Extra Extra 7: WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

Ballyvolane House, County Cork, Ireland:  There was an old-fashioned radio (that actually worked) in her room (The Blue Room in the Main House):

The Blue Room, Ballyvolane House, County Cork, Ireland

The Blue Room, Ballyvolane House, County Cork, Ireland

Grounds of Ballyvolane House. Self never discovered why the netting was over the birdhouse.  But it intrigued her, that "Extra."

Grounds of Ballyvolane House. Self never discovered why the netting was over the birdhouse. But it intrigued her, that “Extra.”

A stack of interesting books was on the floor next to self's bed in Ballyvolane House's Blue Room:  Self loves le Carré because he never phones it in.

A stack of interesting books was on the floor next to self’s bed in Ballyvolane House’s Blue Room: Self loves le Carré because he never phones it in.

Oh, self has just had one of those sleepless nights.  It must have been because she was so enraptured by a story on fanfiction.net

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

Extra Extra 6: WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

Self really loves this week’s Photo Challenge, it has been so much fun analyzing which pictures have that something “extra.”  Not to mention how much fun it is to look at the way other bloggers’ have interpreted the theme.

A beautiful photo is one thing, but a photo with an unexpected detail has personality and pop. — WordPress Daily Post prompt for this week’s Photo Challenge, EXTRA EXTRA

Self met this mother-daughter duo on the Hop On- Hop Off Bus Around Dublin. They hail from DALY CITY, California.  Francesca wants to be an opera singer.

Self met this mother-daughter duo on the Hop On- Hop Off Bus Around Dublin. They hail from DALY CITY, California — practically in self’s backyard! Francesca wants to be an opera singer.  The “Extra” in the shot:  The fact that instead of looking at the tourist sites the bus was passing, self spent most of her time gabbing to K and F.  Their smiles are beautiful, don’cha think?  Their next stop was Berlin.

It was an unbelievably sunny day in Dublin.  The "Extra" is the clear blue sky.

It was an unbelievably sunny day in Dublin. The “Extra” is the clear blue sky.

Lincoln's Inn, Dublin:  Self rarely drinks. But she was persuaded by a genial waitress to have white wine with her Irish bacon and cabbage. It was a fabulous idea.

Lincoln’s Inn, Dublin: Self rarely drinks. But she was persuaded by a genial waitress to have white wine with her Irish bacon and cabbage. It was a fabulous idea.  The “Extra” in the shot is the glass of wine. Self drained the glass to the last drop.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

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