Sunday, September 18, 2011

SOOC Sunday: In A Bubble

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For Straight Out Of the Camera Sunday

The past week I’ve been kind of in a bubble of my own. Might have exhausted myself last weekend, might have been a virus of some kind, might just have been the awful weather – or all three combined. Anyway I was feeling ill, and while the rainstorm raged outside, shut myself in for four whole days; until the sun came back out on Friday.

Yesterday the yellow smiley in the sky was still shining, and I decided to walk into town for a bit of shopping. What was I thinking. Turned out to be one of those Saturdays when the town was full of “goings on”. Streets I had intended to cross back and forth over turned out to be roped off for a race, busses were sent on detours, the sidewalks crowded with spectators, market stands in unexpected places…

I should have foreseen it, because there had been an ad or two in the newspaper. But I had not quite gathered how much would be going on…

So I had not even brought my ‘proper’ camera, because what I had in mind was trying on clothes; not to hang around in the streets watching people… Hmm… When shall I ever learn?

But I did have my mobile, so of course I could not resist the kids  having fun in the plastic bubbles on the river!

Today back to grey skies and headaches; more rain on the way. Maybe I should get me one of those bubbly things? ;)

13 comments:

  1. These are really fun. How do they get them in? I wouldn't mind a go myself. A good job you went out.

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  2. Adrian, they let the kids in while the ball was deflated and then filled it up with air. I guess there must be a watertight zipper.

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  3. only one day of sunshine, so sorry. hope you feel better today. those are wild and wacky bubbles, at first i thought what if they got stuck out in the middle, but i think i see a rope tied to it.

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  4. Hi!
    Looks like lots of fun. But I'd worry about one breaking and being stuck in the river. Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    Food for Thought
    http://100sweets.blogspot.com/2011/09/sooc.html

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  5. Wow I like that bubble thing. But don't see myself to be inside lol. ^_^

    SOOC

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  6. I would never have known these were taken with a mobile, they are excellent!!! Oh, I think that would be so much fun for kids, but I would get so dizzy and bumped around!

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  7. This is so cool....looks like lots of fun...

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  8. Our bubbles are called Zorbs, that is not Swedish is it? Though the Kiwis claim they invented it.

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  9. Ann, I've never heard of Zorbs but I also have no idea if we have another name for it here. I've never seen one before. I doubt we invented them. If the Kiwis claim to, I'm not going to dispute it! ;)

    Btw - I also would never consider getting into one myself, unless it would seem the only way to escape a Flood reminding of the days of Noah...!

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  10. That does look like fun! Glad you had your mobile and could catch these shots to share with us. Glad you're feeling better, too!

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  11. Just trying to catch up. Wonderful bubbles - Ann's right in that they are popular in New Zealand though whether the Kiwi's invented it or not I don't know. But I blogged about it in 2008 at A Hebridean in New Zealand - New Year's Day 2008

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