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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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Modest Aspirations #wickedwednesday

You know what it’s like. You are out for a quiet Sunday morning stroll . . .
and suddenly feel the call of nature . . . only for Hubby, rather smugly,
to say “Well, can’t you just go behind that bush?”

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“Oh that’s a great suggestion!!! Can’t you see the sign, stupid??? It’s says there’s an electric fence right there!!!”

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“And look !!!  It’s just the same here, round the corner as well . . . !!!”

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“No . . .  I can’t bloody wait until we get home!!! We’ll have to go back to those arches and you’ll have to just stand guard!”

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“What do you mean there’s someone coming??? Can you put that bloody camera down and just concentrate please! I’m getting desperate now!!!”

This week’s theme at the lovely Marie’s Wicked Wednesday is all to do with “Aspiration”. And for me, my main Aspiration in life . . . has always been to just make people around me happy . . . and smile . . . and feel good. And that is my simple Aspiration for my pages at Modesty Ablaze as well.
But I’m sure you will find lots more entertaining and interesting aspirational thoughts from pushing the Wicked Wednesday button below!

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Xxx – K

P.S. Just to let you know, that gentleman over my shoulder did walk past quite quickly, so I was able to crouch down in front of that fence . . . and, hopefully, claim it for my “Fence Location” at Pieces of Jade’s,
new Scavenger Hunt.
And, there is lots more crouching, and jumping, at my current playlist at my Scavenger Slideshow page!!!   

Scavenger Hunt Platinum Award

Xxxx – K

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A Modest “That’s What I Want” #wickedwednesday

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It’s so frustrating when you are racing out for the day and you realise you need some cash. Especially when you get to the machine and it rejects your card!!!

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“No . . . it’s not saying ‘insufficient funds’. . . it just keeps pushing my card
back out of the slot!”

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“Look, can’t we try another one. There’s people getting off at the bus stop now and they’ll probably want to use this machine!”

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“I think this one looks better . . . but I’ve forgotten my pin number now!”

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“No, it’s not Contactless you idiot! Don’t fluster me. And yes! I know there’s a cyclist at the bike rack!”

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“There . . . it’s worked! . . . But do I really have to wait for the receipt? Someone else is coming to use it now!!!”

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“Oh well, as they’ve walked straight past, I suppose I may as well check my balance now whilst I’m here!”

“Is there a musical tune that springs to mind?” is this week’s theme at
Wicked Wednesday . . . well, as I was pushing my card into the slot,
I was definitely thinking “Money, that’s what I want!”
Strum the button below to listen to more musical interludes this
Wicked Wednesday!!!

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Xxx – K

P.S. – I’m crossing, and clicking, my fingers that my withdrawal will count towards an “ATM Location” at Pieces of Jade’s,  new Scavenger Hunt
and you can view my current playlist at my Scavenger Slideshow page!!!   

Scavenger Hunt Platinum Award

Xxxx – K

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Modesty and The Summer House . . . #scavengerhunt

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The weather here in London has been so changeable recently . . . one minute rain and hail, the next bright sunshine. And it has made it so difficult for one to know what to wear when setting out for our Sunday morning walk.

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So, having had to take shelter in the Regent’s Park Summer House from a heavy shower, I was particularly happy when the sun suddenly came out . . .

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And it actually became quite humid and sticky. So humid and sticky that . . .
well . . . I just had to take my coat off and sit down for a cooling rest!!!

But I’m hoping my shelter-from-the-storm will qualify for a “Summer House” category at the #scavengerhunt page at Pieces of Jade’s,  new Scavenger Hunt.

You can join me on lots of my other excursions at my Scavenger Hunt Slideshow page >here<

Scavenger Hunt Platinum Award

Xxxx – K

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Sinful Semaphore #sinfulsunday

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“Look” I exclaimed to Hubby, “this wasn’t here when we walked by yesterday,
it must have washed ashore on the evening tide.”

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“Well there’s another couple coming along” he replied. “Perhaps we should ask them if they’ve spotted more wreckage further down the beach.”

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“You ask them then” I said. “I’ll wait here. Can we take it home for the garden?” “No” he snapped back, “it might have come from one of those
boats anchored just off shore.”

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“Well I might remember some semaphore signals from when I was a girl-guide”.

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“None of the boats seem to be paying much attention” he said.
“But, that couple seem to have stopped and are turning back in this direction. We’ll just have to leave it where we found it”.

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So . . . sadly . . . we did, and when we returned the next morning, it was gone.

But I’m sure you will discover lots more interesting things floating-by at this week’s Sinful Sunday by clutching sinfully at the lips below!

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Oh, and I suppose I will just have to make do with counting my temporary piece of flotsam and jetsam as a “Driftwood Category” notch for my #scavengerhunt page at Pieces of Jade’s,  new Scavenger Hunt  

Scavenger Hunt Platinum Award

Xxxx – K

 

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Modestly Parking #wickedwednesday

One is always on edge when trying to park anywhere in London . . .

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“It says £6 for two hours  . . . But we haven’t got much choice have we?”

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“I know, I KNOW that’s expensive, but make up your bloody mind, the show starts in 10 minutes!”

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“Now I’ve forgotten my card number! You’ll have to pay it on your phone then!”

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“Will you hurry up! I can’t stand here all day, someone else will get the space and it’s the last one left!”

“Living on the Edge” is this week’s theme at Wicked Wednesday . . . and I often feel “on-edge” when trying to find parking in London, particularly when we are running a little bit late for an event. You are bound to discover more edgy experiences by beeping on the circle below!

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Xxx – K

P.S. – We did manage to make our payment in the end, but all the frustration involved made me think I should also post it as a “Parking Meter Scavenger Location” at Pieces of Jade’s,  new Scavenger Hunt  

Scavenger Hunt Platinum Award

Xxxx – K

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