Share Your World 2022: 29 August

Here we are at the end of another month and for us in Australia, the end of winter is near. Di is doing a great job standing in for Melanie while she takes some time off. Here are the questions.


1.  Which of the following could you do without? TV, Computer, Mobile Phone.

I don’t even have to think about this one. Mobile Phone. I hate them. Unfortunately, it is getting harder to do without one as more and more website insist on two step verification using a code which they will only text you. Everything is done with an app these days. I much prefer to use my PC or laptop for tasks.

2.  Do you have a lot of old photographs in a box, or did you put them in albums?

Both. I have many photo albums from when I was younger and more recent ones I made when I started scrapbooking. However as both David and I took a lot of photos I have forty years’ worth of photos and slides in boxes waiting to go into albums or onto the computer. One day it might happen.

Scrapbook page about Cindy.

3.  What was the first thing you bought for yourself when you started work?

When I was a teenager, it was probably a record album. I don’t remember. When I went back to work aged 30 the first thing that I bought for myself was a camera. A secondhand Pentax MG film camera. I used it for years.

4.  What is the biggest thing you have bought that did not require finance?

This house. I bought it with the proceeds from the sale of my previous home and some money I had in savings.

Our new house, photo by Naomi


Spring is coming. Flowers are starting to bloom. I can’t wait to see the tulips next month. We bought some new roses and if we can make sure that the possums and pademelons don’t eat them, we might get some nice flowers this summer.



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. The house is so pretty! I’m glad I put all those photos into albums. My mother had boxes and boxes of photos and at some point, I think they went to my brother and probably after he died, they were trashed. I decided I’d at least give my old photos some dignity while I was a live. I doubt anyone will want them when I’m gone, but at least least they can be looked it if someone wanted to do that.

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    • I’m the same. I doubt anyone will want most of our photos. We tended to take pictures of places, events and things rather than people so they probably won’t mean a lot to anyone. But as long as I am around I’ll keep at least the good ones.

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    • To be fair it was my third house. We were lucky to pay off our first home and when we sold it to come to Tasmania houses were cheap here so we were able to buy it outright. It wasn’t a mansion but I did love that house.

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