Going up

I have stretched the meaning of Ascend for this week’s photo challenge from the Daily Post. Ascend means to go up. Christmas decorations have been going up in many places. Ours at home were put up on Wednesday, when the temperature rose slightly so that the loft was not such an unappealing place to enter.

In shopping malls they have already been up for weeks. Here are two I took in November. I had not even ascended by escalator having entered the mall on the first floor level. (US readers might count that as the second floor: we have ground floor, first floor and so on.)

 

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In which I was cheeky

This week the photo challenge from the Daily Post is Cheeky .

Cheeky characters
Cheeky characters

I spotted these cheeky characters and others at the August Bank holiday weekend. I was cheeky enough to ask them if I could take a photo and post it on the internet. I have no idea who they were, but they were just doing this for fun. I also cheekily joined in a conversation between a child and an adult, who were both right about which animals they had seen!

Finding serenity on a road trip

Travelling on motorways is not most people’s idea of a way to find peace or serenity. However in some places there are motorway services, which provide a real refuge from the hurly-burly of life.

One such place is the Killington Lake services in Cumbria. It is quite an exposed location and was windy and chilly even in August. (Our British summer was not very warm this year.)

Killington Lake
Killington Lake
View from a picnic area
View from a picnic area

The photo challenge from the Daily Post is Serene.