Travel theme: Cheerful

It’s getting to that time of year, isn’t it? With goodwill and cheer breaking out all around as we power up the holiday lights, here’s a cheerful theme to get you in the mood. Starting off, a burst of happy colour at Cascadian Farm in Washington State’s North Cascades.

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Cheerful (and a little freaked out) tourist holding an octopus at Seattle’s Pike Place Market.

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A girl reacts to a rose seller in Rome.

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Participants in Dublin’s People’s Procession of Light.

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Happy parasols floating above the Bellagio foyer in Las Vegas.

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A dashing red cardinal in a snowy Central Park.

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So are you ready to spread the cheer with your own interpretation of this week’s theme? If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Cheerful
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Watch out for the next travel theme which will come out next weekend
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xxx Ailsa

Childhood itself is scarcely more lovely than a cheerful, kindly, sunshiny old age. – Lydia M. Child

The human body is a steed that goes freest and longest under a light rider, and the lightest of all riders is a cheerful heart. – John Burroughs

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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28 Responses to Travel theme: Cheerful

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  2. Francesca says:

    Hi Ailsa, This is Rod’s cheerful house. It is amusing at at time, tongue in cheek.

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  4. GeorgieMoon says:

    I love your cheerful photos! Especially the octopus girl. Thanks for sharing.

  5. aj vosse says:

    Cheerful?? No… I’m rather grumpy… I had to wait up till just before four in the morning for your challenge!! NO… your posts always leave me cheerful! Thank!! 😉

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  7. Greetings! Here are some Cheerful Red Nose Alfresco dining photos from last summer. My brother Stephen and I Love doing funny stuff.

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  15. Such happy photos, Ailsa. And because of your theme, I’m sitting here with a big smile, searching through my photos, which bring back many happy memories. * huuuuugs * Want to share them? Then take a look at:

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