Fandango’s Provocative Question #67:

As a blogger, when it comes to your blog, what makes you tick?

I’ve written before about how I started to blog but not so much what I get out of it.

I guess the short answer is that I enjoy the opportunity of sharing my thoughts and opinions with others. I particularly enjoy sharing my passions and blogging really is a great way to do that.

Although this blog is a general blog with no set agenda, one of the reasons I started it was to share my favourite photos, particularly pictures taken here in Tasmania. I love my adopted home state and I think it is beautiful. I also know that many people overseas don’t know a lot about Australia and in particular Tasmania. Some people are not sure whether it is even part of Australia. Tourists (remember them?) usually plan to visit the large cities, Sydney and Melbourne and places like Uluru, the Great Barrier Reef etc. Not so many find their way to Tasmania. If somebody learns a little more about Tasmania from reading this blog then I’m happy.

The Huon River at Franklin.

I spend a lot of time working on our doll blog. I don’t know many doll collectors personally and I am not often able to get to doll shows. Having this blog is the way that I can reach out to other collectors. I get enjoyment from sharing photos and information with them. Sharing information is a big part of why I started the blog. I want to help to preserve the knowledge that could be lost when my generation of collectors is gone. I also hope that doll blogs such as ours will be a resource and inspiration to collectors in the future. It is important to me that doll collecting should continue to be a popular hobby. It makes me sad when I hear of younger people throwing away dolls that belonged to their parents or grandparents because they don’t care about them. I want people to care.

Since Covid 19 came along and disrupted all our lives I also like to think that posting pretty pictures of dolls gives our readers a lift. I know it works for me.

To sum it up I guess that what makes me tick as a blogger is the need to educate others about the subjects that are important to me.


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.


  1. We are the kind of people who avoid most big cities (unless there’s a lot of history there) and head for the green spaces. I didn’t actually know Tasmania was part of Australia. I thought it was part of New Zealand. Mostly, aside from rooting for the Tasmanian Devil, Tasmania was not on my mind much. But because of you, it is. You’ve changed my world.

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