Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Books or Paper

Books & Paper

If there is one thing I never have to look for in my house it is books. Even though I got rid of quite a few books and packed others away in boxes I still have plenty  in the house. I do have a Kindle now which is handy for travel and reading in bed but I like real books. Here are just a few from my bookshelves that reflect some of my interests. Can you guess which of those three old books, all favourites, I have reread the most often?

Another thing that I have a lot of at the moment. I mean really a lot, is magazines. A friend who knows how much Naomi and I enjoy old stuff has brought over boxes and boxes of old magazines which will eventually go to the Op Shop but at the moment we are busy sorting them, reading them and putting by a few to keep.

The Australasian Post and Pix magazines were more general interest magazines and featured a lot of bikini girls.
Magazines from 1948, 1949 and 1955

I started to think of how many other things around the house are made of paper. Here are some paper objects from my recent birthday.

We use paper for writing, wrapping and for hobbies. I do a bit of scrapbooking.

a selection of scrapbooking papers

I like this old box even though it is a bit tatty.

an old cardboard box

So much paper! And where does a lot of it end up?

Where will it all end up?


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.


  1. Well there is recycling, craft projects, packaging, in the garden, shred for animal bedding (some places use shredded paper) I know it’s hard to use it all up. I think Tip Shops and Bargain Centres get more than they can use as far as mags and books go. It’s a shame really.

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    • It is a shame. I hate throwing magazines and books out but you are right places like op shops get too many to use and sometimes you have to cull the tatty ones to make room for new ones.

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