image Vitamin D

It was a wild old weekend here in the Huon Valley, wild winds, lashings of rain and temperatures hovering around eight degrees celsius. This afternoon the sun came out for a while so Polly, Cindy and I went out to enjoy it in the back garden. Polly is only allowed outside when one of us is with her and she usually doesn’t stay out long but Cindy was happy to potter around while I snapped a few pictures. I took this photo of jonquils which have just started to flower. I know the daffodils will be along soon.

All too soon the temperature dropped and the clouds came over again so we went back inside but at least we got our daily dose of vitamin D.

The first spring flowers in our garden.
The first spring flowers in our garden.


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. My current housemates are Cindy, my 14-year-old Staffy-Lab X dog and Polly the world's most unsociable cat who is seven.

One comment

  1. Funny weather! We have some here in Virginia too – – many days of overcast, dark clouds and drizzly rain. But it’s summertime and the sun is still expected to shine any day now. 🙂


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