30 Days, 30 Songs: (26)


I’ve been AWOL from this challenge for a week or so. I’ve been having something of a writing slump and not getting much done but I wanted to share a couple more favourites before the end of the challenge.

Another great Australian band whose greatest hits were made when I was in my twenties and thirties was INXS. They are another band that it’s very hard to choose a favourite song for. This one is right from the beginning of their career. They were so young and the clip looks so basic compared to later ones but it’s a great song.

When I was working there was many a morning when the first song I heard was Original Sin blasting out of the clock radio on the bedside table. You had to jump out of bed and start the day when you heard that. You don’t lie in bed relaxing to INXS, you have to get up and move.


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.

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