Are You Home?


Today I’m answering three questions from “A Guy Called Bloke” aka Rory .

1] Which term do you personally prefer for you ‘Home is where l hang my hat or home is where my heart is?”

I am more of a home is where my heart is kind of person. To me that means having a strong connection with a place while the other term suggests that you can be at home anywhere.

2] Do you consider where you are living now your true home or ar you still far, far from home?

I do consider Tasmania my true home even though I’ve lived here less than 20 years. I began my life in England but left there as a child and although I feel a connection and consider my British roots important Australia has always been home for me. I spent most of my life living in South Australia and I was happy there until the last few years when a changing environment started to make me wish for something else. The first time that I visited Tasmania I knew that it was a place that I wanted to live someday.

Church Street is the main street in Geeveston.
Sunset at Sisters Beach June 2020.

3] Do you think the days when families used to live close to each other and held closer tight knit communities are still present or long gone?

I think it is still present for many, especially in rural areas. In the Huon Valley where I lived for many years after coming to Tasmania families are close and there is great community spirit. People always rally round to help anyone in trouble.

Taswegian1957

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. My current housemates are Cindy, my 14-year-old Staffy-Lab X dog and Polly the world's most unsociable cat who is seven.

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