Fandango’s Provocative Question #62

What activities have you cut from your life since this pandemic started that you DON’T really miss?

Most of my outside activities have been pretty limited for the past few months anyway. It’s almost as if I’ve been in training for isolation. In some ways this would have been a lot harder if I’d still been in the Huon Valley where I had a more active social life. I will miss going to markets, going out for lunch or afternoon tea and our expeditions to second hand shops.

However, this question is about what I don’t miss. I was just about to start volunteering again after not doing any since the end of October. I guess I feel neutral about that. I would have enjoyed working at the Visitor Centre at Wynyard but as I had only been once I don’t really know anyone yet. I won’t really miss not going because with so many things closed down there would not have been a lot to do and I would have had to hang around Wynyard after my shift waiting for a ride home. The local council, who run the visitor centre decided to keep it open with paid council employees for now but I would not be surprised if it is closed completely before long. So no, I don’t really miss that.

About once a month I am supposed to visit my Job Search Provider in Burnie I am not certain yet if I will be required to next week or if they will change it to a phone appointment. Usually when I go to Burnie I make an outing of it, do some shopping or take my camera take some photos around the CBD and have lunch at a cafe. As I can’t really do the fun parts of the outing I won’t really miss going. Getting a ride from here to Wynyard and getting on a bus for the 30 minute trip to Burnie just for a 15 minute appointment and then having to come all the way home again without doing anything else is just a nuisance and I certainly won’t miss it if I don’t have to go.

Burnie Tasmania

Apart from that I’d say that so far, apart from the difficulty of getting groceries, my life has not changed that much.



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. 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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