Share Your World 2022: 19 December

It’s the week before Christmas and Di has posted the questions for Share Your World.

Here are this week’s questions:

1.  How organised are you in either your working or private life?

Not as organised as I used to be when I had things to do and places to go.

2. Do you remember family birthdays or anniversaries and send cards?

I used to always send cards for birthdays and Christmas especially the latter. I used to receive a lot too. But gradually people seem to have stopped sending cards so in the end I stopped too. I used to enjoy the tradition. I liked going to the Charity Card Shop to pick out cards for friends and family. I can’t do that now, there isn’t one here and even getting to the post office has to be planned. So it’s easier to send eCards and I do that except for the two or three people who always send a real card to me. I admit that I don’t always remember birthdays now. I remember them beforehand but then I forget to buy a card and it’s too late.

3.  If you see something in a shop that is an extravagance but you can afford it, do you buy it?

Not as often as I should. Mum always used to say “If you are really meant to have it then it will be there when you come back.” I’m here to tell you that is not true. If you see something and you like it but decide to think about it and come back later it is almost guaranteed not to be there. So if I can afford to buy something I want I ought to do it but I don’t always because I have to justify it to myself.

4.  Are you looking forward to the New Year?

Not really. We don’t really do anything for New Year’s Eve and haven’t for years. We do sit up. I wouldn’t go to bed before midnight on New Year’s Eve. As for am I looking forward to 2023 I can’t say I am. I thought 2020 would be better than 2019, it wasn’t. I thought 2021 would be better than 2020 and it wasn’t really. This year has not been amazing. I lost Cindy, Polly hasn’t been well. I got Covid, I haven’t been anywhere. I’m not going to get excited about next year. I’ll just wait and see what happens.

Photo by Damir Mijailovic on

What simple thing warms your heart? I love to hear the laughter of young children.
It’s so genuine and unrehearsed.

Random acts of kindness. When I hear about people going out of their way to help a stranger that always warms my heart.



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. Nice post. We used to see something we liked but decide against it, then next time it wasn’t there, so depending on what it is, if we see something and it is useful or needed, then we’ll probably buy it. We bought a couple of anoraks with detachable inner vests and were glad we did as we got 65% off. They were back to full price the next time we saw them.
    Thanks for joining in this week.

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  2. Not buying something you really like when you can is like planning to come back another day to take the photograph. The pictures won’t be there nor will the item be available. I rarely regret what I’ve done, but frequently regret what I should have done.

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