Share Your World 2022: 16 May

Here we are world sharing again. It’s nearly 1am here but the power will be out for most of the day Tuesday while power poles are replaced. That means no computer and no internet for several hours. It also means no heating, cooking, doing the laundry or even taking a shower unless I do it before 8:30 am as when the power goes out the water pump goes off too. I’m more or less prepared. I’ve filled containers with water, including a bucket for the toilet. I washed and vacuumed already so won’t have to do it. I can have a sandwich for lunch but no hot drink unfortunately. So if I get this post done now I won’t be worrying about when I’ll do that either.


Do you become discouraged by the annual “Blogging Ennui” phenomenon that comes around every year?    (it’s early this year IMO) (blogging ennui means (to me) a distinct slow down in writing and participation, which lasts an indefinite period of time).

I hadn’t found that it comes at a set time of year for me. Sometimes I’m just dry of ideas, especially if I can’t get out and take photos. I don’t really become discouraged as much as frustrated because I want to post and I’m not getting any ideas.

If you were in a room filled with you and your doppelganger (someone who looks exactly like you do.  Supposedly everyone has at least one out there in the world)  and 2 billion dollars, what would you do?   What do you think your doppelganger would do?

OK first of all I’m visualising a room full of people exactly like me. You did say the room was filled so it must be more than one doppelganger unless it’s a very tiny room. My first reaction would be “Get me out of here.” That is too creepy.

If I had 2 billion dollars on me I should go to the bank. However, I wouldn’t be worried that other me would steal it. As to what I would do, fix everything that needed fixing around the house. Put enough aside to take care of my remaining years in the style that I would like to be accustomed to. (That doesn’t mean a mansion, a fancy car and designer clothes. I just want to be comfortable and have a nice holiday every year.) Next I would make donations to various causes that I care about, animals, homeless people, social justice, climate change and I’d update my Will. I assume that my doppelganger, being just like me, would do the same. OK maybe she only looks like me and she’d spend all the money on herself. I really don’t know.

Photo by Karolina Grabowska on

A building is burning. You have time to either save a child trapped inside or a valuable painting which you would then sell, using the money to save 20 children from starvation. What would you do and why?

Well, let’s assume that I am brave enough and physically fit enough to run back inside. If I’m going to do that at all I’m saving the child. I’d always choose a living creature, human or animal over something that was just worth money.

Why? Because the child is there. This is something I can do now. If I went in and took a painting and left the child to die I feel that would be immoral even if I was going to use the money to help others. I don’t know if this is my house or not. If it isn’t it is not my painting to sell anyway.

This is another version of The Trolley Problem I think.

Photo by imustbedead on

What’s your opinion of yams or sweet potatoes?

I haven’t ever eaten either so I have no opinion. I like regular potatoes.


Animal friendships make me smile.

Polly frequently gave Cindy a wash..


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. I found the whole doppelganger thing pretty creepy having nothing at all to do with money. But if someone is going to dump a couple of billion dollars our way, soon would be great! VERY soon, please!

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  2. Thanks Vanda for Sharing Your World! Very sensible and well thought out answers! The burning building answer was great and shows (to me anyway) that you are truly a kind spirit! I dearly love that photo of Polly and Cindy, it shows that loved animals who are secure can get along with one another regardless of species. You must miss her. 😥 Have a wonderful week!

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