t find her blog, does anyone know if she’s left?)   What constitutes a sandwich in your opinion?   Is it only the standard two slices of bread, filling (including spreads or meats and cheeses and veggies), put together in a stack?

When I think of sandwiches, I generally think of two slices of bread with a filling which may be hot or cold, toasted or fresh. A filling in a bread roll is sort of a sandwich but I consider rolls and burgers something different really. There are also open sandwiches where there is no upper slice of bread. It may be a sandwich by name but as the fillings are not actually sandwiched between the bread is it really?

The only exception to my “burgers are not sandwiches” theory is the McDonalds cheeseburger. It is really just a cheese sandwich between two slices of crusty bread IMHO. I was very disappointed the first time I ordered one that it was so small and had no other fillings in it. That is my main dislike with most McDonald’s burgers though, not enough salad. If we do go to Maccas I usually order a wrap not a burger unless they have got a McOz which are not part of the regular menu.

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Marilyn of Serendipity (In March, didn’t get the date. My bad) .  Are ‘strong’ and ‘tough’ in regard to character the same thing or different?   Please explain your reasoning for either side you pick.

That’s an interesting question. I don’t feel that they are quite the same. I think of strong characters as being able to endure a lot and cope with difficult situations but without necessarily becoming hard. Tough, I feel is more of an attitude. I think you could be both but the strong person may also be very unassuming.


Paula Light of Light Motifs II  (4-5-2022)

  • What’s your opinion on RSVPs?
    Obviously, formal occasions require them, but what about invitations to dinner/movies and the like?
    If a friend invites you to something, are you obligated to reply?
    What if you say yes and change your mind?
    How much notice is enough?
    Is it OK to simply no-show to a casual social event you’ve already agreed to?   

I think if you are invited to something it is good manners to reply even if it is to decline. It’s not nice to leave someone hanging, not knowing whether to include you in their plans or not.

I have been guilty of changing my mind about a previously made plan. If it is a big event and I don’t think I’ll be missed I might just not turn up but if someone has invited me to meet for a meal or a movie or something like that and I change my mind I would want to at least call them and give them reasonable notice that I wouldn’t be there. I’ve been left hanging around waiting for people who don’t show up and it’s pretty annoying. If you are going to cancel on the day of the event, I think it should be before the other person leaves home to meet you. If you were meant to be visiting them then at the very least give them a few hours’ notice so they don’t go to the trouble of preparing a meal that you won’t be there to eat.

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Sadje: (4-5-2022) Do you think Hell has walls?

I’m going to pass on this one as I’m not even sure if I believe in Hell. If Hell does have walls, I bet they are not soundproof.

A Unique Title For Me (Jim)  (4-5-2022) 

  • What would you name your boat if you had one?– Pass, I really don’t know.
    What will finally break the internet? – World War III
    If you had to change your name, what would your new name be, and why would you choose that name? – Tricky, I like my name and have never considered changing it. I like the names Natalie and Kathleen. I once thought that if I had daughters, I might use those names but as I didn’t maybe I’d keep them for myself.
    What are some things that sound like compliments but are actually insults? Sorry, can’t think of any good ones at the moment. It is 1:30am.
    If you could know the absolute and total truth to one question, what question would you ask? What happens after we die?
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Marilyn (4-5-2022)  How many bloggers are trying to balance the likelihood that WordPress will hike prices against the near certainty that their computers are ready to roll over and die?

My main computer is only two years old but my laptop is 6 years old going on dead. WP will certainly hike their prices again and next year as I’m now on a legacy plan I will have to find the money to keep them going and keep all my photos and posts. Our doll blog will be turning 10 and I like to think that it is a resource for fellow collectors. I might have to (gasp) monetize to keep it going.
Cyranny of Cyranny’s Cove (4-28-2022 – from her amazing “Cyranny’s Quickie” series)   What’s the most impressive, or oddest thing you’ve ever fixed with duct tape (or something similar)?

My mother was the queen of fixing things with tape and/or string. Not duct tape, just the regular kind. I’m not a big fan of that type of repair unless it is very temporary.



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 World. You & Jim were the early birds to responding today. I’m sorry it was so very early for you though. My goodness. I’d have been falling off my chair asleep if I tried that now. 🙂 You did great answering the multitude of questions. Now answer me a question? What’s a McOz? I’m a Yank y’know. Have a great week!

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    • Hi Melanie, Naomi and I often sit up late so I usually check to see if SYW has dropped before I go to bed. If the questions appeal and I’m not too sleepy I often answer them right away. If I don’t get to the computer then it will be the next morning.
      A McOz is a burger that McDonalds do occasionally as a promotional item. They used to be part of the regular menu. It is a burger patty with cheese, lettuce, onion, tomato and beetroot, ketchup and mustard. It is the closest to the kind that is sold in fish and chip shops. I once had an American penfriend who could not believe Australians put beetroot on burgers but we do. In NZ Macca’s did the same burger but including an egg. It was called a Kiwi burger. I’d have called it a hamburger with the lot. Delicious.


  2. Good answers and creative. A lot of people don’t really say anything in their answers, so I was counting on you! I think this is why I don’t answer all those “questions” challenges. I feel I should REALLY answer the questions, so I really answer them and it takes me a very long time — unless they are just yes/no answers.

    My computer really WAS on death’s door and I’d gotten so used to its issues, I had realized how many things were wrong with it — and how many things used to work, but no longer did. It was a revelation getting something that works AND doesn’t weigh like a bowling ball. You have two computers, so you don’t have stress about it. I have another computer, but I don’t use it much and it hasn’t got the oomph to handle Photoshop. It’s strictly a travel computer. Now, with this one, it’s just a backup because if you really depend on a computer, it’s good to have another one, just in case!

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  3. I only do question challenges if I feel I have something to say, a story to tell or at least a funny comment. If the questions don’t interest me, I skip. There are so many Q&A’s on WordPress and I don’t want to be doing them every day but I like SYW. It’s the first Q&A challenge I joined in when I started blogging.
    I was so happy that my laptop recovered from its tea bath but it is really slow to boot up now and at six years I don’t know that it is worth having it looked at. It’s quite a heavy laptop because when I got it I visualised a time when I might not have a desktop computer and it might have to be my main one. That didn’t happen as I did buy another desktop. Now I need to decide what I would like to replace the laptop with. Something similar, a smaller lighter one or maybe even a tablet. I want something I can travel with. Naomi just bought a new tablet and that is very good but I don’t think I could upload from my camera onto it and I would want to do that. I might have to look at one of these combinations, laptop, tablet things. Money is an issue as always but as with cameras you always need a spare.


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