I’m writing this on the the Thursday before Black Friday and it’s been awfully hard to settle on a challenge. So many distractions! Unlike my US neighbors, I haven’t been busy with Thanksgiving turkey and football. Instead I’m clicking on Black Friday sales. Lots of good and unique sales are popping up on my screen. Like $30 off a Kobo device which never goes on sale! (Got it!) 50% off a new KitchenAid (… too bad I already have.) $19.99 for a sports bag which would be nice for … (Wait. I need to focus. Focus. Challenge.)
For this week’s Friendly Friday Photo challenge the key word is UNIQUE. Tell me about something unusual or UNIQUE that you’ve seen, experienced or read about in your hometown or travels. Take (or borrow) a photo and describe what made it UNIQUE to you.
On the list of exotic and unique foods, Durian has got be in the top ten. On the list of exotic and stinky, it is #1. Nevertheless, I did try it several times during my seven year stay in Singapore. I even enjoyed it once, on my seventh and last try.
In terms of unique experiences? That would be the fishy foot spa at a Japanese onsen. It was unusual and slightly uncomfortable.
Closer to home in Canada, autumn is the prettiest time of year for walking through the forest. One of the most impressive is Cathedral Grove with its ancient Douglas firs, the oldest of which is 800 years old. Alongside the fir trees and unique to the area, is the Bigleaf maple, one of the few deciduous trees in the park. It’s called Bigleaf for obvious reasons.
Closer to home in Toronto, Tim Horton’s had an unique story in the news recently. I’ve blogged before about Canada’s favorite coffee shop chain. There’s a Tim Horton’s at every major intersection in Toronto with quite a few on the streets in between. Toronto other favorite resident is the wily racoon and one day, this little critter decided to see what was behind the donut counter. His adventure was snapped on camera and he became a media sensation.
I look forward to reading your stories on UNIQUE foods, sights and experiences. And yes, if it was a really cool and unique buy, a fabulous Black Friday deal counts too!
This week’s challenge for UNIQUE goes up to Thursday, after which Amanda at StPA will post a new Friendly Friday challenge.
Toronto, Canada. November 2020