WordPress Daily Post: 27 April

Daily writing prompt
Describe a risk you took that you do not regret.

Moving to Tasmania was a big risk for David and I to take. We didn’t know anyone there and we had no jobs to go to. We had enough money to buy a house and that was it.

image Spirit of Tasmania
Boarding the Spirit of Tasmania

That was over twenty years ago now and I have never for a moment regretted that decision. I love Tasmania and I would never want to live anywhere else.

Moving did not bring us a lot of money or success but we were happy and that is the most important thing.



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.

One comment

  1. I know how that feels. I use to move ALOT up until my family got in city we are in now. It was such an amazing moment to finally have a home, safe place and stability. Now things are different. I know they say change is necessary and as u grow u shed the old and regain different. Usually the beginning is hard. Im in that moment right now in my journey. I’m so terrified but I do believe change is necessary. Having to be alone,fight , and be the only one making decisions is so hard but very needed. As I loss so many friends and family gone in other states I revisit special moments we have made over years and I really wish I could have seen how if I just would have paid attention and seen so much love I would have had such a wonderful time before it became to late.

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