Share Your World 2023: 2 January

Well here we are with a new year and a new set of SYW questions provided by our host Di.

Here are the first SYW questions for 2023:

 Did you stay up to see the New Year in?

Yes, we always do. I wouldn’t dream of going to bed before midnight on New Years Eve. We stayed at home, had some nibbles and played Scattergories until about 11:30 pm then just waited for midnight. It’s not unusual for us to sit up. We’re rarely in bed before 1am anyway.

 Are there any special occasions or events coming up in 2023 for you or your family?

Naomi and I are both looking forward to some travelling this year. I’m going to Hobart for a few days next month to visit the Australian Wooden Boat Festival, in March we’ll go to the Devonport Motor Show. Naomi is thinking of entering her car but we’ll go regardless of whether she does or not. In April she will be off on another big overseas trip to New York and the UK and in November I’ll be going on a cruise to New Zealand. We hope to get to some other hobby related events here in Tasmania too, doll shows, car shows and model train shows.

 Do you keep a diary?

I have just started one! I wrote about it in my previous post. A five year journal. I will be 70 when I finish it!

 How did yesterday differ from January 1st 2022 or was there no difference?

I don’t remember what we did on January 1st 2022. This is why I need a diary I guess. I don’t think we did anything special. During the New Year holiday weekend we did take a drive to Waratah which I wrote about in this post. I need to read the blog to remember what I did sometimes. Yesterday we stayed home and had a lazy day around the house. Naomi worked on art projects and I wrote blog posts and cleaned a few dolls.


Well, we made it through another year in reasonable health. Naomi is so much better now than she was a year ago that you wouldn’t think she’d ever been sick. We have got a few necessary jobs done around the house although there is still a lot to go. We’ve visited some beautiful and interesting places and we have the pleasure of having wildlife right on our doorstep.



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. How lovely to have wildlife on your doorstep! Lovely photo. Is it a type of possum? Great that you’re keeping a diary. It certainly helps the memory. When I read what I did in a day fifteen or more years ago, I am quite impressed with my former self!

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    • Yes, we get a lot of Brushtail Possums in our garden as well as Pademelons, a type of small wallaby and potoroos, another small marsupial. One night Naomi spotted another type of small possum. We think it may be a Pygmy Possum but she didn’t get a photo to compare. The other type of possum here which we haven’t seen yet is the Ringtail.

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