Blogging Insights: 15 May

Dr Tanya has provided an interesting graph and question this week.

What type of writing do you enjoy the most?

I am definitely one of the 8.3% who enjoy writing non fiction.

When I am not doing challenge posts what I enjoy most is writing about places I have visited, holiday destinations, museums, events and that sort of thing. I suppose that I fancy myself as a travel writer of sorts.

Long before I knew about the internet or blogging I used to write letters. I had penfriends and wrote numerous letters to them. My blog posts are a lot like those letters used to be I think.

Travel diary and note book, my sister knows me well.

Of course I also love to write about my hobby of doll collecting. It’s fun to research the dolls and doll related items that I feature in posts. Sometimes I do make up little stories for that blog but they are a bit lame.

I did enjoy writing stories when I was a child but as an adult I feel that I lack the imagination to construct a believable plot. As for poetry, it is just not really my 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 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.

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