image Snapshot Sunday: Decorating

As I mentioned earlier this past week I’ve been too busy painting, varnishing and moving furniture in and out of my living rooms to take a lot of photos. Today I plan to take it easy and clean the ornaments from my china cabinet before putting them back where they belong. Today’s photo is a “Before and After” taken after new carpets were laid on Friday. The china cabinet seen in the first photo is now on the other side of the room. The big fan may have to be packed away  for now as I don’t want to put too many holes in the wall hanging things but it will return. My main aim with this redecorating has been to make the rooms look bigger and cleaner but still feel like my home. I think it has worked.


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. I was there yesterday and it does have a nice fresh airy feel. I didn’t feel as if I was in a stranger’s home and we had a very nice day doing our hobbies and having lunch together.

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