Sunday, 16 December 2012

Magpie 148

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"Turn around when possible,"
Our trusty satnav said.
We'd wanted Skye, but couldn't turn,
So ended up in Bed-
fordshire. Oh dear! Next time I think we'll
Use a map instead.

(With thanks to Tess at Magpie Tales for the picture)

48 comments:

  1. I love getting lost on country roads!

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  2. Old ways are sometimes the best! LOL

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  3. :) I like the playfulness of this.

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  4. Frances - there's a blog of the year award on mine for you, if you wish to accept it!

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  5. Satnav? What's a satnav? :-( Give me a good old fashioned map any day!

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    1. Some people - ok, me - depend on them, Gail!

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  6. You must have a SatNav like ours!

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  7. Good job it wasn't an Italian map. They don't appear to have an Ordnance Survey and the results can sometimes be curious to say the least.

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  8. Great fun. I love the split word.

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  9. Oh, I have been there. I no longer trust sweet electronic voices.

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    1. I have a love-hate relationship with them, Gail.

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  10. Your take on this prompt reminds me of the days before Christmas in Madrid a few years ago. We were stuck in heavy traffic, and the GPS system kept saying "When possible, make a legal U-turn"! We finally parked the rental car in an underground parkade, took our luggage up to street level, and hailed a cab to take us the few blocks to our hotel, which we had been unable to reach.
    K

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    1. They don't understand all the rules, do they, Kay!

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  11. "I think we'll use a map instead." Ah, but folding it back up...

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    1. You're so right. Map-folding is an art in itself!

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  12. this is so smiley- some folks would be peturbed to be lost!

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  13. I think those GPS units enjoy messing with our heads.

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    1. Like those voices on the check out machines!

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    1. You've obviously had a bad experience, CT!

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  15. ..very nice...lost in a misty road... with strange lookin' trees... smiles...

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  16. My daughter in law had two set up in her car, both telling her to go different ways!

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  17. Frances, I've awarded you the very inspiring blog award - more details over on mine.

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  18. A fun little ditty with very effective use of enjambment.

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    1. Enjambment....note to,self: look up new word!

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  19. Satnavs do this! Clever write Frances.

    Anna :o]

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  20. I prefer a trusty old map myself! :-)

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  21. Ha, another vote for the old technologies. I'm also waiting for the revolution... nicely done.

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  22. Push bikes don't have Satnavs , fortunately . I can get lost perfectly well without help .

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  23. That is wonderful reminds of a time we drove around Chippenham and could not find our way out for about an hour, wonderful piece Frances

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    1. Oh, Chippenham! We've been going there for years, and still haven't worked it out. How strange that you had the same experience!

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