Word-of-Day-Challenge-Delight

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delight

please (someone) greatly.
“an experience guaranteed to delight both young and old”

In October 2016 it was a delight to take…

High Tea in the

Burj Al Arab’s

Sky View Bar

(200 metres above sea level, on the 27th floor)

and…

 

 

watch the sun setting over

The Palm Jumeirah,

in Dubai.

 

 

 

30th Wedding Anniversary

For our Thirtieth Wedding Anniversary

MGW booked us a hot air balloon ride

over Melbourne.

Last year another delightful surprise with

First Class Dining aboard

The Q Train

This year it was High Tea at

the Langham Hotel

in Melbourne.

All experiences could only be described

as delightful outings.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Delight

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About two years before our 2013 safari to South Africa

we were told of High Tea at the Bur Al Arab in Dubai.

At the ninth hour our trip to the Serengeti via Dubai

was changed to Kruger National Park

in South Africa.

No Dubai, unless a long detour!

It took us another three years before we had

any hope of being anywhere near Dubai.

We decided to spend a few nights in Dubai,

the Burj Al Arab is well out of our price range,

and the first thing we did was book the

Burj Al Arab High Tea

as one of our outings.

Fast forward to last week,

and MGW had book us High Tea

in  Melbourne as a

Wedding Anniversary outing.

All served on Wedgewood china…

the experience was a little different

to the Burj Al Arab…

however, both experiences

had delicious endings.

And better yet Melbourne provided us with

a teapot of freshly made tea to wash it all down.

THEN, I had to find another notch in my belt.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Delicious

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Delicious

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Delicious

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Delicious

 

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in 2016 we interrupted out journey home from Europe

with a few days in Dubai, where…we enjoyed a Dubai Creek Dinner Cruise…

 

a desert safari…


dinner and entertainment.

However, the highlight of our visit…

was admiring the interior of

and a wonderful High Tea experience in

The Sky View Bar…


of the Burj Al Arab.

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Wits End Weekly Prompt:  Journey-Home

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-August-Words-Yr3

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Words from all over.

After a hearty breakfast our hosts thought we required

further fortification about two hours down the road. 

We soon cut back on hearty breakfasts

not so much to eat this food,

rather just to cut back in intake.

I hope this fits the definition of designer chic.

It’s part of the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai.

 

As we cruised Glacier Bay this year we all

watched these ‘small’ pieces of ice

floating past the ship.

It wasn’t until I heard someone comment

on the length and size of a piece that I began

to think  of ‘the tip of the iceberg‘.

Then I saw one piece of ice which was

not moved by the ships bow wave.

Definitely 90% submerged!

 

  This chunk of ice is a bit longer than some

and I only discovered the seals this morning. 

Adult Alaskan seals are 5-6 feet long and tip the scales

at 180-285 pounds or 80-130 kilograms. 

My  guesstimate is that this small piece of ice

is around 20 feet long with much

more submerged than we see here.

I think all agree that this is the

embodiment of a prehistoric creature

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Thursday’s Special: August Words-Yr3

One Word Photo Challenge-Sale

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In my youth I always thought that a ‘Sale’ sign

meant all items were selling at reduced prices

Not the case though, is it?

I cannot remember where I saw this plate of goodies,

but there is every chance it was on a holiday,

or special occasion,

and we did pay through the nose for the privilege.

But the plate of goodies was for sale…at a price!

We did not put our hands in our pockets for this gondola ride.

At least not on the day.

However, I think it would be a safe bet to say

the gondoliers received payment for services

from Trafalgar Tours.

Monies which we paid Trafalgar.

I call this the sail…different spelling though.

What the Burj Al Arab had for sale was High Tea.

A three-hour experience which,

while not as affordable as a daily coffee,

was well worth every cent of its selling price.

That three hours did not include time spent

purchasing new clothes befitting

the occasion and the venue.

Even my photos are for sale…at a price.

However, I don’t think I will ever be known for my photos.

I participated in an Arts Trail weekend in March

and displayed some photos in previous art shows.

I discovered that having a piece of art for sale

and having it sold are poles apart.

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One Word Photo Challenge: Sale

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-November-Words

November Words

Two dormant pups.

       I think salubrious would be

a great adjective to describe

the Burj Al Arab.

       An earmarked rhinoceros.

       

Schönbrunn Palace was certainly owned by influential people of the era.

      A fun-loving… 

Red Headed Weaver from our

Botswana travels.

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Thursday’s Special: November-Words