13.5.21

FOREIGN PARTS

 

FOREIGN PARTS

Stir-crazy doesn’t begin to describe it.

Day after day, month after month, stuck indoors with the same person, the weather too dreadful to venture out for more than essentials. Driving five miles for a vaccine jab was the most excitement I’d had all year.

So when the government relaxed the rules on foreign holidays, I was first through the travel agent’s door.

‘Where do you want to go, Madam?’

‘I don’t care – anywhere on the green list.’

And now I’m thoroughly lost - guess I should have added, ‘Somewhere I can read the signs.’

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Yet another street photo that, initially, only prompted a desire for a change of scene. But here we go with another bit of Flash Fiction. In fact, if circumstances allowed, I would pick somewhere I could use my Spanish before I forget it all! 

My husband and I are now fully vaccinated, and he's had his second cataract operation, so there's a faint possibility we might venture abroad this summer, even if it's only Across the Sea to Ireland - *cue song* - where my eldest child lives.

Thanks to Roger Bultot for the photo and to Rochelle, as always, for hosting Friday Fictioneers on her blog  https://rochellewisoff.com/

29 comments:

  1. Ahh! bad place to get lost! I hope you get found too! Good tale.

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    1. Even in a pandemic there is inspiration to be found!

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  3. South Sandwich Islands would be my destination of choice form that green list! Or, maybe leave it another year before going abroad!

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    1. I haven't actually studied the Green List, but a 2-3 hour flight would be my limit.

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  4. Great take Liz! I usually go long-haul once a year so I'm getting really itchy feet! If all fails, the Isle of Wight isn't too far for you or me!

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    1. I don't like long-haul flights, but I would brave one to visit my son and his family in Canada - I haven't seen them for nearly three years.

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  5. Good story Liz, nice ending.

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    1. Thanks, Wilts - and well done for breaking in!

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  6. when traveling, it's not always what you expect. just grin and bear it. :)

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    1. But one should also be careful when booking a holiday!

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  7. Tourist industry will make a killing when it opens up. People are going stir crazy.

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    1. I can live another year without going on a plane, especially if the queues to re-enter UK will be horrendous!

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  8. Dear Liz,

    We've all been there, haven't we? Cooped up. Your ending line left me grinning.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks, Rochelle - I am happy to have made some of you smile.

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  9. I laughed, that story feels so true. I'd like to travel again, too.

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  10. Yes, that place looks like it's only one for the insanely adventurous

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    1. Or those with more languages under their belt than my measly three!

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  11. Good story, Liz, and one I can surely relate to. I hope you travel to see your daughter in Ireland!

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  12. Lesson learned: Be specific :) Good story.

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  13. Ah! Last year was supposed to be a big travel year for the family. Now we will be lucky if they let us out next year.

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