Cee’s Midweek Madness: Any Pale Colours

Pastel colours

New jonquils
Roses are blooming again.
apple blossom


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. Your rose is PERFECT. We really tried growing “real” roses — not the hedge roses we grow now. They got beetles, fungus, black spot and many just died during the winter. We nursed them along for almost 7 years and gave up. Our hedge roses grow like crazy. They aren’t as beautiful as your rose, though and they don’t have the scent of true roses.

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    • That was one of my roses from my old garden. I really miss them. I brought two roses here in containers but they have struggled. It’s the season to buy new roses now so I may get a couple more and hopefully will be able to protect them from wildlife long enough to establish but it is hotter and more humid here than Geeveston and I don’t know if the climate suits.


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