A Photo A Week Challenge: Christmas Memories

Images of Christmas Past

I don’t have a lot of my old Christmas photos available at present as I haven’t remembered where I packed the hard drive with my photo archive on it yet. However, I have posted a few Christmas photos on the blog each year so they will do. This first one is an ornament sent to me by an American penfriend way back in 1985. It still comes out every Christmas.

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This little ornament was sent to me by a penfriend and has been part of my Christmas decorating ever since I got it.

My friend Karen and her family always put on a huge Christmas lights display in their front garden. This was from 2017.

Christmas decorations outside my friend Karen’s house 2017

This is the weekend I would normally be putting up the Christmas tree but this year we did it early. Here is my tree from 2015.

My Christmas Tree 2015

Polly’s first Christmas. She had just turned a year old and was fascinated by the tree. She even managed to find her own present.

Polly can’t wait to open her presents.2014

Cindy in 2012 with a Christmas toy.

Christmas Day 2012 with a new toy.

The Geeveston Christmas Parade run by the local volunteer fire brigade. We can’t forget our “firies” at Christmas, many of them won’t get to spend it with their families.

A local firefighter having a bit of fun at Christmas.


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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