Share Your World 2023: 27th February

It’s Share Your World day again with our host Di from Pensitivity 101:

Here are the questions this week:

 Did you attend Sunday School at your local church as a child?

No, I did not. I didn’t attend church as a child. Mum had been forced to go as a youngster and when she was older she chose not to attend so she was not strict about Naomi and I going either to church or to Sunday School.

 Did you attend after school classes ie. drama, sports, as a teenager?

My young years were spent avoiding any school related activities. I didn’t like sports, hated doing PE in school so I certainly wasn’t going to volunteer to do any afterwards. As for drama I was way too shy. My way of looking at it was that school had me from 9am to 3:45pm, after that, apart from homework (which I disapproved of but did it anyway) was my time to do the things that I wanted to do and that did not involve making a fool of myself in front of others or doing things that did not interest me. I didn’t want to do Brownies or Girl Guides either. I thought it sounded too much like school doing an organised activity. I was an unsociable child I guess.

 Did you go to evening classes after you had left school?

Not right away, actually not until a lot later and they weren’t evening classes but I did go to adult education classes in later life. I did a computer course when I was around forty to learn how to use Windows and later on when I was fifty I did a business administration course and a bookkeeping course.

 Do you now belong to any groups/meetings (ie WI, single (not dating), young Mums, slimming clubs, young wives,  Men’s hobbies )

Not now, I haven’t joined anything since moving to Sisters Beach because of the difficulty of getting around without any public transport. I do my weekly volunteer job every Thursday at the Visitor Centre at Wynyard. I really enjoy that. If I could get out more I might join University of the Third Age who meet in Wynyard. Otherwise my groups are all online.


Naomi and I had a very enjoyable weekend. On Saturday we went to a garage sale at a car club in Ulverstone. Naomi bought some nice English china tea cups and saucers for just a few dollars. The next day we went back again as the club was having a swap meet. We were hoping to see some old cars but there were not many there. There were a lot of people selling car and bike parts though. Naomi was lucky and found an old school case for $5 and a wooden crate full of antique bottles for $20 which was a fantastic bargain. We took Teddy and Toby with us and after leaving the swap meet we went to the Don River Railway and took the dogs on a steam train trip. They were very well behaved for their first train ride. Don Market was open too so we went and had some Devonshire Tea, scones, jam and cream.

I didn’t take any photos but we all had a great time.

On the platform


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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