a state or feeling of excited or anxious uncertainty
about what may happen.

I have heard it said that take off and landing

are the most dangerous parts of a flight.

While I enjoy flying, I am always happy

to hear the wheels being retracted

while the plane continues to climb

to cruising altitude.

At the other end a safe touchdown

is always a relief also.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Suspense




First up…

…the type of fence I think of when I hear the word.

A back gate into Geelong Grammar School.


That rather flimsy fence was all that

separated animals and visitors.

A sturdy Hobbiton Gate

A Westminster Abbey gate.

My favourite gate….Menin Gate,

Ypres, Belgium


Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Fences-n-Gates






drink alcohol and enjoy oneself with others
in a noisy, lively way.


The first rain we had during our European Holiday… 

was in Venice.

Rain (outside) gave us an ideal opportunity…


…to spend the afternoon carousing

with newly acquired friends


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Carouse





a young human being below the age of puberty
or below the legal age of majority.

A young person…

…appreciating the skills of

a Melbourne busker.



This young lady was brought out to entertain

a group of tourists in Brugge.

Five minutes after she commenced playing

there was no sign of her.

The guide and his small group

had also blended into the crowd.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Child




Outdoor settings for tourists…


and locals alike, in Arras, France.

Antique Tasmanian Blackwood

eight seat dining setting.

Restored value around $8,000

As is value $1,000.

Unfortunately no-one wanted it.


Picnic tables.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Tables-n-Chairs






Sea plane at Fairbanks, Alaska



British Airways departing Heathrow Airport.

Eiffel Tower



Burj Khalifa, Dubai.