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Eleven O’Clock Shenanigans In Plaza Catalunya

by Becky on February 14, 2013

in Fun, Travel

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If one of the definitions of BFF is “A high-spirited someone with whom you can be endlessly silly,” then Miss Lavender and Miss Primrose certainly fit the bill.  Someday, years from now, they’ll look back at this immortal photo and think, “Ahh, Doppelganger Day! Good times!”

Cool, no?–when you and your many selves can get crazy with your friend and her many selves. Especially in a venue as perfect as Plaza Catalunya!

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What’s Behind Door No. 1?

by Becky on October 15, 2012 · 1 comment

in Books, Travel

Aaron snapped these pictures of the doors of Badalona, a town north of here, and I can’t help but think that behind any one of them is some glorious parallel universe bristling with color and tension and odd & wonderful characters of all sorts.Badalona_Doors_2823

Coolest thing, no?–step across the threshold, and voila!

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I keep asking my kids to collaborate with me on a middle grade novel.  They’ll create the characters, and we’ll write the story together.  I’ve invited them to think of a character who wants one thing more than anything else in the world.  And what is that One Thing?  And what obstacles prevent our Main Character from realizing her dream? (We’re into girl power.)  Through one of these curious doors she might go . . .

Which one do you like best?

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More important:  behind which one does the best story wait?

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If someone didn’t snap a picture of it, did it really happen?

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Yes, the Mercat Boqueria on Las Ramblas in downtown Barcelona is happening!  Take a look!  Mr. Silas, the photographer, has an eye for the cool, the colorful, and the savory.  He probably had more fun than any of us.  Check out his photo artistry on his blog, www.gooseandgadgets.com.

It’s tough being the youngest of four siblings, all of whom have big personalities.  But with his camera ready to go, he gets to tell his own story about the day.  Smoothies, anyone?  Candy?  Nuts dusted in cocoa powder?  If your mouth isn’t watering, then you just ate.

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Hey. Guys. Bratislava Is Hot!

by Becky on July 23, 2012

in Fun

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So we dock in Bratislava, Slovakia and set off, all of us, to discover the city.  The roiling summer heat nearly scares us back to our air conditioned cruise ship, but we persevere.  And hey!–the city brings out the kid in everyone!  The camera loves my kids loving this place.
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  • Bratislava - Tessa and Millay goofing off Bratislava - Tessa and Millay goofing off Bratislava - Tessa and Millay goofing off
  • Bratislava - Tessa and Millay on side street Bratislava - Tessa and Millay on side street Bratislava - Tessa and Millay on side street
  • Bratislava - Tessa and Millay as ballerinas Bratislava - Tessa and Millay as ballerinas Bratislava - Tessa and Millay as ballerinas
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  • Bratislava - Tessa on lamp post 2 Bratislava - Tessa on lamp post 2 Bratislava - Tessa on lamp post 2
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  • Bratislava - Millay at door Bratislava - Millay at door Bratislava - Millay at door
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  • Bratislava - Tessa and Millay another ballerina pose Bratislava - Tessa and Millay another ballerina pose Bratislava - Tessa and Millay another ballerina pose
     

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