Share Your World 2023: 8 May

 Do you feel comfortable walking in your neighbourhood at night?

Yes, I don’t see very well in the dark but the streets here are better lit than where I used to live. I worry more about falling over in the dark than I do about unsavoury people. This is a very quiet neighbourhood. I always felt safe in Geeveston but I lived on the main road and it wasn’t lit and there was no footpath, so I would never walk anywhere after dark. In fact I wouldn’t even walk down my driveway after dark if I could avoid it because I couldn’t see where I was going.

 When you shop for day to day things, do you pay by cash or card?

These days I use my debit card a lot more. Most stores will accept cards even for small purchases now so it saves carrying a lot of cash around. I do like to have some cash in my purse though because if I go to a market or something like that they may not take cards although I’m finding more and more vendors have these little wireless card readers. There are ATM’s in Wynyard and I try to remember to top up with cash when I’m there in case I need it. I do have a credit card that I use for grocery shopping and if I’m buying food I will use that. I put the money on my account every fortnight.

 When was the last time you dressed up for a special occasion?

Oh gosh, I hardly ever dress up now. Even to go out for our Christmas meal with the other volunteers from the visitor centre I don’t really dress up a lot. Good pants and a nice top instead of jeans is about as dressy as I get. The last time I dressed up a bit more was probably on our last cruise. That was in 2018! I don’t like wearing stockings and heels so I really don’t wear dresses and skirts any more.

  Have you ever lied about your age?

No. I’m not ashamed of my age. Why should I be? I never lied to say I was older when I was a teen either. I was content to wait until I was of age to go to adult venues etc.


I’ve said this before but I do enjoy watching the local wildlife. As we are next to a National Park there is a lot of it. Both Naomi and I love to watch the possums that visit our garden every night. We have big gum trees that they like although we often see them on the palm trees as well. Mostly we see Brushtail possums which can grow quite large but occasionally we see the smaller Ringtail Possums. I saw one of those last night. We also have Pademelons which are small wallabies and Potoroos. I think a couple of Pademelons might be living in our garden because they are out there every night. I think we’re very lucky to live in a place like this with so much wildlife and so many birds.

Brushtail Possum


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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