WHERE I WISH I WERE RIGHT NOW

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THIS IS WHERE I AM.

AND HAVE BEEN.

WITHOUT END.

SINCE FOREVER.

(IT SEEMS.)

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THIS IS WHERE I’D LIKE TO BE.

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IT’S IN MADEIRA.

IT’S VERY LUXURIOUS.  AND ENGLISH. AND EXPENSIVE.

CHURCHILL AND GEORGE BERNARD SHAW ONCE STAYED THERE.

WE WERE THERE TOO.

FOUR AND A HALF YEARS AGO.

FOR A WEEK.

I FOUND A SPECIAL RATE FOR THE ROOMS AT THE TOP.

OUR ROOM WAS TINY.

(THAT’S WHY THE SPECIAL RATE.)

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BUT DESPITE THE ROOM SIZE,

ALL THE OTHER PERKS OF THE HOTEL WERE FREE.

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THERE WAS EVEN HIGH TEA.

(35 EUROS EXTRA)

WITH CLOTTED CREAM!

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YOU COULD TAKE A TAXI INTO TOWN TO LOOK AROUND.

(WE DID.)

IMG_0540IMG_0545IMG_0546YOU COULD ALSO TAKE A HALF-DAY BUS TOUR

OF HALF THE ISLAND.

(WITH A TOUR GUIDE.)

WE DID THAT, TOO.

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AND THEN ANOTHER HALF-DAY TOUR

OF THE OTHER HALF OF THE ISLAND.

(WITH ANOTHER TOUR GUIDE.)

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WE ATE DINNER IN A SUPERB ITALIAN RESTAURANT THAT COST A LOT.

(BUT WHAT THE HELL.

IT’S ONLY MONEY.)

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ANOTHER DAY WE WENT BACK INTO TOWN

TO BUY PRESENTS.

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THEN WE RAN OUT OF THINGS TO DO.

(IT’S A VERY SMALL ISLAND.)

WE JUST HUNG OUT.

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WE WERE BORED!

WE COULDN’T WAIT TO GET HOME AGAIN!

CAN YOU IMAGINE?

DO YOU SUPPOSE THEY STILL HAVE THAT SPECIAL RATE ON THOSE TEENY TINY ROOMS?

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4 thoughts on “WHERE I WISH I WERE RIGHT NOW

    • Well, the pictures weren’t exactly like being there. They were taken with my old instant camera before I had an iPhone. But I’m glad you enjoyed the “trip” anyway. That was the idea — for you, for me, for everyone to get away for a few moments. 🙂

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