Share Your Desktop: November 2020

A New Challenge

I thought that it would be fun to join in a new challenge from Clare’s Cosmos. She invites us to share a photo of our desktop. At first I thought that meant my actual desktop. You don’t want to see that right now, half empty coffee mug, banana skin, Ken doll getting dye stain removal treatment. Then I realised she meant the image we have on our computer screen. Much better idea.

I have a desktop and a laptop and I like to have a photo of something I like on both my lock screen and home screen. For a desktop background I generally choose something that is not too busy so I can still find my icons. The lock screen photo tends to be something inspirational. When we were planning our cruise holidays I had photos of the ships for example. I don’t change my photo very often.

Sisters Beach 2020

The photo above is the one I chose for my desktop home screen. It was taken at the beach, probably with my phone. For those of you who don’t know me I live at Sisters Beach which is a small beachside community in northwest Tasmania. The nearest town is Wynyard, the nearest city is Burnie. In this photo you can see Sisters Island, a rocky island just offshore. Part of the beach is within the bounds of Rocky Cape National Park. The location of this photo is not however, it is the part where we are allowed to exercise our dogs. When the tide is out there is a long stretch of smooth, hard sand which is great for walking.

Here are a few more of my favourite beach pictures which may take a turn on the desktop one day.



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. Hi Vanda, this looks like a wonderful spot, and I can’t believe we missed this slice of Tassie when we were on our trip around Australia. Love your sense of humour and perhaps I would have had a really good laugh at the eclectic collection of items on your desk’s top. Thank you so much for joining in 🥰

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