B&W Sunday: The Mussel Man after and before.

Paula’s B&W Sunday Challenge this week is ‘After and Before’. Yesterday, whilst walking along the beach footpath, I noticed some activity going on in one of the rock pools.  A mussel collector, wearing snorkel and flippers, was at work filling a bag with tasty morsels. Here is the B&W edit of my shot.

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In the original colour version, he’s far more visible. Must be something to do with the bright yellow flippers.

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One of the guests at my sister’s birthday party on Saturday brought along a plate of delicious bacon-wrapped mussels which he had earlier collected from this same part of the beach. Needless to say, they didn’t last long.



Tempting Delights I can’t resist, for Ailsa’s Travel Theme

Mae West once said “I generally avoid temptation unless I can’t resist it,” and I guess that goes for most of us, so for Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week, I’m confessing to some of the things which cause me to stray from the straight and narrow.

A delicious Chai Latte is something I can never resist if it happens to be on the menu.


When in the USA, I find it almost impossible to pass a Starbucks around lunchtime, without popping in for a toasted Panini with mozzarella, roasted tomatoes and basil pesto.


Lemon cheesecake would always beckon to me from the dessert trolley,


and a refreshing Mojito on a hot summer’s day, never goes amiss.


The promise of a holiday at Bora Bora, complete with palm trees, ocean, and a hammock to laze in, is the ultimate temptation,


and even up in the hills of South Africa, without the palm trees and beach, a hammock would have to be tried out for size.


So, what do you find too tempting to resist? Do tell…… because Ailsa is just dying to know.