Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Candid

Candid Friends

I don’t take a lot of photos of people, when I do, they are often candid ones. These photos are all of people who are or were in my life. The first group are various ones I took of David which I included because today would have been our wedding anniversary.

The gold panning photo was taken at Lynchford, a stop on the West Coast Wilderness Railway. The railway was originally set up to carry ore from the mines in the area. You may recognise my friend Bruce in the centre of the picture.

The last photo was taken at a friend’s 60th birthday barbecue at Huonville some years ago. I’ve never posted it before because Graham did not like to be photographed. Sadly, he passed away a couple of months ago; so, I thought I’d share this photo of a carefree afternoon that we spent with him and our other good friends from the Huon Valley.

panning for gold
BBQ with friends, Huonville


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.

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