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Modesty’s Lighthouse #sinfulsunday

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“Are you sure this is a Lighthouse?” I asked Hubby. “I thought Lighthouses were tall and have those big mirror thingys on the top?”

“Well the guidebook say’s it’s a quite famous Lighthouse. And look, it does have a blinking light on the top!” he replied.

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“Well that blinking guidebook of yours just seems to keep bringing us to places where there are always loads of other people about!
You know I don’t like crowds when I’m on my holiday!” I snapped back.

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“Mind you, at least it’s a bit cooler here in the shade.” I admitted after I’d walked round to the other side.

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“In fact it is quite nice feeling that sea-breeze.” I said as I started to enjoy myself.

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“Yes, I know it’s a nice view! . . . But you just concentrate on looking back down the path and make sure no-one else comes round the corner.” I told him.

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“Oh, fucking hell!!! . . . There’s a boat pulling up behind you! Where did they come from? Didn’t you hear it coming?” I exclaimed.

“Well you told me to keep an eye on the path!” he shouted back. “I haven’t got eyes in the back of my head and anyway I’m sure they didn’t see you”.

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“Of course they saw me you idiot! They were fucking pointing!” I hissed as I stormed down the steps back towards the path.

“Please don’t use that sort of language. We’re in a public place and it’s disrespectful to their culture.” he said, trying to calm me down. “And anyway, they were just waving. That’s what you do when you’re on a boat passing the shoreline. People always just wave from a boat.”

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“They weren’t fucking waving! They were pointing!!!” I shouted at him as I marched down the path. “And don’t talk to me about being disrespectful! You weren’t the one standing half-naked in their public place! That’s probably far more disrespectful!!!”

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“It’s not disrespectful” he said, still trying to calm me down. “They have all those marble statues all over the place, and they’re always half naked.” he went on. “And anyway the boat has sailed past now, so just relax.”

“Well, that’s as maybe” I replied, “but there’s more people at the end of the path now, so you can just find me a nice taverna and a nice glass of wine . . . and then
I might be able to relax!!!”

Anyway, you will probably find lots more half-naked and statuesque pictures . . . and possibly even some more bad-language . . . at this week’s Sinful Sunday by smacking the lips below!

Sinful Sunday

Xxx – K

P.S. I did actually calm-down enough to agree with Hubby later that it was indeed a “Lighthouse” and would therefore be perfect for that category at Jades Scavenger Hunt pages . . . there are lots of other Scavenger Hunt “locations” at my Listings page . . . and now over 90 different locations on my Scavenger Slideshow page as well!!!   

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Xxxx – K

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Coming Pleasantly to the Bottom of your street ??? #sinfulsunday

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I often giggle about road, and place names, I “come” across in my strolls around our London streets.

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Perhaps it’s just my naughty mind . . . but they often make me feel all warm and tingly when I read them!

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And sometimes I just get hot, and pleasant, flushes as I turn a corner and
spy another inspiring sign . . .

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I mean . . . what could be more “pleasant” than a nice “mount” !!!

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And even sometimes driving around in the suburbs, I’ll see a sign that makes me just laugh out loud . . .

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. . . and exclaim to Hubby, “Oh look, you just have to pull over!!!”

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“Well you can’t stand there with just your top down!” he said at this latest stop. “It’s got bottom in the name!”

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“Oh, all right then . . . but there’s another bus coming . . . so don’t go trying to tell me there’s anything else in the name!!!”

And, I haven’t actually found a street named with that particular part of one’s anatomy just yet . . . but if you know of one, perhaps you could tell me and,
you never know, I might just pop-round!!!

I imagine there will be lots of tops and bottoms at this week’s Sinful Sunday
. . . let’s explore by clicking the lips below!

Sinful Sunday

Xxx – K

P.S. I’ve actually collected quite a few naughty place names in my travels recently, but I’m hoping these ones will be a good starting point for the “Road” category at Jades Scavenger Hunt pages . . . there are lots of other Scavenger Hunt “locations” at my Listings page . . . and now over 90 different locations on my Scavenger Slideshow page as well!!!   

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Xxxx – K

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Sunglasses Optional #sinfulsunday

“Oh Bother !. . . bother, bother, bother!!!” I exclaimed.

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“What’s wrong?” Hubby lowered his camera and called back to me. “That guy on the other side of the street has walked past  now. Are you ready or not?”

“Well . . . it’s Sinful Sunday theme-week today” I replied. “And it’s supposed to be something beginning with B . . . couldn’t we do something more creative or topical rather than me just standing here?” I asked.

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“Like what ?” he shouted. “We’re here now! And besides it’s a Billboard. That begins with B”. “And anyway” he carried on, “there’s other things I can see beginning with B. Like your black sunglasses, and your blue shoes, and your beautiful boo . . .”

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“Oh, stop it!” I called back. “I suppose you are right. We are here now . . . and it is the end of summer and the beginning of autumn . . . so perhaps that is topical in it’s own way . . . just to offer a ‘last-taste-of-summer-fun’ !!!”

Anyway, there will be lots and lots of other things beginning with B to behold at this week’s Sinful Sunday from tapping on the lips below!

Sinful Sunday

Xxx – K

P.S. As well as Beginning with B for this week’s theme, I’m sure “Billboard” is a category at Jades Scavenger Hunt pages . . . and there are lots of my other Scavenger Hunt posts at my Listings page . . . and now over 90 different locations on my Scavenger Slideshow page as well!!!   

Scavenger Hunt Platinum Award

Xxxx – K

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A Modest Cause-way #sinfulsunday

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“Do we really have to walk all the way over to the other side?” I asked Hubby as we stepped onto the causeway.

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“I’m quite happy just catching some sun here. And look even that gentleman behind me has stopped and is turning around.”

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“Well, the guide-book says there’s a nice taverna on the other side of the harbour” Hubby replied. “And, see, there are other people walking on over there” he said as another man passed us by.

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“But it feels hotter here out on the water, than back on shore where we started!”
I complained as we reached the half-way point. “Why don’t you ask this couple coming along if it’s worth the long walk?” I pleaded as I rested against the wall.

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“Well, they’d better be right about it being a nice place, but can I rest here for just a few minutes longer . . ?

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. . . because I can at least feel a nice little breeze here at the moment!”

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“Oh alright then . . . I must admit the guide-book is right, it is a nice taverna . . . but I’ll need a few more glasses of wine before we have to start the walk back!!!”

And I imagine there will lots more cause-for-pausing at this week’s
Sinful Sunday from sipping from the lips below!

Sinful Sunday

Xxx – K

P.S. Whilst sipping my wine I wondered aloud (only to Hubby obviously!!!) if there was a “Causeway” category at Jades Scavenger Hunt pages . . . but, of course, being way out on the other side of the harbour we had no wi-fi to check!!!
But, if not there are some other Scavenger Hunt postings at my Listings page and over 90 different locations on my Scavenger Slideshow page!!!   

Scavenger Hunt Platinum Award

Xxxx – K

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Modest Sporting Achievements #wickedwednesday

I’ve always enjoyed sports of one sort or another over the past few years.
You know, activities like my Tennis, Cycling, Golfing, Walking, Sailing, Skateboarding . . . and following the Football !!!

But my very favourite sporting activity is, of course, Scavenger Hunting.
I find it’s wonderful for some outdoor exercise and it’s almost always quite exciting, fulfilling . . . and most importantly for me . . . a lot of fun !!!

Such as my recent visit to the Viaduct !!!

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I’d like to say that it was quite a peaceful spot . . . but it was obviously very popular with dog-walkers . . .

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And there was a regular rumble from the Trains passing by on the
railway tracks overhead.

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I could feel the strong vibrations every time one went by . . . and you know how much I LOVE vibrations!!!

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And yet . . . despite the occasional dog running around the pillars
beside me . . . and a worried owner calling out for them to come back to the pathway . . . it still felt a very calm and peaceful place.

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So much so . . . that I was feeling very relaxed and quite enjoying myself.

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And even when I had to put my coat back on to cross the bridge over the canal

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. . . I still felt just as peaceful and relaxed on the other side!!!

There’s sure to be lots more Sporting Achievements to be enjoyed at this week’s #wickedwednesday from tapping the medal below!

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Xxx – K

And I enjoyed myself so much at the Viaduct that I’d like to nominate it as a brand-new event category at Jades Scavenger Hunt list!
Lots more of my Scavenger Hunt achievements can be viewed at my Listings page and there are now 90 different locations on
my Scavenger Slideshow page!!!   

Scavenger Hunt Platinum Award

Xxxx – K

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Water Wheel #wickedwednesday

“God it’s hot . . . let’s stop for a cool drink!” I exclaimed to Hubby as we drove slowly along the winding coast road. “Look, that look’s like a bar ahead . . .  before the next bend. By the sea wall, where that big coach is pulling out”.

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“No, it looks more like a tourist stop to me” Hubby said after we’d pulled into the car park and wandered around to look at the view, “that’s why that coach was pulling out as we arrived.”

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“It says here,” Hubby excitedly explained, having found it listed in his ‘Places of local interest’ pocket-book, “that it was built in the 1830’s to use the sea water to grind wheat and barley and make beer.”

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“Well, I could certainly do with a cool beer right now!” I replied. “Come on, let’s go inside and order!”

“Apparently” he rambled-on, “the water comes in through swallow-holes and disappears down into underground caves and eventually flows out into a lake all the way over on the other side of the island.”

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“Well I want to do some swallowing of my own right now.” I interrupted him in mid-sentence. “And NO, I don’t mean THAT sort of swallowing! It’s far too hot for that . . . I mean swallowing a cold beer!!!”

“And anyway, look , there’s another coach pulling into the car park now.”

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“Quickly, put that book away. Let’s go inside before we lose our place at the bar!”

And as Alcohol is this week’s subject at #wickedwednesday I’m sure you’ll find lots more people at the bar by pushing the button below!

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Xxx – K

Hubby kept prattling on about the wonders of this wheel though,
so I’m hoping that Jade, may add it to her
Scavenger Hunt list as a “Water Wheel category!
And you can discover lots more of my Scavenger-moments at my Listings page or on my Scavenger Slideshow page!!!   

Scavenger Hunt Platinum Award

Xxxx – K

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Anus Interruptus #sinfulsunday

I always like to explore whenever I am away on holiday . . . and when I was told that the highest mountain on the island was Mount Ainos I just had to investigate. Especially as the locals always seemed to pronounce it as . . . well, you know,
like ones . . . bottom!!!

“Apparently the road is very narrow and very twisty, and remember it’s my first day in the car” said an obviously worried Hubby.
“But darling it sound’s like a perfect ‘Mountain Scavenger Hunt’ spot” I winked and cajoled in reply.
And as we rose higher and higher up the mountain, the view was certainly spectacular . . . but very, very windy when we finally pulled into a car parking area near the summit.

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So windy in fact that I had to lean back and steady myself against the sign.

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“Just look at the view” I shouted to Hubby above the wind. “Isn’t it beautiful!”
“Yes, it’s fantastic” he shouted back . . . even though he was facing in completely the wrong direction!

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“Come round in front of me then!” I yelled to him as I turned around to face into the wind to give him a better view of the valley below.

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“Come on then” I said, “I can see two other cars on the road below, let’s go up to the top before they get here!”

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But, as I turned away, there was another sudden gust of wind and I felt my sarong almost blown completely off me. The fabric had come undone on my left shoulder!!! Luckily the other had held fast and I caught it under my arm and then managed to wrap it back round me as we struggled back to the car.
“Drive me down to the far end, before those other cars arrive, and I’ll try to tie it back together somehow!”

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Once he’d re-parked, Hubby got out to stand by the drivers side window to shield me from view should another car pull into the car park . . . finding it all a great joke as I struggled with my knots.
He had his head inside the car and was still laughing and making fun of me when suddenly out of the corner of my eye I saw a cloud of dust above the boulders in front of us, accompanied by first a rumbling sound . . . then a strange ringing . . . like a discordant bell of some sort. Then within seconds I was horrified to see scores of shapes bounding over the rocks coming straight towards us.
“Get in the car!!!” I screamed. “We’re in a stampede!!!”

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But Hubby had heard, and seen them as well, and was already scrambling in through the door as what seemed like hundreds of goats streamed past us on either side of the car.

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As we recovered our composure . . . and I’d pulled my torn sarong up over my
chest . . . we noticed a goat herder walking along the road at the side of the
car park scattering food of some sort into the ditch.

And, as the occupants of those other two cars I’d spotted on the road below us, pulled into the car park and jumped out with their own cameras, we decided it was an appropriate moment to set off back down the hill to find a quieter spot for me to try to re-dress.

I’m sure there will be lots more dressing and undressing fun at this week’s
Sinful Sunday from clicking the lips below!

Sinful Sunday

Xxx – K

And as I’d almost inadvertently had my own flag flown at the top of Mount . . .
I still giggle every time I say it . . . Ainos . . . I would like to add this as a “Mountain” notch to Pieces of Jade’s, fun Scavenger Hunt meme.

And, if you are interested, you can discover lots more of my Scavenger Hunt submissions at current Scavenger Hunt page or visit my
Scavenger Slideshow!!!   

Scavenger Hunt Platinum Award

Xxxx – K

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Modesty’s Life Buoy #wickedwednesday

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June . . . and the weather here in London still doesn’t know what it wants to do! So I was so glad I wore my coat on my walk into the office yesterday. It was sunny and pleasant as I strolled through Regent’s Park . . . but the clouds overhead looked like the rain was already on it’s way again.

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I always make a point of stopping here at the Life Buoy Ring . . . just to check and make sure that no-one has strolled inadvertently into the lake and might be needing assistance.  I suppose it’s just from remembering my short, but fun, Lifeguard Duty stint I had on my hols two years ago!

I’m always ready to shout “Don’t Give Up” and throw the ring into the water should there be an emergency! And as this week’s theme at Wicked Wednesday is “Don’t Give Up” I thought it quite appropriate.

You will find more helpful examples of not giving up from Marie’s #wickedwednesday button below!

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Xxx – K

This will also be my latest contribution to Pieces of Jade’s, fun
Scavenger Hunt for the “Life Buoy Ring category!
And you can discover lots more of my Scavenger-moments on my current playlist at my
Scavenger Slideshow page!!!   

Scavenger Hunt Platinum Award

Xxxx – K

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Modesty Ablaze Tees off #sinfulsunday

ModestyAblazeGolfCourse1Please excuse me for posting so late this Sinful Sunday . . . I’ve been out today exploring ways to change my exercise routine. So, instead of my normal Sunday Stroll, I’ve been thinking about taking-up . . . Golf !!!

ModestyAblazeGolfCourse4I’ve never played the game before, but . . .

ModestyAblazeGolfCourse2. . . I’ve often been told that I have a good grasp of anything to do with balls . . . and more recently . . . clubs!!!

ModestyAblazeGolfCourse3And it has been quite relaxing today, just enjoying the peacefulness of the green, the rustling of the leaves in the breeze . . . . . . and hearing that lovely sound of balls being whacked . . . from the very next tee.

ModestyAblazeGolfCourse5Hubby says I shall have to change into something “more formal” when I get back to the clubhouse to speak to the Membership Secretary.
But it does say on the Application Form I picked-up on the way in, “A recent photograph is required for Photo ID purposes”. So I’m wondering if one of these photos would suffice???

Anyway, I am sure that there has already been lots more applications to this week’s Sinful Sunday from clicking the lips below!

Sinful Sunday

Xxx – K

P.S. – I shall let you know the response of the Ladies Secretary at the Golf Club, but in the meantime I thought I would also submit these as Photo ID for the “Golf Club Location” at Pieces of Jade’s, fun Scavenger Hunt.
And, if you are interested, you can discover lots more of my Scavenger submissions at current Scavenger Slideshow page!!!   

Scavenger Hunt Platinum Award

Xxxx – K

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Modesty’s Rose Garden #wickedwednesday

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Whenever I am asked to choose my favourite flower there is no question it will always be a Rose! And of course my favourite Rose Garden of all, is the one here in The Regent’s Park.

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Apparently they have over 12,000 varieties planted here . . . and I often pause on my morning stroll on my way to the office, to browse and soak up the wonderful smells and colours as I wander through the gardens. Just as the lady behind me is as well.

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Of course I love the whole idea of the roses themselves . . . sweetly scented, colourful and vibrant, yet slightly prickly and thorny at the same time.
Much like . . . well, you know???

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And, if I had to choose my favourite? Well, it just has to be the “Pride of England” . . . it couldn’t possibly be any other could it? My favourite colour and, as you can see, I just love it’s lovely scent.

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All of the scents in these gardens are so lovely to experience . . . it makes one feel so peaceful and relaxed of a morning . . . I often wish I could just stand here all day and not have to carry on into work at all!!!

Unfortunately though, I have no choice.  But I’m sure you will find lots more choices from this week’s theme at Wicked Wednesday from picking at the button below!

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Xxx – K

Oh, and as I love these Rose Gardens so much I’m hoping it may qualify for a “Public Rose Gardens Location” at Pieces of Jade’s,
fun Scavenger Hunt.
And, if you are interested, you can discover lots more of my peaceful and
relaxing Scavenger-moments on my current playlist at my
Scavenger Slideshow page!!!   

Scavenger Hunt Platinum Award

Xxxx – K

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