The Morning Dawdler #21

Rory is the host of The Morning Dawdler and today he poses three different questions to ponder.

Have you ever watched a long-running televised series from start to finish, and once you have reached the end, you wanted to watch it again or is once enough for you and time for a new long-running series?

Several times. I tend to rewatch my favourite series multiple times. Just recently while I was in Hobart for a long weekend I spent my evenings re-watching the entire 3 series of “The Good Place”.

Another show that both David and I loved is “The West Wing”. I’ve watched it right through several times and favourite episodes more often. I still like to watch old episodes of Star Trek original series and Next Generation particularly once in a while. I also keep going back to “Detectorists” although I have yet to see Season 3 or the recent Christmas special.

I guess I actually prefer reruns of old favourite shows to many new ones.

Two of Naomi’s Star Trek Action Figures

Do you think traditions are essential to society – if so, why and if not, why not?

I do. I like traditions. I think they give a sense of stability whether they are family traditions or local traditions in a community. I do think that it is sad that many traditions that I grew up with seem to be disappearing because certain groups find them offensive or perhaps because authorities are afraid that some groups will find them offensive and sue. Are people really so thin skinned these days?

What would be easier to throw away deep love or deeply lined rich pockets – flipside – can money buy love?

I would not throw away love for money. However, as any pet owner will tell you money can buy love.


Actually, we didn’t pay for many of our pets but pets do give unconditional love whether they come from a breeder, the animal shelter or via any other means. They don’t care about whether we have money or not. They love us anyway.



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. We’ve watched The West Wing several times, especially while Trump was reigning. We need — even if fictional — a reminder of sane government. We’ve watched Star Trek: Next Generation a couple of times and Midsomer Murders a couple of times too. It’s like rereading a favorite book. Comforting and entertaining.

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  2. We are actually watching the original Star Trek right now, so Naomi’s figures are perfect. Garry has seen a lot of Star Trek but somehow never saw the original. He’s really enjoying it. For me, I don’t know how many times I’ve watched it. At least once a year for the past five years — and of course, I watched it when it first came out too.

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