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Modestly Waiting #sinfulsunday

modestyablazeboatramp1“Are you sure you read the departure time correctly?” I asked. “There’s no other cars queued up in front of ours!”

modestyablazeboatramp2“Yes, the guide book says two Car Ferry departures to the island every day,
10 a.m. and 2 p.m.” Hubby replied, as I waited impatiently in the shade.

modestyablazeboatramp3“Well even if we are 15 minutes early, I would have expected to at least see some seamen around!” I said as I walked up to the boat-ramp.

modestyablazeboatramp4“It always comes down to semen with you doesn’t it?”, Hubby exclaimed as he checked his watch.

modestyablazeboatramp5“Not semen!” I shouted back. “I said sea-men . . . sailors . . . you plonk!”

modestyablazeboatramp6“Oh goodness, they’ve just started the engines . . .you don’t think they heard me shouting, do you?” I whispered as I scurried back to the waiting area.

And then minutes later, more cars suddenly arrived behind us, just like clock-work, as I sat . . . innocently of course . . . in my seat in the shade.

You will find lots more Sinful fun this Sunday by lapping at the lips below!

Sinful Sunday

Xxx – K

P.S. We did have a lovely sailing across to the island and I would love to add this memory to the “Boat Ramp” category at Jades Scavenger Hunt pages. And don’t forget, there are lots of my other Scavenger Hunt journeys at
my Scavenger 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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In a Modest Stile #sinfulsunday


Whilst I’ve always been a city-girl at heart, I do enjoy a stroll out and about in the country most weekends.


It was still quite mild for this time of year as Hubby and I set off on our favourite ramble yesterday afternoon, so I decided on just shorts and my waterproof jacket . . . in case of showers. Oh, and my wellington boots of course as one never knows about muddy fields and brooks.


“We will have to hurry-on though” I said to Hubby as I climbed the stile from the main road. “There’s another car just pulling-up by the side of the road”.


“No, I won’t take my jacket off . . . not yet anyway. I can hear they’ve got a dog with them so they will probably be racing past us shortly. Just be patient . . .
I’ll see how warm I get after we’ve walked on for a while.”

But . . . if you are as impatient as Hubby . . . there’s bound to be lots of other “jackets-off” at this week’s Sinful Sunday by
tapping the lips below!

Sinful Sunday

Xxx – K

P.S. Now there is a “Stile” category at Jades Scavenger Hunt pages,
so I’m sure you will find lots more interesting country strolls there too.
And don’t forget, there are lots of other Scavenger Hunt strolls 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 Day at the Building Site(s)

“Have you noticed” I said to Hubby as we drove down the hill to our apartment, “that lots of the building sites we’ve passed haven’t changed much since we started coming here three years ago? Perhaps we should take a photo of them each year to see how they change or progress”.
“That’s a great idea” he replied. “Let’s start tomorrow!”


So the very next morning, as we set-out to re-aquaint ourselves with the island, we stopped at the first site at the top of the road.


“Well actually, they are obviously doing some new work,” I said. “Look they have barrels of water and new materials to work with.”


“But this hasn’t changed at all” he said at the next stop, further up the hill. “Yes, it’s such a shame as it’s right between two nice new houses.” I had to agree.


“Well, this is encouraging” I pointed out, as later on and much further along the coast road, we came across a completely new building.
“Yes, I think there was just an olive grove here last year” he said.


“It’s a lovely view . . . and quite close to the beach”.


“Hopefully it will be a nice new house when we come back next year”.


But later that evening, as we drove on to one of our favourite tavernas, we came across another site that hadn’t changed much at all since our last visit.


“Well they have started to add a new level here” I said. “I don’t think all these rods were sticking up like this last time . . . I’d be bound to remember such impressive erections!!!”


“Anyway, can you come along and hurry up please, that’s someone else probably driving on to our restaurant”.


“I mean it you know. If you don’t put that camera away, I’m just going to walk on without you! I don’t want to miss out on a table and you promised me a special meal . . . and a nice bottle of wine . . . to celebrate our first night back!!!”

I got my way of course . . . as I almost always do. Well, I’m sure you’ll agree it’s what a lady who’s been on her feet all day . . . traipsing around building sites, stepping over stones and piles of wood and around cement-mixers and cables . . . simply deserves.

And I’m sure you’ll come across lots more deserving ladies, and gentlemen, at this week’s Sinful Sunday by tapping the lips below!

Sinful Sunday

Xxx – K

P.S. I’m also hoping that all that traipsing around will qualify for the “Building Site” category at Jades Scavenger Hunt pages. And don’t forget, there are lots of other Scavenger Hunt “sights” 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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Modesty’s Lighthouse #sinfulsunday


“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.


“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.


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


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


“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.


“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”.


“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.”


“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!!!”


“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!!!   

Scavenger Hunt Platinum Award

Xxxx – K


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


“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!!!   

Scavenger Hunt Platinum Award

Xxxx – K


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Sunglasses Optional #sinfulsunday

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


“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.


“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 . . .”


“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


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


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


“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.


“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.


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


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


“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 !!!


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


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


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


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.


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


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


. . . 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!


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”.


“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.”


“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.”


“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.”


“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.”


“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!


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.


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


“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!


“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.


“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!”


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!”


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!!!”


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.


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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