Truthful Tuesday: 1 November

Di of Pensitivity is our host for Truthful Tuesday again this week. Her question is:

Do you find time goes faster as we age?

Yes, everyone I know seems to find this to be true. The months fly by and you wonder where the time went. Is it because we are so busy trying to fit in everything we have to do and as many of the things we want to do as we can? Or does it happen for people who are not so busy and always think there will be plenty of time to do things only to be unpleasantly surprised when there isn’t?

Looking up at the clock tower- photo by Naomi

Maybe it’s because of commercialism. Advertising is always reminding us that the next holiday we have to shop for is just around the corner. Christmas decorations go up earlier every year it seems. I do wish they would wait till after Halloween to put them out. Easter things are in the stores at the same time as Valentine’s Day and the supermarkets start selling Hot Cross Buns on Boxing Day which enrages me every year. Is it any wonder we feel that time is racing past us?

The cat and fiddle clock the arcade is named for- Hobart Tasmania

I do remember when I was a child and time did not seem to pass so quickly, except during the school holidays which were over before I wanted them to be while schooldays stretched on interminably.

I have booked to go on a cruise to New Zealand next year. I booked it a few months ago and the trip is still a bit over a year away. At the moment it still feels like it will be forever until I can go. It doesn’t seem real to me. On the other hand, it’s been three years this month since I came to Sisters Beach yet that seems like no time at all. Our concepts of time are very strange aren’t they?



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.


    • I’m looking forward to it. We cruised around the North Island in 2016 but I want to see Milford Sound and Dusky Sound which this cruise covers. What I would love to do is a land based holiday staying in New Zealand for a couple of weeks to ride on their trains and spend more time in places. Maybe one day,


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