Friday, April 4, 2014

Accessiers For Sale

Another great storefront, which I pass every day on my way to and from work. It looks like it was originally called "Moon Talk," for some reason, and doubled as a travel agency. Now it has mutated into "On Talk." (And is there really a cafe in there?)

I shot a second version of this photo with a person walking in front of the store, but I don't like that one as much because the passerby blocks this priceless sign on the door (left).

Today is our last day of work before Spring Break. Woo hoo! I have been working like a dog this week to get all the subs lined up for the week of our return -- at least the ones we know we need -- at the end of April. Also, this week has been busy for last-minute sick calls, probably because everyone has the same thing I had!

The library has been busy too. Everyone wants books for the break. Well, all except the high school students, who seriously never read a book, it seems. The middle school kids go through books like water. Then they get to high school and recreational reading apparently grinds to a halt. I suppose they get too busy on Facebook. (And yes, admittedly, with loads of homework.)

Our Seychelles departure is coming up in just a few days. I haven't done much to prepare for this trip. Yesterday I bought a guidebook, and just this week it occurred to me to check and see if we need malaria medication -- but surprisingly, given that it's Africa, there's no malaria in the islands. So that's one complication we won't have to deal with!


Elizabeth said...

I love the sign -- really gives you confidence, right?

And I so envy you a visit to the Seychelles -- I've always wanted to go there and can imagine you'll have some spectacular photos!

Lynne said...

Are you staying only on Mahe or visiting Praslin too? What about La Digue? La Digue has the most beautiful rock formations of them all. You are making me want to dig up all my old photos from that trip! So jealous -- you'll love it.

ellen abbott said...

I think that's one of the main cool things about living 'across the pond'. Travel to so many places and different countries and cultures is so easy and relatively inexpensive. We can go the same distance and spend the same money here but we're still in the same country, same culture. And now even our regional differences have disappeared and it is totally homogenous. You can be anywhere and everywhere no matter where you are.

The Bug said...

I love that sign - reminds me of the one at a shop in a mall in my hometown advertising that they do "eye browns." :)