Perspective Monday

Château-Thierry - Champagne France
@Inlemay (16542)
South Africa
July 11, 2016 2:27am CST
Right ! - Perspective is needed otherwise i am going to drive myself insane with all the thoughts of 'WHAT IF' drumming around in my head. Although I am not really an envious person by nature, I do have the feelings of "Wish I was there" when I read about friends traveling all over the country side and the world, because I am a "travel addict" by heart! Monday presents itself with a new To-do list and I have to get cracking because it only gives me a few hours until its Tuesday. M&M . . . that is Myself and Mecé are going to have a breakfast out and some shopping as well. My hubby is leaving on a two week fishing expedition along the eastern coast of the country and with tongue in cheek I must say - Thank heavens for the break it allows me! The first-aid-kit needs to be upgraded and filled with any new drugs he might need while away. A few other smaller items must be bought as they are fishing in a very remote area where there are no shopping facilities. Luckily he got his permit on Saturday, so that's sorted. To all of the followers that left their calling cards over the week-end - Thank YOU - I shall get back to you soon and I must say that my bank rolled just fine in my absentia. I am saving for my ticket to the UK - so every little penny helps! My friend who lives in Belgium visited the Champagne Valley yesterday and took some photos of their picnic on the grass at the Château-Thierry. How wonderful for them to be able to meander short distances and see such marvels. She sent me this photo for my album and to tease me to come and visit again! The tease worked and I am trying like crazy to save enough for a visit next year. Then lastly I want to say congratulations to Portugal for winning the UEFA cup in Paris last night - it was an awful game to watch - boring as hell and lucky for Portugal their substitute Eder scored in the 2nd half of the extra time (probably the best 30 seconds of the game). Strangely more news reports on Ronaldo - who's Ronaldo I say? Sorry France - I was rooting for the Roosters in Blue, but they never delivered. It seems that Germany took too much out of the French team in the Semi's, as they were as flat as ever! Happy Monday everyone!
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@topffer (34126)
• France
11 Jul 16
Beautiful little castle. You cannot have everything : I am sure that your country is better for fishing than France. The main river here is polluted, and there is a prefectoral decree every 100 m telling that fishing is allowed but that fishes cannot be eaten and have to be put back in the river. I watched the match yesterday, and I was preparing myself to go outdoors for the after match (after the match against Germany last Thursday the ambiance in the streets was completely mad), but I made some savings with the victory of Portugal.
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
11 Jul 16
I am sorry France lost. So what was your take on the play of the players?
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@topffer (34126)
• France
11 Jul 16
@Inlemay I am not an expert, and I had not watched any match of the Portugal team before yesterday. The two teams seemed to have the same value for me, and even if I am deceived by the result, I prefer that Portugal won during the match than during a penalty shootout.
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
12 Jul 16
@topffer yes that is a fair outcome as penalty shootouts is unfairly placed on the goalie.
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@responsiveme (16053)
• India
11 Jul 16
You got your perspectives right
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
11 Jul 16
I have to otherwise it will be a disastrous Monday
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@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
11 Jul 16
Happy Monday to you also. I like to travel around the area I live in and see what the State has to offer. I didn't watch the game you are talking about. That is a beautiful picture of Château-Thierry.
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
12 Jul 16
It's a very inviting picture.
@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
12 Jul 16
@Inlemay Very inviting indeed I love the looks of it and how well kept up it is.
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
12 Jul 16
@Marcyaz all the garden in France look like this - They are fanatical about their countryside
@bwjsdems (498)
• New Zealand
11 Jul 16
We are planning a trip to Vancouver next year for a friends wedding. Not sure if we can pull it off logistically but I;m hoping!
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
11 Jul 16
do some good planning and Canada will be waiting for you - how far is the travel flight to Canada - i know that flying from SA to NZ or Canada is almost 18 hours if not longer
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@bwjsdems (498)
• New Zealand
12 Jul 16
@Inlemay Sounds like about 13 + hours. It's arranging for someone to look after the kids that has me worried.
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
12 Jul 16
@bwjsdems yes it can be very very long for the children - I never traveled long stints like that when my children were small.
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• United States
11 Jul 16
what a beautiful estate :) i hope that'cher able to go there fer holiday next year, hon. i'm more'f a homebody i reckon, perhaps too many miles spent drivin' these highways'n back roads? then 'gain, there's many places i'd love to witness firsthand abroad. a dream that'll most likely not come to be, but still nice to think'f such a possibility. i'm with ya, feel the same when the hubs goes huntin'. shame such aint fer 2 weeks't a time, lol. i could sure put that separation to great use 'n he'd be none the wiser 'til he pulled'p to our place
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
12 Jul 16
When the cats away, the mice will play.
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• United States
12 Jul 16
@Inlemay oh, i'd not be playin'! i'd be hirin' me a crew'f strappin' young fella's to haul off lots'f the junk the hubs's got all o'er the place. put all that's usable off to the side'f the short barn'n outta my pasture fer starts. 'n then, if'n time allowed? we tackle those messes 'f garages :D
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
12 Jul 16
@crazyhorseladycx is that not a kind of mouse play anyway? I love your idea of some strapping young men.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jul 16
That is a beautiful photo. I always feel like I should be driving my harness ponies on such beautiful grass - but I'd probably get shot. :)
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
12 Jul 16
Those lanes are so nviting. I am sure your ponies would think so too.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jul 16
@Inlemay I'm sure they're just made for horses and carriages.
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
12 Jul 16
@JudyEv In France anything is possible, I just know that No driving beyond the gate.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
11 Jul 16
I know precisely what you mean because I become envious when I keep reading about people travelling to many different places. The UK should be an interesting trip and I believe that Gary Marsh has visited the country once.
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
12 Jul 16
Ha ha, I hope you are back safe and sound. Gary has been everywhere it seems.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
12 Jul 16
@Inlemay Yes and he has the audacity to call me a holiday lover. I shall be setting out for the airport in about 40 minutes.
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
12 Jul 16
@Asylum safe travels. See you at home.
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@Jessicalynnt (47854)
• Centralia, Missouri
11 Jul 16
I get that now and then too, esp since right now we cant afford to do, well anything
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
12 Jul 16
One day it will happen again, just get over this big hump. X
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• Centralia, Missouri
13 Jul 16
@Inlemay very true
@dodo19 (32867)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
11 Jul 16
It does seem like quite a bit going on. I'd love to be able to travel a bit but at the moment that's not possible. So in the meantime I wait and I save.
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
12 Jul 16
Saving is what I do too while I wait for my next opportunity.
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@dodo19 (32867)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
12 Jul 16
@Inlemay Always a good idea. I don't think saving really hurt anyone.
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@jaboUK (53922)
• United Kingdom
11 Jul 16
I hope you have regained your perspective and enjoy your shopping. Football doesn't interest me at all.
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
12 Jul 16
Well the to-do list got done and then a issue arose which put me back to my curmudgeon state. Oh bother!
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@sol_cee (15428)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
11 Jul 16
Capping a perspective Monday with sports news.
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
11 Jul 16
Just because I can!
@xFiacre (4431)
• Ireland
11 Jul 16
@inlemay We're saving for a trip too, destination yet to be decided. Somewhere cold I'm hoping.
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
11 Jul 16
The saving is the most difficult of things and hoping that what you have saved is enough to thoroughly enjoy the holiday
• Dhaka, Bangladesh
6 Aug 16
Its too long,btw happy every day..
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@SophieY (857)
• South Africa
27 Jul 16
That is a stunning photo
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@MALUSE (40095)
• Germany
6 Aug 16
You are a sports buff, aren't you?