Photo Challenge: Local

Although I actually live just outside the town, Geeveston, Tasmania has been my home for nearly fifteen years.

I love Church Street, the main street which has wooden sculptures and interesting shop windows. This week our town has been featured on television as the location of a new Australian comedy show and I’m very proud to see it shown off this way.

However, what makes this town special is the community itself. I’ve experienced kindness from the first day that we arrived. People look out for each other and newcomers are made welcome.

The wood carvings in the main street and elsewhere around town are of local people, not necessarily famous ones but people who made their mark on the town, a doctor,  a chemist, a policeman, a blacksmith. I think that says something about what kind of town Geeveston is. This town has my heart and always will.


via Photo Challenge: Local


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. It’s true, it’s not just about the appereance of a place, but also about the community. I am glad you live in a friendly place. That’s my city can’t score, people are so grumpy here, I preferred Reinfeld, much more friendly community. But I think small towns score better because it’s less anonym.


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