Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Stacked or Piled

Stacks or Piles

Books at an angle
stacked plates
A pile of frying pans at the Op Shop.


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. That pile of dishes looks just like a set I gave away a year or two ago 😀 I STILL have too many dishes. All leftovers from the days when I gave big dinners on holidays. I think the most people we’ve had here (not counting the two year lockdown during COVID) was five. So I’m off-loading. I have never missed our Salvation Army store more than I do now!


    • I have a set of dishes I bought in the 90s which I barely use any more. They have a gold metallic rim and can’t be used in microwaves which is a a bit of a nuisance when you need to reheat a plate of food. I feel like I should get rid of them. Neither of us like the designs of modern dinner sets, enormous mugs and dull colours. We ended up buying a vintage set of china for our everyday use.


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