Share Your World 2023: 20 February

It is Monday and time for Share Your World with our host Di of Pensitivity101.

Here are your questions for this week based on your shopping habits:

  When food shopping, do you go with a list and stick to it, or buy on the hop?

I do most of my grocery shopping online so of course I make a list. If I run into the local supermarket to get a few things I always write a list although sometimes I leave it on the table and go without it. However, the act of writing it seems to help me remember. Mum taught me to always make a list when I shopped. She always did and it was good advice.

Photo by Kevin Malik on

  When clothes shopping, do you prefer to shop in a store or buy mail order?

I would actually prefer to shop in a store so that I can see the clothes. You can’t always be sure of colours or fit when you buy online. Mostly though I do shop online which is the modern equivalent of the old mail order catalogues. I have to because there is not a lot of choice locally. We do get mail order catalogues too and I have occasionally bought from them but mostly the clothing is not to my taste. Some of the fashions are good for a laugh though.

   Do you like shopping for shoes?

No. I hate it! I have never enjoyed shoe shopping.

Red shoes at the Op Shop

   Do you enjoy shopping alone or with friends/partner?

It depends. If it’s just a browsing trip I don’t mind going with someone. Normally I have to because the only way I can go to the shops is if Naomi takes me. Really I prefer to shop for clothes alone because I like to take my time browsing and comparing . Other items, craft items, books and so on I am happy to shop with Naomi.


I really enjoyed my trip to Hobart last week. I travelled there by coach and everything went smoothly. I stayed in an Airbnb, first time I’d done that and that was very good too. I also got to take lots of photos at the Wooden Boat Festival and visited a Cat Cafe. I’m so grateful I had the opportunity to do those things after being at home for so long.



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. Lovely post. Thanks for joining in Vanda. I hate shopping for shoes, and also trying clothes on in shops unless I have no choice and it’s for a special occasion like my niece’s wedding in 2017.
    Food shopping has become a chore and necessity rather than a pleasure. I hang my head at the cost of some items I would usually treat us too, but it is getting easier to leave them on the shelf.

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