Share Your World 2023: 20 March

Di is our host for Share Your World where we answer three or four questions every Monday.

Here are the questions for this week:

1.   Do you use an ‘air freshener’ in your home/car/office? (solid, gel, spray, pot pourri, etc)

Not all the time. Sometimes I do. I know that the house probably smells a bit “doggy” because our pets live inside but most of the time we don’t really notice it. On nice days I’ll open the door and let some fresh air in or run the fan component of the heat pump to circulate some fresh air. I have spray air fresheners I can use if I want to do a bit more. When I was trying to sell my old house I often used to burn scented candles to make it smell better.

2.   How often do you clean the oven or microwave?

I don’t really have a schedule for it. I clean the microwave fairly regularly but the oven not so often. My oven is only a few months old and I don’t use it as much as the microwave. I was just thinking when I used it today that I should give it a clean before it gets too bad.

3.   Do you use a fabric conditioner in your laundry and/or fragranced tumble drier sheets?

No. The main thing that I use fabric conditioner for is conditioning doll hair. I have read that using fabric softener can make towels and tea towels less absorbent so I prefer not to use it. I have got drier sheets but I don’t use them in the dryer. I bought them to clean the oven shelves so I guess I will be wanting them soon.

Slate patterned vinyl is a big improvement.

4.   If you have the choice, do you prefer to get your laundry dry outside on a line or use a tumble drier?

I prefer to dry the laundry out of doors as I think that hanging things outside makes them smell fresher. It also saves me money. I do have a dryer. Geeveston was a very wet town in winter and it would have been impossible to get things dry without it sometimes so we bought a dryer for those wet weeks. However, if the weather is dry the washing goes outside. I do admit that I like finishing the towels off in the dryer as they come out nice and soft.


I thought I would do something different this week and post a meme.



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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