One Very Busy Weekend

This past weekend was a holiday in Tasmania and there were quite a lot of events on including two that Naomi and I were very keen to go to. One was Steamfest which is a three day festival for enthusiasts of steam powered machinery. That is held in Sheffield a bit more than an hour s drive from us. The other was the Motorama at Longford which is a town just outside of Launceston. Which to choose? We decided to go to both.

We went to Steamfest on Saturday and Motorama on Sunday. We left home early both mornings and didn’t get home till after 5pm so by Sunday evening we were too tired to even turn on the computer let alone write anything. We took lots of photos of all the vintage vehicles we saw and we’ll be sharing those very soon.

In the meantime here is a taster.





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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