Share Your World 2022: 3 October

It’s October and Melanie has chosen a spooky theme for the questions this week. Halloween is not such a big thing in Australia. Of course the stores promote it and many neighbourhoods set up safe trick or treating for kids but it’s not like in the USA, the way we see it on TV.


Favourite horror or Halloween-themed song?  Or a song you rarely hear except around a holiday.

“The Monster Mash” is always good fun but although I wouldn’t really call it horror/Halloween themed my favourite is probably “The Time Warp” from the Rocky Horror Picture Show

Do you ever see figures in your peripheral vision?

No, not really.

Which urban legend scares you the most? (most countries have such stories – share yours if you would like to)

I don’t know about urban legends but there is a station in the Sydney CBD which has some unused tunnels and they were used as the set for a horror movie called “The Tunnel”. The station is an old style station, a bit like the London Underground in some ways. Naomi and I have been there and when we think of that movie we don’t fancy being there late at night.

The Tunnel was filmed here in 2011. A film crew goes underground to investigate why homeless folk are going missing. The plot involves an emaciated humanoid, a monster in the lake and plenty of blood. The budget was $36,000 but it only grossed $1348. A box office bomb.

St James station platform. Sydney

You’re home alone but you hear footsteps in your house, what do you do?

If it’s night and I’m in bed I’m putting the covers over my head!


What is your favourite season?

That’s a tough one. It’s either spring or autumn. Right now it’s spring here and I’m loving all the spring bulbs especially the daffodils we had right at the beginning and now the tulips. However, I really love autumn in Tasmania. We have a proper autumn here , not like South Australia where summer seems to extend into winter. I really can’t pick.



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. Every now and again I see one of the movies that completely bombed and it turns out to be a pretty decent little movie that the studio didn’t think was worth publicizing. I gather this was not one of those movies?


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