My contribution for this week’s challenge…
This week I decided to post
some images of landmarks which…
were talked about when I was at school…
have been through two World Wars…
and which we were fortunate enough
Although we only made it to the second level
of the Eiffel Tower it was an experience
not to be forgotten.
We were told that we could climb up, inside,
the Arc De Triomphe,
however, my knees, ankles and feet
as it was our last night of the tour…
It was wonderful to get back on British soil again.
I don’t know how many times I said ‘grazie‘
only to realise that we had crossed a border
and now should have said ‘merci‘, or ‘danke‘.
Once December arrives, our focus every year…
This means family and we can relax
in the company of relatives
for a few hours, where
work is not calling.
Of course all that is applicable if you are
not hosting Christmas, isn’t it?
Floral Friday Challenge.
We should have tried a few of these when in York.
However, I have no idea what this tree is.
Some York crocus flowers.
Ccrocus appear to grow randomly in the U.K.
We sighted many in St James’ Park
just popping up through the lawn.
Another week where I have been saved at the last minute.
From out of one of our Christmas Bon Bons
popped this little fella.
I was so pleased it was not wanted by its ‘owner’.
I snapped it up in a trice. 🙂
After declaring this year the Year of the Doctor,
because of an eye problem which saw me
having, regularly two, and up to three,
medical appointments per week
until the end of June.
In fact my first totally medical free week
was the week beginning July 11.
By that stage I had attended medical appointments
on 42 occasions in 2016.
On Tuesday night it was a joy to still have both eyes
to view the sunset in all its glory.
So although it was declared the year of thee Doctor,
we still managed a planned holiday and
our son’s wedding in November.
At this stage I am really looking forward
to a quiet 2017,
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Some typical images from London this week.
This may be the only place in the world
where Clark Kent could change these days.
And London would not be London without Big Ben.
I don’t think I have one photo of Big Ben taken during
my first visit to London forty years ago.
Made up for it in 2016 though.
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