Blogiversary #2

It was on May 30th 2013 that I wrote my first post on this blog. I’d started my doll blog about a month before when I decided that I wanted to write off topic and so “My Other Blog” was born. Two years down the track blogging has become one of my favourite things to do. My day always starts with drinking coffee and reading and replying to comments on both of my blogs. As I live in a different time zone from many of you I know that my blogs will often be read when I am asleep but I try to get back to you promptly. After I have done that I like to read any new posts from the blogs that I follow although if there are a lot I sometimes have to skip through and just read a few saving the rest for later. If I didn’t I’d never get anything done around the house. It is nice to feel part of a community though. I feel that I know many of you, your families and  your pets.

I have come to really enjoy taking part in blogging challenges especially the photographic ones set by Cee Neuner and others that I occasionally join in. I think that they have given purpose to my photography and I love to see the way that others interpret the challenges too. These days I take photographs of things that I wouldn’t have thought of taking before.


A recent shot I  took for Cee's Which Way Photo Challenge
A recent shot I took for Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge

When I first started to blog I did the Daily Prompt a lot. This was good practice in writing something every day but after a while I found that I didn’t really want to write about the subject of the prompts that much any more. My goal is still to get to a point where I post something every day. I’m not quite there yet but thanks to the various challenges I enter I am probably here in the blogosphere three or four days a week on this blog and once or twice a week on Dolls, Dolls, Dolls. I think that is not too bad.

I have also tried to feature stories about places in Tasmania more. I love living here and I want to share the things I love about it with others. As it is a small state I feel that people overseas may not know as much about Hobart or other places in Tasmania as they do about the large cities, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or places like the Gold Coast or Uluru (Ayers Rock).  Tourism is important to the economy of our state and I like to think I’m doing my bit to help promote our special places.

image boats on Huon river
The tranquility of the Huon River at Franklin

Thank you to all my fellow bloggers who have stopped by to read, comment or like my posts. Knowing that someone out there is reading them means a lot to me.





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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