Monday, 28 September 2015

Hotel + Favourite Colours

I am not a tourist, I'm a traveller. Travelled around parts of Australia. Hated making arrangements ahead, so just got the car and drove off. Got to drive past many of these signs. Alternative - sleep in the car. That's what came to mind (my husband's mind) in response to this week's EIM topic - Hotel.




Moo Mania & More have Favourite Colour Combination as the theme this fortnight. This is my favourite colour combination because it's on the flag of the country I call home, and this combination is very reassuring:
My watercolor version
About 10 years ago, I was in Copenhagen with a group of people from the US. We found ourselves in the Embassy/Consular area and I spotted the Aussie flag waving up ahead. To show off about what a top country I'm from, I declared loudly that "I will just do a quick stroll past my Australian embassy". As I approached, I realised it was the New Zealand flag. I quickly came running back, explaining I didn't want to be rude leaving everyone waiting for me. To this day, I hope no one noticed   :D

16 comments:

  1. Me too, I prefer sleeping in a tend or car. But I didn't know about these signs.

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    1. Hotels must be vacant when you drive past.

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  2. We used to do that sort of holiday when I was a child - I've seen a lot of beautiful Ontario. I've also seen many of those signs, usually when you are exhausted and hungry.

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  3. Love the inchie and sorry that you had to sleep in the car. Also i promise not to tell anyone about the embassy!

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    1. Loved all my travels. Yes please, don't tell anyone that I don't even know what my flag looks like :D

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  4. What a terrific inchie idea--love your artwork as well

    Chrissie xx

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  5. You always crack me up, Zoe :) I won't tell either LOL! I remember those signs too. Today, we have too many hotels and you don't see that sign much anymore. We just bought a trailer so we can just take our home with us!

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    1. Oh, how I'd love a trailer. I'd just live in one permanently. Yep, way to many motels and many are closing down.

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  6. I adore all your ideas Zoe!
    Super inchie and a fantastic Moo!
    Thank you for joining Moo Mania & More!
    oxo
    Susi

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  7. Great idea for your inchie, I too have slept in the car, with my son when he was 18 months old. He woke me up at 3 in the morning to tell me there were baa lambs outside.!!!!

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  8. Dear Zoe, it would be fabulous to see Australia, but we are so far from being done with America yet. Alas, our travels are much more structured as we have many miles to cover to go and see places. We need to leave more to serendipity, but would not give up any of our adventures for anything. The flag story is a riot. Surely your story is safe with me way over here. Have a brilliant day! c

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    1. It doesn't matter how you do it, you're doing it! US is as huge as Oz, needs many goes. Have fun whatever you do and don't confuse your flag :D

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