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Friendly Friday Challenge – Trains, Tales and Tall Stories

I opt to travel by train if I can. Not only is it easier on the body, but it's also a great way to see the countryside from a different angle and meet some fascinating characters. Tourists waiting for the Norway in the Nutshell Flamsbåna train By and large, railway passengers enjoy chatting with others… Continue reading Friendly Friday Challenge – Trains, Tales and Tall Stories

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Friday Fictioneers in 100 Words

Write a story 100 words or less based on the photo prompt. Not so easy as you think. I am hoping it will hone my literary fiction skills, which are poor at best. So here is my first contribution. He seemed so kind. Like he was the one. The rose, a spontaneous gift, accompanied by… Continue reading Friday Fictioneers in 100 Words

Travel

What Can Happen at an Airport

I was about to bite into one of the most heavenly foods on the planet, a fluffy Danish, 'Snegle' pastry, (a cinnamon bun, shaped like a snail's shell that is sold in Denmark), when I heard my name called out over the public address system in the airport terminal. Surely that can't be me? They… Continue reading What Can Happen at an Airport

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Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Look Back to the Future

Over half a century ago this happened: It's Friday 13th, one October, in the early seventies and it's raining hard, in torrents, as it does in summer in a tropical country, like Australia. Construction had started on the Sydney Opera House, (it took 14, instead of the predicted 4 years to complete) and Apollo 16… Continue reading Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Look Back to the Future

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Friendly Friday – Meet Olav in Norway

Back in 2004, I jumped on a subway train in Norway. It was my first time visiting the country that was to steal my heart. I had little knowledge of where I was going that day, or what would happen, other than I was headed for a ski jump outside of Oslo, which had panoramic… Continue reading Friendly Friday – Meet Olav in Norway

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Are You Ready Yet? How We Shop

"Are you ready yet?" My other half, aka the 'Moth,' called out - anxious to leave for another shopping expedition. Meanwhile, I tapped away on the keyboard writing yet another blog post. "I won't be long," I distractedly shouted back down the hall. But time then slowed for me; I was engrossed in getting my… Continue reading Are You Ready Yet? How We Shop