100 Word challenge for grown ups – Week#158

As you know, we have recently been to Philadelphia. I attended a conference but had plenty of time to do some sight seeing which I hope to blog about. One of our jaunts took us down Pine Street to the Old Pine Street Church which is one of the last Presbyterian buildings in Philadelphia. It has a historical colonial graveyard with flags of the old union alongside many of the graves.

This is our prompt for the week. As always, take it where you wish.


…The 13…

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An ‘All Sorts’ bench

For the month of July, Jude over at Travel Words is asking for pictures of benches with unusual details. I knew that this bench in Hamilton Gardens, New Zealand would have a chance to shine.


It appears to be made of stone but as there are all sorts of items pressed into it, maybe it was concrete. There was no explanation!


Maybe a technophobe sat here!


Or maybe just a magpie taking a rest from hoarding!

What would you commit to concrete and why? Do pop over to Jude’s and see what other amazing things folks have sat on!!



Take-away toilets! 

We recently visited a National Trust property and before setting off from the car park I thought I would make myself comfortable by spending a penny.

They were situated in a porta cabin but they announced that they were The Royal Flush!

IMG_6400 Now, I don’t know about you but I don’t like using these facilities really. They are often smelly with wobbly seats, no water and a ton of paper strewn across the floor but needs must so I ascended the stairs.

What a surprise!

It was a bit like a TARDIS experience. For those of you not familiar with Dr Who it is a building that appears small on the outside but when you enter it is much larger than expected. In this case it was much posher that my previous experience of these facilities. I was so taken with them that I had to take some photos!
IMG_6399Note the real toilet together with a flush! the floor was clean and notice the picture for decoration on the back wall.

Washing your hands, an activity often missing from the ‘old loos’ was a delight!

IMG_6398Running water, mirrors, soap and towels!

Definitely take away toilets with a difference!


100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#157


This week finds my on the ‘other side of the pond’ in Philadelphia. It is the home of the Liberty Bell, the birth place of the first American flag and where the Declaration of Independence was signed. I understand that we have to experience ‘a cheese steak’ which we may do when we go to our first base ball game!

So, what to give you this week? A little theme connection :

… at last we were free…

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  1. Strange dreams
  2. At last we were free
  3. Going nowhere
  4. No such thing as freedom
  5. Free at last
  6. Phylor’s Blog
  7. Freedom
  8. Uninvited
  9. Rough draft
  10. A new page
  11. Kimberlycooperblog