Sunday, 2 August 2015

Which Way?


Sorry for the silence and I hope everyone's having a good summer!  I am in a very thoughtful mood at the moment and not feeling like writing,  but I'll be back soon.

The picture, by the way, was taken on the border of Italy and Slovenia, just outside Trieste.  I didn't have any idea where ANY of these destinations were, so of course it didn't matter which way I went!

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  1. Looks like the picture illustrates your state of mind? Hope you're ok.

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    1. Thank you, Jo, and yes, I am absolutely fine. Just thoughtful :)

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  2. I hope your reflections bring you to some peace and contentment, Jenny. I like this photo very much. Sometimes not knowing the destination can be liberating.

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    1. If you are not in a hurry it can be a lot of fun.

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  3. The above photo reminds me of my confused state of mind. I think it has to do with the summer heat.
    Silence and thoughtful moods are a luxurious (and necessary) escape from the chaos that so often surrounds us. Enjoy yourself!

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  4. It seems that people get so confused by the whereabouts of Sgonico Zgonik that they need not just one signpost but two. At least they're both pointing in the same direction....

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    1. A blessing, as you say :D however I wasn't going there so I don't really know :D

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  5. Be good to see you on your return....my father took me to Trieste a few times in my teens,but as we travelled by train we had no need to work out the road signs.

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    1. Why did your father take you to Trieste? I am just interested. I know many people are in love with the place, and it is indeed wonderful, but there is also something extra about it, isn't there? As I said to Joanne below, we did get out to that area by an extremely ancient funicular., part of the public transport system

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  6. The infrastructure leave something to be desired, but the grounds are orderly, with a roguish touch of debauchery in the weed climbing the stop sign. I'd call it a nice corner. I hope the local politics are, too.

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    1. It was a pretty nice place, Joanne, but quite on the borders, and an area where the townspeople tended to retreat when they got tired of other folk. It was pleasantly rustic, safe and a fascinating ride from the centre of Trieste by a vintage funicular tram that must have been diong the trip for 100 years!

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  7. Oh My Goodness, I love this photo.
    I hope you are having a quiet and lovely summer.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Yes, I am making the most of sunshine, Parsnip, something you get a lot of ... but we don't get in the same quantities here....

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  8. I hope your batteries get recharged and you come back to us. Take care.

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  9. A crossroads? I hope all is well, Jenny. Looks like someone has crashed into that wall. I remember Trieste from my history - but that's it! Nil illegitimus carborandum!

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    1. It is a bit of a crossroads, but one with several back lanes leading in other directions, I feel, Mike. Trieste does seem to have an extraordinary history. And thank you for the Latin good wish :)

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  10. Enjoy your pensive mood. Love your picture!

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  11. It looks like any direction you go, you will get somewhere! Hope you have a wonderful rest of the summer.

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    1. Very much like "Alice" discovered after speaking to the Cheshire Cat! :)

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  12. Wonderful picture. Happy Thoughtful Quiet Time!
    I look forward to your return as well.
    I love you banner photo. Everytime I see it I wonder what Sitting Cat will say. Today I think the cat says with a perfect cat attitude tone,"This ocean is mine." :)

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    1. Yes, it was a very striking cat, which is why I snapped it, and it seemed to me that it was saying "You do your thing and I'll do mine" !

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    2. and thank you for your kind wishes!

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  13. Enjoy your "thoughtful" time. In writing in a different vein fir the time being, so doing a lot of re-posting.

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    1. Yes, sometimes life just goes that way and then suddenly one changes back again.

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  14. I've just re-discovered your thoroughly entertaining blog and have been enjoying some of your older posts. It makes me want to visit the UK immediately!
    I hope you come back to your writing refreshed after your thoughtful period.

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    1. Thanks, Wendy, and I'm glad you're enjoying the back numbers :)

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  15. Jenny, just a note of thanks for providing me with the link to your Cairo post. It is fascinating and I enjoyed the photos (I've never been on a camel - - that would be fun).

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the post, Jon! Being on a camel is surprisingly easy. They look so uncomfortable but it's far easier than a horse.

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  16. Every now and then, it can be necessary and most helpful to take some time out for thinking rather than writing. Sometimes the two are nearly the same.

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    1. Often they are, and I guess you have put your finger on the fact that at present they are not the same for me. But I always get back to writing in the end.

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  17. What a confusion of road signs, Jenny. Enjoy you down time, and see you soon.

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  18. Stay thoughtful and only write when the muse comes.

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    1. Good advice and I'm hoping to follow it.

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  19. I know the feeling. My blogging has reduced to once a week since writing has become a chore.

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    1. I enjoy your blog, and I think that blogging can be something that ebbs and flows a bit, Valerie.

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  20. Which way to go? We visited Trieste last October (although I never got round to blogging about it). Very atmospheric and interesting part of the world, neither one thing nor the other. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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    1. A very unusual place, isn't it? I enjoyed it a lot.

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    1. Just as it happens, that is the way I went and it was correct. :) But by accident.

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  22. Hope all is well there. The signs kind of gave me a chuckle. At least they're all clearly marked.

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    1. Yep, all is OK. I didn't need a single one of those signs, just one that wasn't there:)

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  23. That's difficult to see directions without knowing where they're showing you to. Have a grest summer too.

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    1. Thanks! I am doing my best to make the most of the sunshine too.

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  24. It looks to me like Dr. Seuss invented those place names! ;-)

    I hope that you're doing okay, and simply having a fallow season while you regenerate your creativity.

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    1. That is very much like it. I'm fine but just need to think a while.

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  25. I know the truth about your silence, Jenny! You followed the wrong sign and got lost...or found a wonderful place to chill out in for a while. :)

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    1. I've been spending some time chilling with a book, Lee, even though it is only on my back balcony :)

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  26. Wow, there are so many signs and none I would understand. Toss a coin? Summer silence seems to have affected lots of bloggers. Everyone needs a break from time to time.

    Darla

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    1. I didn't understand any of the signs either but I did know that the one I wanted wasn't there...!

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  27. I tried thinking once but it hurt and I never tried it again. I wish you good thoughts.

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    1. Thank you Graham, they are on the whole good thoughts, but thinking seems to be getting harder and harder. Or perhaps I'm just a bit mentally lazier!

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  28. Lovely picture. Hope you are OK, Jenny. x

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    1. Yes I am fine, but thank you for asking, Pat. I just need to reflect a bit.

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  29. Hello Jenny,
    Enjoy your break from blogging and hope you have a great summer.
    It is one of our best in a long time and lots more fun and adventure promised.
    Helen xx

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    1. I have really been enjoying taking time out, Helen, and when the sun is shining it is even better.

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  30. I used to work at an office in a little town called Bothell. As you approached the town from the east, there were three green and white road signs, obviously govt. issue. One pointed left, one pointed right, and one pointed straight ahead. Fortunately I already knew where I was going so I didn't have to rely on the signs! :)

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    1. Oh dopey me - I forgot to say that all three signs said "Bothell" on them. So you could just take your pick and go any direction you liked.

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  31. I'll eagerly await your return! What a charming sign!

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  32. Sorry, folks, but as of today I am unable to get a response out of the "reply " button for individual comments. Canadian Chickadee, Jeanie. Hopefully it will sort itself out soon. But all comments are always appreciated!

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    1. I've been having that problem too Jenny but it seems to cure itself on a re-load of the blog.

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  33. I have been down that road myself even though it was on another contenant. I hope you are able to find the right pathway for you. Take care, Jenny. You will be missed in the interim.

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  34. I totally GET the need for retreat. Have fin exploring. See you again when it's right.

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  35. Looks like I'm not the only one whose been taking some time away from the blog universe. Hope the time for reflection is helping.

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  36. I just saw beautiful pictures of Ljubljana, Slovenia, on a blogger’s post and the area looks charming. I hope your summer keeps you happy and rested.

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  37. However, somewhere in my hidden Paris, you did not see any sign.

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  38. With so many paths to choose from I suspect I would be frozen to the very pretty spot.
    I hope your reflections are smooth.

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  39. take care!

    rest well.

    and have fun. :)

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