Snapshot Sunday:Mermaids

While my friend Phillip was staying with me we went to New Norfolk as it’s a good place to find antiques and collectables. My favourite place to visit there is the site of the old hospital buildings known as Willow Court. They are slowly being converted into cafes and shops and the site is home to a big antique centre. Walking around the grounds is great fun as you see all sorts of wrecked cars, junk and strange sculptures like these mermaids sat next to a pond. I guess they decided they needed a bit of sun. They are a far cry from “The Little Mermaid” or Barbie aren’t they?



I came to Australia with my mother and sister Vanda in 1966 from the UK aboard the Sitmar liner Castel Felice. We settled in South Australia I lived in the western suburbs of Adelaide for most of my life. I became very interested in retro items in my twenties. It was always a dream of mine to have an old house and fill it with retro items. I have done it twice now. My main interest is collecting old things. They do not have to be valuable, only interesting. There is something reassuring about old retro items. I have all sorts of things including doll related items. My other interests are my beautiful pets, art and going for drives to who knows where. I also enjoy board games or doing a scenic jig saw puzzle on a wintry afternoon by the fire. My goal is to travel a bit more as there are some places I would love to see

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