Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Horns

Little and Big Horns


This is not a vintage record player. It is a reproduction; these are often made in India from old record player parts. Naomi bought this one for decorative purposes. It doesn’t actually work. However, a lot of eBay sellers will try to pass these off as genuine antiques and sell them for a lot more than they are worth. “Crapaphone” is the nickname they have been given.

Brass band at an ANZAC parade
Military band


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. You have all the horns I was trying to find. I found every kind of string instrument, many sets of drums and even a hand-made Native drum — but not a horn to be found. I had to setting for goats, cows, two cars and one unicorn. Well, a horse pretending to be a unicorn.

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