Just One Person From Around the World: What I Miss the Most!

Welcome to Just One Person From Around the World!

I have stopped watching the news….I have dropped all social media, except for my blog, which I try to keep to positive vibes…. there are a lot of folks in the world, who are everyday folks, just trying to provide food and shelter and love……….they are trying to make a living…….keep their kids educated and basically just take care of their families, without an agenda.  Me too. I think there is more of us…. Just trying to live our lives….. So, I would like to take the time to focus on one person a week to bring us together, to celebrate ordinary folks.

Feel free to join Just One Person From Around the World  by creating your own post and then share your link in the comments. I hope this will bring us all together and reveal how connected we are…………even though we are each in our own little world!

These photos were taken in the UK………

Of all the things that I missed over the LOCKDOWN……. the one thing I missed the most, was sitting or strolling in a garden and talking with other gardeners. …………….Most of the garden tours have been shut down or opened without any docents….so if they were open you just wandered along, looking. If you met someone along the path you made a wide girth and kept moving along…..No stopping to linger, no talking…….mask pulled up taut……..What kind of way is that to see a garden? For today’s photos, I have chosen two gardens, with the folks enjoying themselves…..Hopefully we will be back to that soon!  I’ve missed friendship and interaction with other folks ! What do you miss most?

Seeing Your Friends
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I am enjoying pouring over my photos to find us everyday folks! Won’t you join in? To see how all this started look at Just One Person From Around the World!

Here are the Contributors from last week! If I missed anyone, please let me know! These were awesome and you won’t want to miss a one! The stories along with the photos are priceless!

I J Khanewala shares  interesting photo editing advice…….. BlackBodyBlog

Sue is in Turkey today……..WordsVisual

Geri is in Tansania…….Geriatrixfotogallerie

Aletta is taking us to the water today!………..NowAtHome

Lolowi is gearing us for summer……..SimplyBeautiful

You must meet Alex!…….. TravelWithMe

Margaret is in Pondicherry! Where is that you ask?……… FromPyreneestoPennines

Cee brings us to the ocean………CeesPhotography

XingfuMama is taking us to Africa……….XingfuMama

Sandy is taking us to Seoul market today………TheSandyChronicles

Dr B is in the Village this week…..BuddhaWalksintoaWineBar

Inga wants to know, would you do this? Wanderlustig

65 Comments Add yours

  1. Sheree says:

    Watching live sport

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    1. Geri what is your name? What am I to call you? I keep calling you Geri and then I read…. that was the name of your boat! And I thought, oh my gosh, I’ve been calling her the name of the boat all along! I too was going to ask you what maniok was…….it looks very long rooted from the photo! Kind of like a carrot! Thanks for sharing these terrific photos today! Cady

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      1. tgeriatrix says:

        I have never eaten maniok, butI know African people who eat it.

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  2. Dr B says:

    What do I miss the most? Well, as an introvert, it’s not the social interaction! But I’m a person full of curiosity ….. I try to do different things across every day. Some local some afar. Visit historic buildings, go and sit in a bar for an hour, drive to a new vineyard, go into the village library, wander around a few shops …… it’s the loss of freedom to just wander about, never aimless, always with something in mind.

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    1. I am so ready to travel! As soon as I have my second vaccine the middle of next week I am outta here! The restrictions are really coming down fast….and all different depending on where one lives!

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  3. restlessjo says:

    It’s sad, isn’t it? No such thing as relaxed in strangers company any more. That sidestep off the curb replacing the smile. I still beam at people from behind my mask but it loses impact somehow 😦 😦

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    1. My mask says, “smile!”

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  4. margaret21 says:

    Yes, simple human interactions, the ability to see friends and family – travel – all of those. Unlike Sheree I don’t miss sport one little bit! And what a great selection of posts from around the world you’ve got for us this week, I’m back in Pondicherry one last time. https://margaret21.com/2021/03/10/france-in-india/

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    1. Just one, becomes many! I loved the policemen photo and that pink building! My favorite color for a building of any kind is PINK! I was saved by a policeman in Paris once, so I have a great respect for the French police, well all policemen! I was having severe trouble and he showed up out of nowhere and took the situation in hand! And all I could think to say was Merci! And he kept asking me if I was alright or if I needed an ambulance and I just kept saying merci! He must of thought I was daft! Or a stupid American! Lovely post as always! Cady PS I am ready to travel too!

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  5. Ju-Lyn says:

    One person can make all the difference. Thank you for the opportunity to think about this and to be part of this community.

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    1. I hope you will join us for Just One Person or Fridays Foods! I think you would have a lot of interesting photos and stories to share!

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      1. Ju-Lyn says:

        Thanks so much! I will! Here is my contribution for Just One Person:
        https://touringmybackyard.wordpress.com/2021/03/11/people-in-your-neighbourhood/

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    2. I like your neighborhood very much! Isn’t this interesting! Do they meet here every day? Are there other groups that meet here? Cady

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  6. Sue says:

    I am missing my friends in person, as opposed to Zoom or FaceTime, and other social interactions. Meeting for coffee, or meals out…..or wandering in a garden
    I do like these images,, Cady…here’s mine from Madrid ages ago https://suejudd.com/2021/03/10/just-one-person-from-around-the-world-madrid-spain/

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    1. Oh, wasn’t that nice of him! I am really impressed he was so good on those rollerblades as well! Thanks for joining in again this week! Yes, it will be a free for all when we get to go for coffee without a mask again! Cady

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      1. Sue says:

        Won’t it just!

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    1. Lolawi, It looked like he offered a lot of different stuff; candy, bags, dolls, clothes and table cloths!!!!!! This just reminded me that when I was in Budapest I met a group of sisters (they said they were sisters, only one spoke English) in the park selling table cloths! They said they made them themselves by hand. I have never seen others like them in the shops, so I guess this was true) I’ll have to see if I have a photo of them! I bought two and still have them! Cady

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  7. Toonsarah says:

    Oh, I could give you too long a list of things I miss – meeting up with friends, cinema, coffee-shops, browsing shops … But most of all, travelling 😦

    I was just saying to my husband yesterday, I wonder how long it will take after the pandemic has passed for us to feel comfortable close to other people? At the moment we’ve all learned to instinctively veer away as we meet someone on a path, step aside if it is narrow, and so on. Will we be able to drop those behaviours immediately or will they have become engrained?

    Anyway, looking back to happier times when I could travel, I bring you a village blacksmith from Laos: https://www.toonsarah-travels.blog/a-village-blacksmith-in-the-lao-highlands/. I hope you enjoy meeting him!

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    1. Oh my gosh! How interesting……..do you think they are wearing masks or social distancing? Or just trust the phi to protect them…..at all times?…..Do they even know about COVID? This was a great post as always! I think their life is much simpler and less complicated in a lot of ways! I miss traveling too and like I told Dr B, I am outa here the first chance I get! We have been looking at the cruises again but most will not be up to going the places we want to go to until 2022. I need something way before then, don’t you? Cady

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  8. I miss visiting with friends in person, browsing in garden and book shops, going OUT to Starbucks . . . and those spring garden tours.

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    1. Oh, wouldn’t it be nice to go to a bookshop and have coffee WITHOUT A MASK? I can’t wait to get that thing off! I am booking in all the months, once I have my second vaccine next week…..I think there will be a mass exit to anywhere, for a lot of peeps! I don’t care where I go at this point, but I am thinking the 100,000 bulbs at Cheekwood might be a good start! And, I ain’t wearing that mask either! Well, maybe I will if I HAVE TO for now! Cady

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  9. I miss being Somewhere Else! At this stage, it barely matters where.

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    1. Anabel, I’m with you! Just different scenery is good! I think I notice a lot more now, even when I am outside! Cady

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  10. Annette says:

    It‘s become a mad world and a world in which I certainly don‘t want to live. If it‘s not possible anymore to sit on a garden bench with someone…how sick is that? I‘m like a lot of people trying to stay sane in a crazy world – let‘s hope our good vibes will (and good sense!) will win in the end. stay strong 🙌

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    1. Yes, I can’t bear to watch the news…….it is all so depressing for me and I don’t want to hear it! I keep myself positive as much as I can and keep the negative stuff at bay! It amazes me how easy it was to convince us this is the way to live! And to go on for another year? There is no way…..I get my second vaccine next week (for better or worse) and that mask is coming off and I am going somewhere! Every state in the US has different rules…….I will go to a restriction free state if necessary! Just sayin! Cady

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      1. Annette says:

        yes, no doubt they roll on the ground laughing as it was easy to fool everyone…don’t rush the vaccine, I guess you know it’s not a vaccine but an experimental gene therapy

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  11. Just saw this now and am I found your site. It was on one of my Blogger Friend’s site. Here is my first go….
    https://100countrytrek.com/2021/03/10/just-one-person-from-around-the-world-tanzania/

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    1. Welcome Anita! Wow, 100 countries and counting right? I just loved that photo……..kids today in the US don’t know how easy they have it! Do you know if they have been affected by COVID? It would be interesting to know! Cady

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  12. Cee Neuner says:

    Friends can be the best people to hang around with. 😀
    Here is my entry for the week.
    https://ceenphotography.com/2021/03/11/just-one-person-around-the-world-high-winds-and-fun-times/

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    1. I can only watch from the shore! But, I could sit there all day doing it! My grandchildren would do this in a heartbeat! Thanks for joining in this week and for passing my blog along! Cady

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  13. That is what’s missing for many people, the human interaction. There is a lot to miss, like travel, winery visits, restaurants, hanging out with friends, hugs … even just zipping in to the grocery store quickly is a chore nowadays.

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    1. I don’t like wearing the mask! I am ready to get out and get on with it! Everything just seems like a chore in a mask! Cady

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  14. SandyL says:

    Such beautiful gardens with so many flowers. Maybe because of our climate and harsh winters, we don’t seem to have as many large flowering plants here. Or maybe its just the style of public gardens favored here.
    This week the weather has been warm (19C degrees! ) and spring is definitely in the air. I’m looking forward to the spring flowers and fresh air, even if I do wear a mask 🙂

    In my Just One Person .. post, I revisit a place where the temperature was never balmy and daytime highs rose well above 19C.

    https://thesandychronicles.blog/2021/03/12/just-one-person-in-saigon/

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  15. Sandy I am just amazed at all the places we visit and the people we are introduced to every week! I have never been to Vietnam, so this Market and the people were very interesting to me! Thanks for sharing! Cady
    PS I am ready for Summer heat and humidity, bring it on!

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  16. Love the Lovely Discussion in the Natural World

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  17. I’m lucky to be at work in a tourist office so get some interaction but I so miss real interaction.. This is my entry.. http://blog.lisabradshaw.com/?p=1078

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    1. What a way to start your morning, Lisa! Just fabulous color! Thank you for joining us this week! Yes, we all miss seeing everyone and meeting up! Will you be busy now that the ski season is over? What do you offer for the summer months, hiking? Cady

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  18. Wonderful mellow image. I really like the relaxed feel of your photo

    I have something quite the opposite today: https://blackbodyblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/14/metaphysics-of-portraits/

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    1. Oh my gosh, IJK! This photo is fabulous! I can’t decide if it is his face, the mirror or the lighting in the market…….. that blue-green tarp ties the photo all together and really makes that photo, I think! I would not change a thing! Thanks for joining in again this week! Cady

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  19. Finally, I think (hope) I’ve posted for your Just One Person From Around the World challenge: http://wrightingmylife.com/2021/03/14/__trashed-5/
    I really love this idea. Thank you for offering it up!

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    1. I am listening to the drums as I write! I really like the relaxing ones! Wow, who knew you could meditate to this! Thanks for joining in this week! Your post was very uplifting! Cady
      PS May I use that quote? Ha ha!

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      1. So glad you’ve tuned in to one of the rhythms. I believe Asheville use to have a Friday night drum circle in town (although I’ve never been and with ccp/covid, who knows?) but you could still get there quicker than me. Perhaps it will be an adventure to add to your list.

        Oops…hope you didn’t mind my quoting you. And I hope you will find something for Changing Focus! 🙂

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      2. I will have to check out the Friday night Drum Circle! I was out all weekend maskless! It was liberating!

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      3. Liberating indeed! I had a few dinners out last weekend and it was delightful!

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      4. PS what is your first name so I don’t have to call you Write Gardener? And I will find a photo or two for your challenge, let me think on it! I have been BUSY this week! Cady
        Oh and did you put your challenge on Cee’s page so folks can find it?

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      5. Yes, Cee has been kind enough to list the Changing Focus challenge for me. Feel free to call me WG. Long story but I have a day job…

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  20. WG it is then! Cady!

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  21. margaret21 says:

    Here I am again – in South Korea this time:: https://margaret21.com/2021/03/15/window-shopping-in-south-korea/ Two in one week’s a bit greedy, isn’t it? Sorry – won’t happen again!

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    1. Now, that is shopping! Spam or no spam! Cady

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      1. margaret21 says:

        Don’t forget the rubber bands …

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  22. Margaret, we love your stories and your photos!! No problem at all! Cady

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