Throwback Thursday #36

Lauren’s topic for Throwback Thursday is:

Things I don’t miss

I’m a pretty nostalgic person, I guess. I could write pages about things from the past that I loved and miss today. My list of don’ts is much shorter.

  • I don’t miss school. I enjoyed bits of it but by and large I didn’t. I have mentioned this in previous posts so I won’t make this a long rant.
  • I don’t miss boiled cabbage. Mum used to cook cabbage that way and I hated it. It smelled awful, looked disgusting and I could barely eat it. I think it was one of the few foods I really made a fuss about having to eat.
  • I don’t miss smoking. Not me. I have never smoked a cigarette in my life but I grew up at a time when lots of people did and it was horrible being trapped with the awful smell. Especially in a hot car. I have memories of car trips with my aunt and uncle both smoking in the car while we kids were all trapped in the back.
  • I don’t miss motion sickness. When I was a child, travelling on a bus or coach always really upset me for some reason. I was fine on the train. I think the smell of diesel may have had something to do with it. We’d often go by coach to stay with our grandparents during the summer holidays and it was not unusual for me to throw up at least once during the journey. I did grow out of it eventually but I still get woozy if I try to read on a bus or in a car.



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. Thanks for joining in. I certainly don’t miss the smell of cigarettes either. In fact now it is one of my allergies.
    It must have been very difficult getting motion sickness. The fact that you grew out of it is wonderful.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.