Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Inside Your Home

Be It Ever So Humble

After nearly 11 months in this house it is still a jumble of things awaiting permanent homes and boxes waiting to be unpacked. I don’t anticipate us being completely sorted out till next year when Naomi moves here for good. In the meantime here are some of my favourite things around the upstairs part of the house which is where I spend most of my time.

Dolls and other treasures

The upstairs kitchen is where I cook. We have another kitchen downstairs where Naomi’s stuff will go.

Zygocactus and other plants
I love our pantry

This small area around the stairs has become my “office”. We put an old bedspread over the stair rails to stop the pets from sticking their heads through the bars.

I haven’t yet got all my treasures out as the movers kindly lost one of the legs of my buffet cabinet and I need to replace it but I do have a few of them in the living room. There is another living area downstairs too where we will put Naomi’s furniture and eventually a new TV and recliners.



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. I keep missing these challenges. I’ve still got stuff in crates in my basement that have been there for 20 years. My father used to say that anything you didn’t unpack in the first 3 days would NEVER get unpacked. He had a point.

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    • I’ve heard people say that and I’m sure it is true for some things but I fully intend to have the rest of my knick knacks out and my dolls on display before the end of next year.


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