In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge, which is Shiny. The following snap captures a thing not only very shiny but also extremely noisy—an annual local fair, which you get to experience very first-hand, when you happen to live just off the square.

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Posted by Mara Eastern

I'm a sardonic blogger, snapper, scribbler and rhymer; a virtual space invader who indulges in cheerful negativism, morbid self-deprecation and bleak humour.

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  1. That brings back happy memories from childhood!

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    1. It does, doesn’t it! Yet, we see it in a different light as adults…

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      1. I think that I still would enjoy it, were it not for incidents of vertigo in my old age. I like the loud noises of children and machinery, if not the heat and dust of late summer.

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        1. You’d love it here if you like noises of children and carousels! I didn’t much enjoy it, but at the end of the weekend, I got used to it and didn’t mind so much. I think I might enjoy some of the rides still too, but no more wild rides for me either, though I used to like them as a kid.

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          1. A couple of houses down from us lives a larger family with a dog…and a large netted trampoline in the back yard. I enjoy listening to the sounds of the children playing. And watching the kids try to perform skateboard stunts on our somewhat uneven surfaced road. I wouldn’t mind more activities.

            I must admit that I enjoyed climbing onto the elephant (or, alternately, camel) and riding the horses at the fair when I was young. Really liked the ferris wheel and roller coaster…back then.

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          2. Sometimes the noises of other people are good to hear, especially when you’re feeling lonely. In such moments, I enjoy them too, but otherwise I’m a quiet person and prefer my environment to be quiet too…

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  2. My tummy won’t let me ride certain rides – bummer. Nice photo Mara! ❤️

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    1. I didn’t go to any rides really, I thought it was too expensive and not so much fun when you’re alone. I was happy just to snap a few photos and watch people screaming as the carousels were throwing them around 😀

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  3. Great photo, I love the colours….is that you riding in front of the lady in orange?

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    1. Oh no, it’s not me riding, I was safely on the ground taking the photo! I’m not really into carousels as I was when I was a kid. I guess one grows up…

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      1. Hmm yes in some aspects but its fun to retain some childlike aspects to ourselves…..adds to ones impish charm I think.

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        1. And impish charm is good, of course. I love this phrase! I should remember it and maybe steal it from you and use it myself at some point 😉

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          1. Please consider it yours…I’ll look for it in future posts…

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          2. Thank you! Will do!

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  4. And you run over every day for a ride with Ella in tow ?

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    1. I’m not sure which of us would be more sick on the rides, whether the cat or me!

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      1. I don’t go anywhere near them 😦

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        1. I did go near but not too near 😀

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