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Fantabulous Flashback Fridays update

I noticed that it's been over a month since I decided to take a few trips down memory lane and write about some of our travels.

I haven't been slacking, although I suppose it may seem that way since I have yet to post anything Flackback-ish.

A few weeks ago, when I started to compile my first post, I was led down a worm hole of frustrating discovery: we had somehow misplaced multiple travel pictures. I say multiple, I'm talking MONTHS of collection - MISSING.

I leave it to you all to picture just how WELL I took this discovery and leave it at that.

And so I was a little blocked creatively and got sidetracked with running and visitors and general lazy-ness but can now report was was once lost is now found.

D's lovely parents came to stay with us for a couple of days and in addition to some much needed familiar faces, they also brought a couple of CDs that appeared to be travel snaps.

Praise be to the sky - they were!! - and now all is right with the world. Because between me and you, I take pictures because I have a horrible memory, and sometimes, I need reminding that I ACTUALLY did some things. And that's exactly what happened, when I had a look at the CD's contents and discovered HEYYY, I didn't just dream I had a really cute hat from Prague, I DID BUY IT AND WEAR IT AND eventually, LOSE IT along the way.

So, my travel writing mojo is back. And I hope to be able to expand on that first post I wrote, now that I've found all those France pictures that will need to accompany it.

Check back Friday ... or before.... you never know...

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