Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Musical Chairs

Musical Chairs

Looking ahead to this topic last week I was wondering how this challenge was supposed to work. I don’t see a lot of people playing musical chairs these days, except perhaps Australian politicians who always seem to be swapping chairs amongst themselves as one or another wants to be PM. However, I do have pictures of musical instruments and musicians and I do have pictures of chairs so I’m good to go.


A musician from one of the brass bands that takes part in the Hobart Christmas Parade.

image brass instrument

Some might say that the sound of bagpipes is not very musical but when they are  played well I think they are.

Police Pipe Band -not everyone likes bagpipes but I do.
Police Pipe Band, not everyone likes bagpipes but I do.

Many years ago I went to see Split Enz in concert and sneaked in a camera to take some photos. I went unnoticed by security because I did not use a flash, just the fastest film that I could find. David explained to me the concept of “pushing” film when it was developed so when I took it to the shop to be processed I asked for that to be done and obtained several photos that I still look at and can’t believe they are mine. This is one that I scanned and tidied up a bit. In this photo Neil  Finn and the late Paul Hester who was the drummer for Split Enz at the time are performing together. They later went on to form Crowded House.  This photo would date from about 1980.

Neil Finn, right, and the late Paul Hester
Neil Finn, right, and the late Paul Hester


The Big Red Chair at Brooke St Pier.

Red Chair
I found this chair in a waiting area at Brooke St Pier.

These teddies were playing musical chairs but they cheated and all sat down on the last one. Chair and teddies both belong to Naomi, photographed at her house some years ago now.

Teddies on a chair
Teddies on a chair

Musical chairs on the bus but the passengers were removed instead of the chairs.

Seats on a vintage bus
Seats on a vintage bus


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 WordPress.com 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.


    • I have about four from that concert that came out very well and a couple more that were passable. They were my favourite band at that time. I think they had just released “Time and Tide” when I went to that concert.

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