Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Needs to contain two M’s anywhere in the word

The Alphabet According to Cee: M is in…

  • Commando comics
  • Messerschmitt car
  • Tammy dolls
  • Memorial
  • Commodore station wagon

My M words this week have come from the archives. The comic books belonged to David and I photographed them when I was preparing to sell them. He really enjoyed comic books. Thanks to “The Big Bang Theory” a favourite program of his this seems to be socially acceptable now.

The funny little Messerschmitt car I photographed at the Automobile Museum in Launceston which Naomi and I visited a few years ago now.

The Tammy dolls belong to both of us. Naomi’s two are in front and the rest are mine. A mixed bunch of Ideal Tammy made in Japan for the US market, Hong Kong for the European market and a Canadian Tammy made by Reliable as well.

The Forest Memorial was erected in Geeveston a couple of years ago to commemorate all the forestry workers who lost their lives due to accidents.

Last of all our Holden Commodore station wagon, already more than twenty years old when this picture was taken at Chiltern in Victoria. We bought the car, secondhand, around 1990 and kept it until 2010. We drove to various parts of South Australia in it, to Melbourne, to Tasmania several times before we moved here and to Canberra and back. Last month the Holden factory in Elizabeth, South Australia closed and there will be no more Commodore’s and in fact no more cars manufactured in Australia as Ford and Toyota have also left; but Holden was the Australian car.

Commando comics that belonged to David


Messerschmitt car at the National Automobile Museum at Launceston.

Our Tammy dolls

Memorial to forest workers killed on the job.

Our old VK Commodore Station wagon.



Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter L – Needs to have at least two syllables

The alphabet according to Cee: L is in..

  • Lavender – English and French
  • Apple tree
  • Apple blossom
  • Maples – Japanese and Weeping
  • Leucadendron
  • Lobelia
  • Jonquils

I photographed a variety of “L’s” while I was trying to think what to use for this post but in the end as the weather is so nice today I decided to go with all plants and flowers.  A couple are recent photos, some are from the archives and all of them are from my garden except the lobelia and geraniums. I saw those at a house in Battery Point. I wish they were mine, they are lovely.



English Lavender

English Lavender taken with my 18-50mm zoom lens on maximum zoom.

French lavender in my garden.

Apple tree in my garden November 2017

blossoms October 2017

Japanese Maple

Weeping Maple in my garden.

Leucadendron flower.

Geraniums and Lobelia




knitting needles

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Must Include the Letter K

The Alphabet According to Cee – K is in:

  • Knitting Needles
  • Knives
  • Black/Bookends
  • Pink

I did not realise just how many different types of knitting needles I own until I set up these photos. Some of them are quite old, some are fairly new. This is not all of them by the way. Just the more colourful ones.

The knives you have seen before, they are from mum’s wedding cutlery set with mother of pearl handles.

The cat bookends have also featured in this blog before but this time I remembered to give them a clean. They just got a new home on the mantlepiece with my Egyptian stuff.

The ball of knitting and crochet cotton came from the Op Shop. I always grab these when I see them as they are excellent for making clothes for small dolls like Barbie. I use my 2mm needles for that.

Knitting needles

Knitting needles made of tortoiseshell, metal, bamboo and plastic

Knives with mother of pearl handles.


Black cat bookends

Knitting cotton

Knitting cotton that I use to make dolls clothes.


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: The letter J, must be at least six letters

These are my letter J photos for the Fun Foto Challenge. My J words are:

  • Jigsaws
  • Jumpers
  • Jewellery
  • Jewellery boxes
  • Jellies and Jelly Mould
  • Jagged Edges
  • Jawbone
  • Jonquils

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Needs to contain the Letter “J” and be at least six letters long

The Alphabet According to Cee – J is in:

I thought this one was going to be tricky but it turned out that when I searched my archives I had quite a few pictures that would meet the criteria.

  • Journal
  • Jewellery
  • Japanese Maple
  • Beijing
  • Jindivik

The journal is the travel diary Naomi gave me before our cruise, although I did most of my journalling in the accompanying note book. The jewellery is old shop stock from when Naomi used to run a Scottish, Irish and Welsh shop. I was going to take a new photo of my Japanese Maple but I cheated and used one I already had. The next photo is a scan of one that I took in Tiannammen Square in Beijing in 1990. I’ve always liked this particular photo although I imagine there are many more cars and fewer bicycles these days.

The last one is interesting. I took it during a visit to the Aviation Museum in Adelaide. Jindivik is the name of a pilotless aircraft, the little one nestled under the wing of a larger plane. It was developed in the late 1940’s and first flew in 1952. I had no idea radio controlled unmanned planes were around so early.


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

Celtic Jewellery

Reddish leaves on my Japanese Maple.

Reddish leaves on my Japanese Maple.

Tiannammen Square Beijing February 1990

Jindivik pilotless aircraft – Aviation Museum Port Adelaide.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter H -Topic is Happy

The Alphabet According to Cee: H is for Happy Dog

For this challenge I thought I would show you what makes Cindy happy. Chasing tennis balls.

Of course it is a bit difficult to take photos and throw a tennis ball at the same time but I managed to get a few good shots. Luckily the back yard is long enough for me to have time to get the picture before Cindy gets back to me and wants another throw.

She is eleven now and although she is as energetic as ever I have noticed that she doesn’t play for as long now. Five or ten minutes and she’s ready to stop but she’ll be good for another game later. Cindy has always decided how long she’ ll run for though. When David used to take her to the dog park to play ball she would run round madly for five minutes, play ball for a while and then go and jump into the nearby river for a swim, usually losing the ball in the process. After that she would run back and jump into the back of the wagon. She was never taught to do that. She just did.

Waiting for me to throw it again.

Luckily we have a big back yard.

Run Cindy Run!

After the game.