Share Your World 2023: 13 February

It’s Monday again and our host Di has provided us with a new set of Share Your World questions to ponder.

Three of this week’s questions have been provided by Marla

Thank you Marla!

These are hard questions for me. I don’t have that kind of imagination so for questions two and three I used random name generators from the internet.

If you could rename yourself, what name would you choose and why?

I have not really thought about renaming myself. I like my name, it’s unusual, well it is unusual here anyway. I’ve never met another Vanda in my life. I wouldn’t change my last name either. I did that once, when I got married. If I changed it again I’d probably keep forgetting what the new one was. I don’t want to change it back to what it was either. My current name is who I am.

If you were tasked with naming a new star, what would you name it and why?

Are we talking about stars in the sky? Most of the names the computer came up with were unpronounceable. I am going with Flef because it is easy.

If you were a story/comic book hero, what would your name be and why?

I had no idea what to choose for this so I used a random name generator and based on my prompts it came up with Vanita Valle. Why? Well I wanted an alliterative name that started and ended with the same letters as my own name.

If animals could talk, which would be the rudest?

I’d say camels. I have heard they are very bad tempered.

Photo by Frans van Heerden on


I’ve spent the past three days in Hobart and I am grateful that this time nothing happened to prevent me from going. I’m also grateful to my friends Ally and Matt for the nice dinner they gave me on Saturday and that the weather remained good throughout the weekend.

James Craig


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.


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