One Liner Wednesday. 14/2/2018.

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One Liner Wednesday :Travel

Part of  LindaGHill‘s  One Liner Wednesday

It is better to travel well than to arrive.

Buddha

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One Liner Wednesday: Travel

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous

This is part of LindaGHill’s One-Liner Wednesday

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IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: FORESTS AND FARMS

Welcome  everyone  this  week  is  a little  different   we are  having  coffee  today  somewhere in  France. Don’t  worry  everything  is  as it  always  is  with tea  and coffee  from all over  the world not to mention all our cakes  and muffins  and  as Paul  calls  them sweets! Every single  one  is  calorie  free! Plus of course  we now have spirits  and liquors  to warm the coldest of  you.

If we were having  Coffee: I would ask  you what  has been going on in your world this week, has  anything  deeply affected  you, have  you need a sympathetic ear, a shoulder to cry  on or  just  needed someone  to make  you laugh! If  yes  feel free to talk it out  here  with us. We will all help if  we can.

Lets  join  everyone  here  and  all the  other  “IF  WE  WERE  HAVING  COFFEES”

If we were having Coffee: I would  remind  you  that  there  are lots of  other  coffee mornings  all shared  and organized  By  Diana  and  Gene’O  over at,Part time monster

If  we were having  coffee:  You  can  either  sit  inside this  beautifully  converted barn, it is  so  comfortable  and  beautifully  equipped or  we can sit outside  in  the huge garden  with  wonderful views  of  the  countryside, so  verdant  and lush, or  again  you can  sit  on  the  farmyard  side  and  see  the  farm buildings and  the  orchard, the  chickens and  the  Dove  Cote  which  dates  from  1539 there has  been  a  working  farm here  ever  since  that  date   when  Francis 1st  of  France  was  on  the  throne  and  Henry V111 was on  the  throne  of  England. In  fact  they  met  in  France  and  the  event  was  so colourful with  each  king  showing how  rich  he  was  that  it  was  called  The  Field  of Cloth  of Gold .

If  we were  having  coffee: I  would  tell  you  that  we  have  just  come in  from  a  wonderful  four  mile  walk,  from  the farm  through  fields  some  crops  and  some  with  cows in  to a  wonderful  forest  and it  was  a real  forest not  a  wood or  a copse. There  were  signs  up  saying beware  traps (  signs  in  french)  and  we had  to  walk  through  a  gate  in  an electric  fence.

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View from a picnic table of the lake.

There  are  deer  in  the  forest , sadly  we  did not  see  any …mind  you  they  are  big  and the males  have  huge  antlers… and  they are  very  nervous ! Well  we  almost  got  lost  but  eventually  we  found  a  lake  and  we  sat  for a  while  and  took in  the  view. Then  we  wandered  back  and  when  we  got  back  we  had  tea coffee  and  cake  of course!

If  we were  having  coffee: Last  week  we were in Normandy  and  the  weather  was  amazing  we  went out  every  day  visiting  Cathedrals  and  towns  and  villages  and  some  wonderful  Botanical Gardens. I lost  my  phone, I  had placed it on  the  boot  of  the car ( the  trunk  if  you are  an  American)  and  then jumped in  the  car  forgetting  about the phone…… bye  bye phone. I  did  not  realize  until  we  got  back  to  where  we were  staying  that it had  gone… so  we had  to  ring up  and  block  the phone  and  have  the  sim  killed!! Hassle  but it had  to  be  done! Hence  my  poem  about  the Lost  phone.

Here  are  some  photos  of  our  trip  so far.

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Botanical Surprises

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Flowers by a gate

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Evening lake

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Early morning farm

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View from the window above the sink

If we  were having  Coffee: I have  to  say  now  that  after  4hrs  travelling  across  France  in  at  points  torrential  rain and  the  walk  this  morning  I  am exhausted and  need  a rest so  I  shall love  you  and leave  you  all to  enjoy  I  am  putting  my  feet up  now  and  taking  in the  view  so  come  and  join  me  or  wander  over  to see Paul who is  over  at  Mark Bialczak   in Syracuse this  week  and  all this  month. Let us  see  what  they are  all discussing  ! It has  been lovely  as always  to have  you all here  and  I  hope,  as does  Paul  that  you will all join us here and  at Mark Bialczak ‘s again  next  week.

And of course  the

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE:  WEEKEND COFFEE SHARE

over at Part Time  Monster  and Gene’O’s

EvDaDaDec My day at Swan Lake

Up  early can’t  be late

This is the culmination of months of wait.

Sorting clothes what to wear it seems a strain.

Hurry make your mind up  we can’t  miss that  train.

 

Six of us  travelling up to town

On the train then underground!

We walked about  a mile

Had  lunch in a great pub..that made us smile.

 

Come girls hurry hurry

I want  to get to the ballet.

OH! my  what wonderful seats

So wonderful to watch those fleet  feet!

Mathew Bourne’s Swan Lake.

Homeward  bound, happy  and tired

All our senses have been fired!

Six  Ladies  been to town

Seen the Ballet … not  let down!

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Theme: All things travel

Proclaimers : The Proclaimers are a Scottish band composed of identical twin brothers Charlie and Craig Reid. They are best known for the songs “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)“,   Their song I’m gonna be, provides  our travel  theme  by walking 500miles.

Adam and the Ants : Adam and the Ants were a British rock band active during the late 1970s and early 1980s. The original group, which lasted from 1977 to 1982, became notable as a cult band during the transition from the … Wikipedia     They take us back to the days of stage coach travel.

W.H. Auden: Wystan Hugh Auden (/ˈwɪstən ˈhjuː ˈɔːdən/;[1] 21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973), who published as W. H. Auden, was an Anglo-American poet,[2][3] born in England, later an American citizen, regarded by many critics as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.[4] His work is noted for its stylistic and technical achievements, its engagement with moral and political issues, and its variety of tone, form and content.[5][6] The central themes of his poetry are love, politics and citizenship, religion and morals, and the relationship between unique human beings and the anonymous, impersonal world of nature. Wikipedia      This video “This is the night mail”   takes to the wonderful  era of the steam train

Magical Mystery Tour :

This article is about the Beatles’ EP and LP. For the song, see Magical Mystery Tour (song). For the film, see Magical Mystery Tour (film).  Magical Mystery Tour is a double EP and LP by the English rock group the Beatles, produced by George Martin, both including the six-song soundtrack to the 1967 film of the same name. The material was released in the United Kingdom on 8 December 1967 as a six-track double EP on the Parlophone label; in the United States the record, released on 27 November 1967, was an eleven-track LP compiled by Capitol Records, adding the band’s 1967 single releases.  It takes us to then next type of travel , the bus.

 

my white bicycle Nazarath :Nazareth are a Scottish hard rock band, founded in 1968, that had several hits in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s. Their track brings us to the bicycle!

Trains and boats and planes Dionne Warwick : Burt F. Bacharach (/ˈbækəræk/ bak-ə-rak; born May 12, 1928) is an American singer–songwriter, composer, record producer and pianist. A six-time Grammy Award winner[1] and three-time Academy Award winner,[2] he is known for his popular hit songs and compositions from the late 1950s through the 1980s, many with lyrics written by Hal David as part of the duoBacharach and David. WellBurt Bacharach  wrote the song but Dionne Warwick sang this version mentioning  all or well most of our modes of travel,

Road to Hell Chris Rea : Chris Rea (/ˈrə/ ree; born Christopher Anton Rea, 4 March 1951)[1] is an English singer-songwriter, recognisable for his distinctive, husky voice and slide guitar playing.[2] The British Hit Singles & Albums stated that Rea was “one of the most popular UK singer-songwriters of the late 1980s. He was already a major European star by the time he finally cracked the UK Top 10 with his 18th chart entry; ‘The Road to Hell  which brings us singularly  to the car.

Chaiyya Chaiyya :  “Chaiyya Chaiyya” (English: [walk] in shade) is an Indian song from the 1998 Hindi film Dil Se.. directed by Mani Ratnam. The song was composed by A.R. Rahman, written by Gulzar, and sung by Sukhwinder Singh and Sapna Awasthi. It quickly became popular upon release and its music video gained the same status, partly because it was filmed on a moving train. The Urduversion of the song is called “Chaiyya Chaiyya”, while the Tamil version is called “Thaiyya Thaiyya”. This is not only about travelling  on a train it is the most wonderful song and video , it always lifts my mood!

Led Zeppelin Stairway to heaven : “Stairway to Heaven” is a song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released in late 1971. It was composed by guitaristJimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant for the band’s untitled fourth studio album (often referred to as Led Zeppelin IV). It is often referred to as one of the greatest rock songs of all time.[2][3][4]   Wikipedia      The travel is really in the groups name Zeppelin   but they are on a stairway going to heaven. 

Gerry and the Pacemakers : “Ferry Cross the Mersey” (sometimes written Ferry ‘Cross the Mersey) is a song written by Gerry Marsden. It was first recorded by his band Gerry and the Pacemakers and released in late 1964 in the UK and in 1965 in the United States. It was a hit on both sides of the Atlantic, reaching number six in the United States[2] and number eight in the UK.[3] The song is from thefilm with the same name and was released on its soundtrack album. In the mid-1990s a musical theatre production also titledFerry Cross the Mersey related Gerry Marsden’s Merseybeat days; it premiered in Liverpool and played in the UK, Australia, and Canada.  This beautiful song takes to  the water travel and the Ferry. This too is one of my most favourite songs.

And now  my last  but one video a travelling show ! and who else but a remastered and remade Cher!!!!

Elton John: Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer-songwriter, composer, pianist and occasional actor. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date. Wikipedia   The song “Passengers ” refers  to those who travel.

Mary and Jo part 1

Jo and  Mares had to go it was a government decree. So they packed their things as they could not disagree. It took then longer than Jo hand planned and they could not find a room to stay so finally they pulled up outside “The Grand” Hotel on Blue Jay Way.

It wasn’t in their price range but nowhere had any rooms. Jo hoped Mares’ smile would swing it plus the fact she was in full bloom.

He helped her off the scooter and followed her inside. Jo found a seat for Mares, the girl at the desk smiled and sighed. Fingers crossed behind his back Jo approached the desk his best smile ready he asked if they had somewhere Mares could rest. The look upon the receptionists face was pleasant but she had no space.

Mares was just too tired

Mares was so very tired in fact she fell asleep. Jo ask if they had somewhere that she could have a proper sleep.The lady at the desk still did not relent. Then the security man said there was his room, for Jo that was heaven sent .

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