Market Friday Rules!!

Today is #MarketFriday initiated by @dswigle (Denise, that's me!!) Join me as we share our markets across the globe. I always look forward to seeing what you send me! It is amazing to see the different markets and cultures of our friends here on Hive.

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The exchange of customs and the experience you gain from traveling abroad (even virtually) can give you life-long personal benefits. It can open your mind to cultures, unlike your own and give you a greater appreciation for them. I have a great curiosity to see the world and this has offered a great opportunity to see what it is like to barter for vegetables at the market or buying a cow to provide milk for the family. Differences, and much the same. You will shop in places you have never been to, and some, never even heard of. So, yes! I would love to see yours! Don't forget to take photos wherever you happen to be shopping, whether it be the grocery store, marketplace, art galleries, wherever money is exchanged for a service, or for merchandise. Don't forget to use the hashtag #MarketFriday and @dswigle somewhere in your post.


We have gone places like the beautiful island of Bonaire. A Dutch municipality located just off the coast of Venezuela, it is a surfer's and diver's paradise and for those that have a love for nature. We had fun and I promise we'll go back again sometime!


I have brought you to an ice cream stand called Swirlies, where we sampled a dozen different frozen treats. Yummy, delicious!


Question:A sundial has the fewest moving parts of any timepiece. Which has the most?


Answer! Can you guess??? Answer: An hourglass—It has thousands of grains of sand.

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I had a post about the ship I was on, showing off some of the different things they have on board. One of the things that I enjoy going to is their art gallery. A variety of artists are shown off and several art auctions are held, usually on sea days when they have a captive audience. A sea day is a day where you sail, but do not stop at any port, so you are on board all day. I find it very relaxing to just lay by the pool and drink something with a colorful paper umbrella, but, that is just me.

So, grab a bid card, find a chair and let's peruse this auction, to see what we can see. Signal the waiter with your hand and he will bring us some champagne. We can't bid properly without a little bit of bubbly, right? Let's take a walk through to check out what they will be showing today.

While these auctions are a fun way to spend time while on the ship, it should be pointed out that art is one of those things that make a poor investment, so always make sure that you love what you are buying. It could make a good investment, but, you should never count on it.


I have taken you to museums, air shows, parks to take a leisurely walk with the family, markets for food, picking strawberries... and you have been along with your own. I know this post is rather eclectic, but, only for tonight. Below, please take a look at the guidelines for #MarketFriday. I would really appreciate it.

Rules of the Road

Go to the market, or anywhere that you pay money for a service.
Take pictures! Be creative (or not, we don't judge!)
Tell us a little bit about the market, what brought you here! Tell us about the market!
Post the picture(s)
Use the MarketFriday Community Platform to post #hive-196308 - but, it is not mandatory
You MUST mention #MarketFriday by @dswigle somewhere in your post
Drop the link into the MarketFriday post so I can find it
Have fun!

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Please leave the link to your post here so it can easily be found by others. It helps you and me to have them in one place. Where else can you take such a quick trip around the globe? Thank you so much for joining us!! ❤

And just like that, this post is done. I hope you had a good time and learned a little something new. As always, I want to thank you for taking the time to visit, and just remember, #MarketFriday loves you! Thank you for supporting the challenge! Have a most fabulous day! Cheers!!


As always, there must be flowers to color my world. There must always be flowers. #alwaysaflower

In a perfect dance with the rhythm of life we grow and feel encouraged by those around us — at the observation deck of life.


The truth of the matter is that I was called in to work tonight and didn't have time to put together the #MarketFriday post that I was working on, so follow that bird so I can see your post, drop your link here and I will check them out tomorrow morning! Thank you!

I want to thank you for participating in #MarketFriday! I believe that when we understand other cultures and what is socially normal, it makes way for better understanding which is important for ensuring we all maintain as much respect for people and different cultures.

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