Ailsa’s theme: Couples #2

I was out and about at one of our local malls yesterday, and still had Ailsa’s “Couples” theme in my mind.

I used to be a very shy person, but these days I’m much braver. I did however surprise myself yesterday. I saw a father and his teenage son walking towards the mall from the car park. The young man’s shoes just seemed to wave at me; they were a couple of beauties, so I chased after them, and just inside the door, I asked, “Please can I photograph your shoes for my blog?” The son looked bemused, but his dad was so proud that someone wished to take a pic of them, so he positioned him nicely, and made him put his feet neatly together for the occasion. I snapped them, and they actually thanked me! You have to admit that they are quite different. 😆

Emboldened by my successful attempt as a roving photographer, I followed this elderly couple who were pushing a stroller. I was eager to see what must surely be their cute little grandchild.

When I got in front of them, I saw that the baby was covered in white fur! The couple didn’t mind at all when I asked if I could photograph him, and his ‘mummy’ even asked him to smile for me, but he was not amused. 🙂

I’m afraid my next shot was rather sneaky, but I could hardly wake up this couple of sleeping beauties, or should I rather call them “Rip Van Winkles,” to ask their permission, now could I? 🙂

A bit further along, I saw a pair of REAL beauties on display. A couple of “His ‘n’ Hers” super luxury autos. Hubby and I couldn’t agree on who should have the Rolls and who should have the Bentley, so we ended up not buying them. 😦

Then of course if one is looking for a really nice pair. there’s always the ‘Victoria’s Secret’ storefront.

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I’m so glad we’re a couple.

Ailsa’s travel theme this week, is “Couples.”

I’ve been a bit distracted for the past few days, as the other half of one of the most important couples in my life, has been in hospital undergoing an operation to replace discs in her neck. How inconsiderate of my darling sister to wait until I was so far away, before subjecting herself to the surgeon’s knife. I have been with her in spirit, and even dreamed about her on Thursday night, waking up on Friday with an extremely sore and stiff neck. 🙂 Anyway,  thanks to Skype and Whatsapp, I’ve kept in constant touch with her and my brother-in-law. She’s come through it amazingly well, and is being allowed home today. She has never lost her sense of humour through it all, and yesterday I got this message from her. “Hi sister. Feeling fine. Bloody uncomfortable neck brace to be worn for 3 weeks, along with very unglamorous surgical stockings. Not  a pretty sight! At least I’ve got lipstick and mascara on, and Chanel No. 5.” That’s definitely my sister talking! 😀

Here we are, the pair of us. I’m so glad that she and I are a ‘couple’.

We’ve known one another for over 60 years;  have played, fought, laughed and cried together. I have a fridge magnet photo of us , which has the caption, “Sisters by chance; friends by choice. “ We have such different personalities, but are the best of friends, and get along famously. Here we are dancing and chatting at my 40th anniversary party.

Love her to bits.

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