Share Your World 2022: 14 November

Here are Di’s questions for the week.

1.   Does the weather affect your mood?

Sometimes it does. A long spell of dull, rainy weather can get me down at times. Too wet to go anywhere, too dark to take photos in the house. Hot weather makes me a lot more irritable than that though. I always felt tired and cross during the long heatwaves we used get in Adelaide. It’s worse there now so I’m glad we moved. However, mostly I find the weather affects me in a positive way. A sunny day makes me feel happy but being at home and hearing the rain on the roof can be pleasant. I feel cosy inside and content to be where I am.

Bus Stop in the rain.

2.   If a stranger smiles at you or says ‘good morning’ when they pass you in the street, do you return it?

Sometimes I’m taken by surprise and don’t react quickly enough but normally I would.

3.   If you had a choice of just one of these things to eat, what would it be and why?
Chocolate, a sweet pastry, a plate of chips/fries (this is not a forever choice, just one instance).

I’m glad this is not a forever choice because I might choose any of these. Right now I know there is half a box of Cadbury’s Roses in the pantry so I’d favour chocolate.

4.  If you could go back to when you were a specific age, what would that be? Why?

My thirties were a good decade. The year I was 33 we went on our big overseas trip. I was working for the railways in Adelaide which was the best job I ever had. I was over the worst of the shyness and lack of confidence of my teens and early twenties. Good times.

On the slopes of Ben Nevis pretending to be a mountain climber.1990


Naomi has just returned from a month long holiday cruising to Australia from Hawaii. She brought back with her the gift of Covid, which we think she got in Sydney not on the ship. I’m grateful that we’d both had the sense to get vaccinated and boosted because although we felt lousy for a day or two Covid was no worse than a bad cold for us. We’ve both tested negative now after a week so life can get back to normal.



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 keep testing negative and Garry seems to have gotten whatever I’ve got which was inevitable but ANNOYING. I think I’ve been sick enough often enough to figure I’ve served my time. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that. We’re due for a third booster, but not until I feel a lot better than I do at the moment. It never ends.

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    • It’s nearly impossible to avoid getting something from someone you live with I think even if you try to social distance. I was due for a booster but think I have to wait 3 months now before I can have it but should have built up some immunity anyway I hope. Hope you feel better soon, and Garry.

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