Share Your World 2022: 1August

Belated birthday wishes to all the horses


Do you ever feel more excited about getting the package in the mail, rather than the item that’s in it?

I love getting packages. I buy a lot of things online, doll stuff, clothing and footwear, household, pet items and more. I’m always happy when I am notified that there is a package waiting or me at our local shop where we pick up our mail. Sometimes though, actually opening them is an anti climax. I’m glad to get worm tablets for Polly but it’s not exactly exciting.

What is the difference between your ideal self and your real self?  (i.e. what attribute or physical feature would allow you feel the ideal ‘you’?)

My ideal self is more motivated to get things done, more decisive and more confident.

If you found $2,000 on the ground and there were no witnesses, what would you do with it?

For me that is a lot of money. I would feel very tempted to keep it I won’t lie. But I think that I would feel obligated to hand it in to the police, especially if there were some ID with it. That could be someone’s whole savings.

I don’t have many of the large sized notes in my purse 🙂

If I found a random banknote on the ground I would be more likely to keep it. Twice in my life I’ve seen this happen. Once I was with mum, we were at Adelaide’s Central Market. Mum was on a pension and she was having a tough week. We had been talking about some upcoming bills she had to find the money for. As we walked through the fish market we saw something on the ground. It was two fifty dollar notes. It was as if it had been sent to help us. The second time I was with Naomi. It was the 1980s and we were on our way to a pub to see a band. Neither of us had much money so it was going to be a cheap night out. We were going on the bus but ended up getting off a stop early because there was an annoying passenger. As we walked the rest of the way to the pub we noticed something brightly coloured lying on the ground. It was a fifty dollar note. We had a great night out as it paid for our admission a couple of drinks (we don’t drink much) and Naomi bought a T-Shirt.

Are you ever morally obliged to take action? Under what circumstances?

I think everyone would have their own take on this, at least on the circumstances. I would feel morally obliged to report a crime if I saw one even if it were after the event. If I saw someone being hurt or abused I would want to take action but I am afraid that I am too much of a coward to directly confront anyone.

Please feel free to share how last week went for you.   Bright or not so bright spots?

Last week was a pretty normal week for us. The weather was pretty cold by our standards with a few nights when the temperature dropped to near freezing. I did my usual volunteer day at the visitor centre. I always enjoy that. There are not many tourists around at present so it’s nice when someone comes in looking for information and I can help them. The rest of the time I was at home doing the usual things, chores and blogging. The first jonquils are flowering and we had night time visits from numerous possums.

Jonquils 2019


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. I’m sure Polly appreciates being worm-free, and just getting a package in the mail might be the best bit. After it is opened there’s no mystery about it and I can see where worm pills might take a bit of shine off that! 😉 I say that “found” money (like your two examples) is indeed ‘finders keepers”. $2,000 though. It shows an honest character (IMO) to turn that in (although most folks I know would do just that). I just might be too tempted because it would help pay off my credit card! I have to wonder how much sleep would be lost over keeping it versus letting the cops handle it. An ID of some sort would be very helpful! Those jonquils are gorgeous and I’m envious of your coming Spring. You-know-what is on its way over here, although with 100+ temperatures most of last week, you’d never guess. It looks like rain today and I’m hopeful it delivers on the promise! Have a great week! 🙂

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  2. Ah. Spring has come to your part of the world! We are having the kind of summer a lot of Australia had last year, but so far without the fires — at least not locally. Plenty of fires out west. This has been a scary summer. I think I was happier when I didn’t know what was really going on. I didn’t worry as much.

    Happy spring!

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