Hello Adventurers are you still hanging in there?
This is THE last post from NYC.
My bag is packed and full to almost overflowing. I have my ticket at the ready and in 24hrs time I will be winging my way home to Oz.....wish I could just click my heels three times and be there!!
I discovered a modern day Dorothy out and about in her red shoes at a weekend market.
I fear clicking her non existent heels together might cause an ankle injury at the very least.......
This morning I was up and out the door bright and early and determined to enjoy my last full day wandering around Greenwich Village. Taking note of the detail......colour, texture, pattern.
I was just going to snap away and enjoy the beautiful sunny morning.
Coffee was the required fuel along with an almond croissant, hehe...
and I found a cafe that makes it almost as good as the coffee I enjoy back home....
A good start don't you think?
If you're going to have a fence why not have a fancy one....
Shadow, shape and colour
Proof girls....this is the city that never sleeps.
But you all knew that didn't you?
A lovely spot to sit and watch the world go by
How could you not fall in love with one of these gorgeous
little fluff balls?....
Mind you the notice on the window advertising a Pug for sale might put you off at $1500.00!!
If you think all the interest is at street level..... then you are missing out.
Wait till you see what I spied a little further on!!
Thankfully, not still in use....at least not here.
Sometimes I wonder why we refer to the 'good old days' when
housework was so laborious....
Adam and Eve had it right...fig leaves.
Spill your soup on them, just throw them away and grab another off the tree, no ironing or washing!
Stopped off at a local thrift shop to see if I could spy any treasures.
The only one I found was already taken, boohoo....
The real deal..
Decorated doorsteps for Fall or otherwise.
A pot plant and a bit of TLC make all the difference.
I think someone was having a sale on these 'mums'..
Now this doorstep looked stunning and it's no more than 4 pots of mums? and 2 pumpkins, but the colours!!
It's all in the detail!
Initially I took this pic because of the orange Vespa but when I uploaded them it seemed quite an amusing little scene......
In my mind it goes like this.
"Hmm, should I park next to the Big Boys?" she asks herself
Maybe she was feeling a little intimidated...
Then some guy on his scooter stops, maybe he's a friend.
"It's OK, at least your scooter's got an engine..."
"If anyone should be feeling intimidated it's me"
(Ok, ok, after the Pirate jokes, what do you expect? Im not a standup comedian)
More Fall decorating....
Well, what would you hang on the balcony wall of your 3rd floor 2 storey apartment?
Must have been fun looking for somewhere to live.
Forget the 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms or whatever.
I just need enough space to hang my skull and antler collection.....
So finally, we bid farewell to New York.
The big, busy, bustling, noisy city that has been
'home' since the start of the month.
It's been fun, interesting, amusing, exciting.
I've been home sick and overwhelmed at times, but I hung in there and now the adventure is drawing to a close.
I want you all to know that sharing it with you and reading all your wonderful comments really, seriously, helped me get over those times when I wanted to pack my bag and head home.
to all of you for being there with me and for me, whether you knew it or not......
Goodbye New York
It's time to head home to a small, country town, wide open spaces peace and quiet.
Thankyou so much to Mr.SBL who suggested I take this trip with No. 1. This has been a wonderful opportunity and I'm so glad I came.
He stayed home and looked after the chooks and worked on his relationship with Tigger!!......
I thought Rich was quite capable of doing this on his own and he most certainly is, having been here before.
But it didn't take long for us to realise that it would've been a very lonely month for him and that would've made the whole thing a lot harder.
We've enjoyed time together, exploring and discovering this city.
It's great to know that I wasn't just 'tagging along' but sharing the adventure with him too.
Thanks girls for your company and your comments, it's time for bed we have BIG day ahead of us.
P.S. 11pm Rich has just decided to go out and get some pizza.
Because it's his last night in New York and because the pizza shop is literally across the road and because he can!!