Sunday Poser #129

In her Sunday Poser post yesterday Sadje asks about what we like to do on the weekend.

Do you like to relax at home on the weekends or go out?

What is your usual routine for the weekends?

When you are not in the workforce weekends become a bit irrelevant because you are free to go out or stay at home on any day. However, there are events and things that you can only do at weekends and both Naomi and I enjoy those.

I think that we do a bit of both really. Naomi has a busy day volunteering at Don River Railway on Fridays, in fact between the two days a week she spends there, going to art classes once a fortnight and in the last few weeks doing errands related to her upcoming holiday weekends are about the only time she can relax at home. I can’t go out without Naomi unless I use an expensive taxi so our weekends are often spent at home. I don’t mind that though. I enjoy being at home.

Zygocactus upstairs kitchen

However, we do like to go out too. Not so much on Saturdays, Naomi sometimes likes to have a sleep in. However, some Saturdays we go to nearby Wynyard or to Burnie to go to the shops. Burnie has bigger shops and if we want to buy clothing or shoes that’s where we go. Usually we make a day of it and get lunch at a café or pub as a treat.

We tend to do more on a Sunday though. We love going to markets and most of the local ones are held on Sunday mornings so we might go to Wynyard outdoor market, Penguin Market or sometimes all the way to Don where we’ll visit the market and then cross the road to Don River Railway and have a train ride, or drive up to Coles Beach to photograph the trains. Having come that far we often continue on to Devonport where there is a huge antique emporium which we enjoy visiting. Other times we might go to Bunnings the big hardware store in Burnie. You can take dogs there so we take Teddy and after we’ve bought whatever we went there for we take him for a walk somewhere. Last week we walked along the Burnie Paper Trail, that’s a series of installations depicting the history of the old paper mill that was once Burnie’s biggest employer.

We keep our eyes open for information about the events we enjoy visiting like Steamfest, car shows and swap meets, doll and bear shows or model railways shows. These events are few and far between though so don’t get the idea that we are out all weekend every weekend. Sometimes we just feel like a change of scenery and go for a drive and stop somewhere for lunch or afternoon tea.

We rarely go out at night though. Usually we prefer to be home by dark because on Sisters Beach Road there is a lot of wildlife at night and even if you are driving slowly and taking care you can still hit an animal because they act unpredictably at times.

For the next few weeks Naomi will be away on holidays and I will be spending a lot of time relaxing at home. I will be reading, writing blog posts, taking photographs, cleaning dolls, and of course taking care of our pets. I won’t be bored.



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.


    • Hi Ann, I do like our local market in Wynyard Tasmania which is on twice a month. As it is an outdoor market it is better to go on a dry day because there will be more stall holders. There is usually a lot of bric a brac which we love. Both Naomi and I have found some good bargains. I like Penguin market because it is an indoor market and often has live music on Sundays. Penguin is such an attractive little town too.


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