Travel theme: Naughty or Nice

Ho ho ho, it’s the week before Christmas and Santa’s probably already decided whether you’ve made the naughty list or the nice list this year. But I’m hoping there’s still a little time left to change his mind, so here are a few of the naughty and nice photos I’ve snapped on my travels.

Sticking used gum anywhere but in the garbage would definitely qualify you for the naughty list, but I promise I never, ever contributed to Seattle’s Gum Wall of yore (it had a major cleaning job done on it this past November so is looking decidedly less gummy at present).

seattle pike place market lower post alley market theatre gum wall

Nice – or playing nice at least – this little raccoon in Central Park who won me over with his little button nose and giant paws.

raccoon central park

Naughty and nice at the same time – a good old-fashioned southern joggling board in Charleston where nice young ladies and nice young gents could innocently get up to no good.

joggling board, charleston, south carolina, travel, travelogue, ailsa prideaux-mooney

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xxx Ailsa

How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world. – Shakespeare

If you haven’t got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me. – Alice Roosevelt Longworth


About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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32 Responses to Travel theme: Naughty or Nice

  1. Marie says:

    Had to laugh. At first glance, the top picture looked a lot like a wall of used condoms. I thought that was why it was naughty. 🙂

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  3. mickscogs says:

    I’ve seen Rocky before; I’m a sucker for cute animals. The mind joggles over that board.

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  5. Joggling boards always make me think of naughty children. My cousins and I used to line up on them and “joggle” them so violently that our bottoms (especially the people in the middle) would go flying up in the air, like we were little pancakes flipped by a spatula. Of course, our parents would scowl, and we’d bounce even higher.

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  9. Woolly Muses says:

    I will definitely have to research joggling boards….I have never heard of them before.

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  11. Majka says:

    Hi Ailsa, this is a very interesting topic and here is my entry:

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  13. travelrat says:

    What could be nicer … or naughtier … than CHOCOLATE!

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  19. Debbie Smyth says:

    A great pre-christmas theme! Lovely raccoon
    Here is my contribution:

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  21. leannenz says:

    A Tale of some Naughty wee monkeys.
    Merry Christmas everyone and look forward to seeing your posts in the New Year.

  22. Truels says:

    That gum wall is amazing!

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  24. LubbyGirl says:

    I haven’t seen that gum wall for some time. Reckon I’ll have to revisit it soon!

  25. Donna Yule says:

    Wonderful Christmas Presentation. From December 18, 2015 Merry Christmas

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