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A Geo-Thermal #wickedwednesday

“It’s not the steam that bothers me, it’s more that sulphury smell” I said to Hubby as we stopped at the entrance to the Thermal Park. “That’s because it’s geothermal and the hot steam rises up from underground to supply power”,
he replied. “You’ll get used to it in a few minutes”.

“Oh goodness, it’s all fenced off . . . I don’t remember there being fences the last time we were here!!!” I exclaimed as we reached the first stop.
“Well that was 35 years ago” he said. “And anyway, I seem to recall that it opens-up more further on up the valley”.

“I certainly hope so because it look’s like some sort of space-station now”.

“Do you mean we have to walk in between all those hot pipes and things?”
I asked worringly, as we continued on round the next corner.

“Oh, ok, I do remember this part” I said to Hubby as we reached the next rest stop. “Well come on then, you lead the way!”
Then. . . just as we were about to set-off . . . two large tourist buses pulled into the car-park behind us. Did that curtail our explorations?
Well, just watch this space!!!

But, to give you an idea of the view as it was in 1982, I thought I would include the photo below from my #polaroidspast archives.

Modesty Ablaze – Geo-Thermal Park 1982

Jade’s Scavenger Hunt didn’t exist back then of course, but I’m hoping that my return visit last week, will qualify for inclusion as a Geo-Thermal Site location.

But, in the meantime I’m sure you will discover lots more Space Station stories at this week’s Wicked Wednesday from pushing the button below!

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I also have lots of other Scavenger Hunt explorations at
my Scavenger Listings page . . . and now over 100 different locations on
my Scavenger Slideshow page as well!!!   

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Modesty Ablaze in Polaroids Past
Be Proud of Who You Were . . . and Be Proud of Who
You Have Become!

Join me at my #polaroidspast slideshow.

Xxx – K

 

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The Bridal Balcony #wickedwednesday

Weddings are wonderful occasions aren’t they! And I’ve just returned from a lovely week abroad, celebrating a very lavish one indeed!

Of course there is always lots of preparation involved . . . even when one isn’t the bride-to-be!

But I found the best way to start the morning was to step out onto our lovely hotel balcony, and catch some morning sun before leaving for the church.

And yes . . . of course I wore a fascinator . . . though not the same one that I wore for my own wedding photos all those #polaroidspast years ago!!!

You can discover lots more Weddings, present and past, from tapping the
Wicked Wednesday button below!

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Xxx – K

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A Modest Cove #polaroidspast

Modesty Ablaze – Rangiputa Cove – 1981

I’ve always enjoyed being at one with nature, even in 1981 . . . although I was obviously a little more “modest” way back then!!!

Quiet strolls along a beach, feeling the sand between my toes, the rippling of waves at the water’s edge and, of course, a cooling breeze on my . . . skin!!!

So when I learnt that “Nature” was this week’s theme at Marie’s
Wicked Wednesday, I just couldn’t resist dipping back into my
#polaroidspast nature-trails collection.

And I’m sure you will find many more nature-trails and tales from tapping
the button below!

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Modesty Ablaze in Polaroids Past
Be Proud of Who You Were . . . and Be Proud of Who
You Have Become!

Join me at my #polaroidspast slideshow.

Xxx – K

 

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Modestly Lounging #sinfulsunday

Modesty Ablaze Lounging – 1982

This week’s theme on this Sinful Sunday is “Minimalist – a moment in time, or an artistic perspective, with simplicity and grace”.

Well, I’m not sure about the “grace” . . . and I clearly hadn’t yet discovered waxing . . . but this photo from my #polaroidspast collection, brings back lovely memories from a moment in time in 1982.

For more moments in time, and probably far more artistic perspectives this Sinful Sunday, just kiss the lips below!

Sinful Sunday

Modesty Ablaze in Polaroids Past
Be Proud of Who You Were . . . and Be Proud of Who
You Have Become!

Xxx – K

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Modest Rainforest #sinfulsunday

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Modesty Ablaze Rainforest – 2016

We were caught in a torrential downpour during our Sunday stroll this morning. But there’s something quite comforting about hearing the sound of the rain beating on the leaves of the forest canopy overhead . . . and feeling
the droplets on ones bare skin.

It reminded me of a similar stroll, below, in the rainforest in 1982 . . . from
our #polaroidspast albums.

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Modesty Ablaze Rainforest – 1982

For more Sinful fun this Sunday kiss the lips below!

Sinful Sunday

Modesty Ablaze in Polaroids Past
Be Proud of Who You Were . . . and Be Proud of Who
You Have Become!

Xxx – K

Xxx – K

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Brushing Back The Years #sinfulsunday

Sometimes I whisper to the mirror in the morning . . . “I wish I could brush back the years . . . back to 1982”.

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Modesty Ablaze – 1982

But then I remember all of the fun, all of the laughter . . . and all of the love
. . . over the years inbetween.

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Modesty Ablaze – 2016

And I know I’m better now . . . than then . . . a better person, more rounded
(and I don’t just mean my tummy)!!!

So whilst it’s fun attempting to re-shoot one of my #polaroidspast . . . I wouldn’t change any of those experiences, and memories at all . . . in fact
I’m hoping for many, many more!!!

And as this week’s theme at Sinful Sunday is to re-shoot photos from
one’s past, I’m sure you will find many more sinful memories from clicking
on the lips below!

Sinful Sunday

Xxx – K

Modesty Ablaze in Polaroids Past
Be Proud of Who You Were . . . and Be Proud of Who
You Have Become!

Xxx – K

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Modestly Black & White #sinfulsunday

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Modesty Ablaze – 1988

On reading Hyacinth’s wonderfully strong words, just this Friday, on recent events surrounding something so natural, and so important as one’s personal freedom of choice, I was left wishing once again . . .

Why things can’t be simpler? Why can’t things be more straightforward . . . why can’t things be more . . . black and white!!!

Why can’t we just all let each other be who we choose to be ? . . . To live our lives how WE want to live them ? . . . AND to let others live theirs the way THEY want to live them???

Because . . . I’m sure the world would be a much nicer place for ALL of us !!!

Anyway, for hopefully more enjoyable and smiley thoughts than my own this Sunday, please tap the lips below!

Sinful Sunday

Xxx – K

Modesty Ablaze in Polaroids Past
Be Proud of Who You Were . . . and Be Proud of Who
You Have Become!

Xxx – K

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Change 1982 – 2016 #sinfulsunday

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Modesty Ablaze – Looking Ahead 1982

Change – isn’t it just the ONE thing that none of us can really ever control?

Of course the things we do, the steps we take, the decisions we make . . . are all things that can shape our journey, but . . . time itself is really something that we can never fully control. It shapes and influences . . . and changes, all of us . . . usually in ways we could never have imagined.

And very often . . . as I look back through the years . . . I think that perhaps that is the way that life should really be. That some things will always, forever be, outside of our own control . . . and that possibly, in the end, our lives will be
all the better for it!

I know, from looking back to one of Hubby’s first #polaroidspast of me
. . . in 1982 . . . that I could never have imagined our adventures over the
34 years to come!!!

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Modesty Ablaze – Looking Back 2016

But . . . there are sure to be lot more changes and reflections to discover at this week’s Sinful Sunday from kissing the lips below!

Sinful Sunday

Xxx – K

And, despite being something that we can never stop, change is something I’m sure that we all like to look back on occasionally. Sometimes with affection, sometimes not . . . but almost always I’m sure, with lots of giggles and gasps!!!  

Modesty Ablaze in Polaroids Past

But I always say  – “Try to Be Proud of Who You Were . . . and
Who You Have Become!”

So why not join me at #polaroidspast ?
Xxx – K

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A Modest Identity #wickedwednesday

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Modesty Ablaze – Sultry in 1989

I suppose our “Identity” . . . in the sense of who we think we are, or how we want others to perceive us . . . changes over time, in much the same way as our appearance does.

I know that from my own point-of-view, I now worry far less about others perception of me, than I used to. Accepting who we are, not trying to be the sort of person whom we know we are not, is all part of maturing and feeling comfortable in one’s self. And having that self-confidence, in just being ourselves, shapes how we interact with others around us and how, ultimately, they accept us . . . or otherwise!

So, as I say, I worry far less about those things than I probably did in my younger days. And looking at this picture from my #polaroidspast in 1989 makes me giggle now. Just who was I trying to be? A Sultry Siren ??? LOL!!! . . . or perhaps I was just sulking and getting annoyed at Hubby seeming to take forever to actually set-up his camera and “just click-the-button!” (Some things never change, he’s still the same!!!)

Anyway, there will be lots more thoughts on “Identity” to discover in this week’s theme at Wicked Wednesday from clicking-the-button below!

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Xxx – K

Modesty Ablaze in Polaroids Past

Oh and P.S. – Be Proud of Who You Were . . . and
Who You Have Become!

Join me at #polaroidspast
Xxx – K

 

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Mirrored Past #sinfulsunday

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Modesty Ablaze – #polaroidspast – 1983

I’ve never really liked mirrors . . . because, very often, I don’t really like
what I see looking back at me.

I suppose it’s because one always thinks that it is the mirror that reflects everything about who we are.

But then I’ll remember which one of us is really in control . . . so I’ll shake
my finger in defiance and say “there will always be more to me than you
can ever see!!!”

 Of course, I probably wasn’t thinking that as I stood brushing my hair in my #polaroidspast picture from 1983 . . . but as Mirrors is this week’s theme at Sinful Sunday there is sure to be lots more reflections-shared from
brushing the lips below!

Sinful Sunday

Xxx – K

Modesty Ablaze in Polaroids Past

Oh and P.S. – Be Proud of Who You Were . . . and
Who You Have Become!

Join me at #polaroidspast
Xxx – K

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