Security: Be it ever so humble

 House  March 2017

My home is my castle, it is the place that I feel safe and happy. I love to travel but I could not live out of a suitcase. I like knowing that eventually I will come home to sleep in my own bed with my favourite things around me.

I enjoy being out and about and mixing with other people but I look forward to coming home where I can put my feet up and just enjoy some down time.

Some people buy and sell homes for fun or profit. They don’t put down roots. I do.

Others will risk their home for the sake of another dream. I couldn’t do that.

Many people today may never know the joy of owning a home of their own. I feel sad for them.

I might not have a lot of money and my home is no mansion but as long as I have it I know that I will be OK.



via Photo Challenge: Security



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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