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…

As I am away, I may not be able to move your pieces to this page regularly but you can read the other entries by clicking through as usual.

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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

Blinking Tyneside 

On a recent trip to Newcastle, we were lucky enough to be staying near the Blinking Gateshead Bridge tiltlingBridge. It was built to celebrate the Millennium and that is it’s official title but when it is raised, it looks like an eye blinking and you know how we love nicknames!

Hubby took his camera and I hope you agree they provide a suitable entry for this week’s theme of ROY G BIV over at the Daily Post  

If you were expecting a story about a person you will be disappointed. The letters represent the colours of the rainbow – Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet. At night a rainbow of colours shines on the bridge so you just have to wait to see your favourite!

P1010358 P1010356P1010352


100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#156

The weather isn’t behaving as it should do given the longest day. I’m off to Philadelphia on Saturday and have been chatting with folks I will be meeting up with. We are coming from different parts of the world so coming from different seasons. So, I thought you might be able to get some good writing from this fabulous photograph taken by Thomas Zimmerman. It was taken in Grinnell, Kansas City on 27th May. You can see more of Thomas’ work HERE

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  1. Storm Chaser
  2. Encompassing darkness
  3. Not again!
  4. Tornado
  5. Brief encounter
  6. Sarah’s Unavoidable Pain
  7. Don’t you dare
  8. One last move
  9. Fear not the wind