Oops! Weekly Photo Challenge

explodetable2Probably my most memorable ‘Oops’ moment:  our glass dining table exploded whilst I was standing only a couple of yards away!  I won’t forget that for a long time, but apparently it’s not such a rare event.  I lost my favourite blue vase in that unforgettable incident.

explodetable3On the water, of course, you get to see the end product of a number of ‘oops’ moments.  Glad we weren’t involved in any of these:

rhone a sete carOn the Canal Rhône a Sète.

midi wreck1


midi wreck3And both of these on the Canal du Midi.

To see other catastrophic moments, click on the link:  Weekly Photo Challenge


About Sandra

I cruise the French waterways with my husband four or five months a year, and write fiction and poetry. I love animals, F1 motor racing, French bread and my husband, though not necessarily in that order.
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22 Responses to Oops! Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. Sandra, this is a great gallery of “Oops” moments. The table incident must have been more than a little scary!



  2. klara says:

    wow, the glass top exploding is scary. never heard of it. good that you were not injured.


    • Sandra says:

      I think they’re made of safety glass, so though you might get bruised by the projectiles, you probably wouldn’t get cut. At least I think how it works – I was just outside of the firing range!


  3. Great shots! That glass table exploding sounds terrible–glad you wee not hurt! My jaw dropped when I saw that photo!


  4. That must have been very frightening! Glad you weren’t hurt in the incident! 🙂


  5. Wow, Sandra. I challenge anyone to come up with a better ‘Oops’ gallery. 🙂


  6. Oh my, I’ve never seen a table explode like that. Glad no one got hurt. 🙂


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  8. Chroniques Fluviales says:

    Dear Sandra,

    Merci pour vos images fluviales. Bientôt la retraite, et comme vous … bientôt la vie sur l’eau !!

    Permettez-moi de vous donner l’adresse de notre page Facebook dédiée aux amateurs de canaux et rivières :


    Kind regards François

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  9. Goodness! Just recently I’ve been thinking that glass dining tables are a good idea. Perhaps not. But I’m so glad you were not hurt – I can’t imagine it would be much fun being hit by glass, ‘safety’ or otherwise.


    • Sandra says:

      Hi Veronica, I was just thinking about you. Everything turned out fine in the end, the supplier heard the item on the Jeremy Vine programme on R2. They offered us a replacement dining table free of charge, and discounted a nest of matching tables too! Good job I don’t have a weak heart though, it was like a bomb going off. 😦


  10. A very scary moment to have glass explode without a clue to you. Was it from the heat edited by your lap top? I have a glass dining room table.
    Great selections for the challenge, Sandra.


  11. That oops moment is a bit scary for me. I have a glass kitchen table. It’s very heavy glass, so I hope to heck it won’t explode. I’m glad you weren’t hurt. Those boats were a bit creepy also. O_o —- Suzanne


  12. Amy Reese says:

    Lots of oops moments in the water! I’m sorry about your blue vase. 😦


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