In my youth I learned that ‘spending a penny

was a euphemism for going  to the toilet/bathroom.

So I just had to take a photo, or two…

of these toilets in vienna during a break inn our dinner.

I have never previously seen toilets

decorated in this fashion.

Everything from the wall art to the chandelier

made it worth spending a penny.



To make it even better I don’t remember

there being a charge for their use as with many other

places we stopped at while in Europe.

Then we visited Pompeii and were so grateful for the comfort

and privacy we had when spending our pennies,

at earlier and subsequent stops.  🙂

I believe ‘the ladies‘ was decorated in similar fashion.


Word of the Day Challenge:  Worth





While at dinner in Vienna I received a tap on my shoulder

and realized that I was being asked to dance.

It took a few shuffles of a very small dancing area

to realise my partner did not speak English…

well not the Australian version…

and I could not speak any other European language

other than some French.

Still we enjoyed five minutes or so

of dancing during which I managed

to avoid my partner’s toes.


She must have appreciated this fact, as…

a few minutes after we parted ways she returned

with this certificate from the Vienna Waltz Academy.

Well alright, alright….everyone who danced received one.   🙂

I must try to translate the text one day.



Word of the Day Challenge: Waltzing




I believe it takes commitment…

to get to this stage in one’s life…



30th Wedding Anniversary

And even more to make it to a 30th Anniversary

as we did a two, nearly three, years ago.


Perhaps some may think a hot air balloon ride

an odd way to celebrate an anniversary.

We loved it.


Word of the Day Challenge: Committment




I never thought I would get the chance

to use these photos…

A restaurant in Vienna has toilets/bathrooms

which are decorated with…

photo and the like from another era. 


Fairly tame stuff but certainly the

kinkiest toilet I have ever seen.

And yes I believe the ladies was similarly decorated.


Word of the Day Challenge: Kinky