Pull Up A Seat And Wait

XingfuMama’s ‘Pull Up A Seat’ challenge has come around again. When waiting for something to happen, I find that it’s always good to have somewhere to sit. After all, one never knows how long the wait is going to be.

One of our local restaurants in Umhlanga South Africa, obviously wants to make their customers feel like royalty if they have to wait for a table.

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In Costa Rica we had these two beautifully-carved wooden benches to choose from whilst waiting for our river cruise.

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I prefer hard suitcases rather than the canvas ones. Not only are they stronger to withstand the harsh manhandling they have to endure, but they also make a good seat whilst waiting for the taxi to the airport. We were embarking on a two month round-the-world trip and as you can see, I haven’t yet mastered the art of travelling light.

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Happy weekend to you all.

To take part in this challenge, just click the link and post your seat photos.

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A Photo A Week Challenge: Colourful

Nancy Merrill challenges us to post something really colourful for her ‘Photo A Week Challenge’.

I think this beautiful Monarch butterfly seen one day on my walk back down the path from the gym, qualifies.

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We can post more than one photo, so I found a couple more from my travels. This is me in Phuket. The guy hanging free with his legs around my waist?…………Well, I never did get his name, but he brought me safely down again. What was I thinking? 😯

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Not quite as adrenalin-pumping as the above experience, but exciting in its own way, is this colourful display of shoes in a New York store. Unfortunately, nothing I liked in my size.

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Of course, sunsets are always good for a bit of colour and this one in Costa Rica was no exception.

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To join in Nancy’s colourful challenge, just click this link.

 

 

 

Thursday’s Special: Three of a kind in San Jose

 

“Now you must be off. For you shall go to the ball.” ~ Fairy Godmother to Cinderella

This week, Paula invites us to share a photo showing ‘Three of a kind’.

In 2013  we started our tour of Costa Rica in the capital San José. It was already evening, so after booking into our hotel, we went for a walk around the immediate area. There wasn’t really much to see except a few car rental dealers and a couple of fast food outlets, but just happening to glance up at a lighted window above McDonalds and Taco Bell, I spotted something which was in sharp contrast to the dark and dingy street below.

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Well maybe like me you’re not going to any ball this weekend, but do have a great one anyway.

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Floral Friday Fotos: One Day Orchid

This ‘One Day Orchid’ was peeping out at me on a rainy day hike in Costa Rica to see the elusive Arenal Volcano. The volcano wasn’t visible through the thick mist, but the beautiful orchid was reward enough for my efforts and my soaking wet hair. I was so happy that the orchid had chosen that day to flower and that I was there to see it.

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Wishing you all a very happy weekend. I can’t believe it’s come around again so soon.

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