1. Was Humanity Always This Bad?

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    Friday 16 June, 2017 by Uncle Spike

    . “First world problems” – they are banded about on social media every single day… . Oh look, here’s me …
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  2. Having Earned My Respect

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    Friday 10 March, 2017 by Uncle Spike

    So far, I have lived a varied old life. In my half century and a bit, life has thrown all …
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  3. Karma – A Childhood Lesson

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    Tuesday 28 February, 2017 by Uncle Spike

    This is a true tale that happened within the last hour. It is perhaps small and maybe insignificant to some, …
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  4. Our Silence

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    Thursday 08 December, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Time has marched on; Many things have changed in our world; Perhaps more so here in Turkey and the Middle …
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  5. Pastures New…

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    Saturday 14 May, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    I set out three years ago knowing diddly-squat about blogging, or even what a blog to be honest (seriously), and now …
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  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Face (I)

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    Friday 13 May, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    For my first Weekly Photo Challenge entry I chose a face….   We can’t all be bootiful though. Hope you enjoy …
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  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth (III)

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    Thursday 12 May, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My third Weekly Photo Challenge for ‘Earth’ is just that, a pile of earth…. or home as Mr & Mrs …
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  8. Wordless Wednesday ~ Olympic Stadium: Athens

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    Wednesday 11 May, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth (II)

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    Tuesday 10 May, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My second Weekly Photo Challenge effort on the theme of earth, is my take on the beauty of vast open …
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  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth (I)

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    Monday 09 May, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    A belated start to my consideratioın of the Weekly Photo Challenge, but here goes… Hope you enjoy this entry of grape …
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  11. Stunning cathedral of Pompei

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    Sunday 08 May, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    This is the magnificent Pontifical Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary of Pompei. This Roman Catholic cathedral is a …
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  12. Architecture of Syros

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    Saturday 07 May, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    The Greek island of Syros is the northernmost isle of the Cyclades, and covers 83 sq km (32 sq miles) with …
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  13. Flower Friday ~ Last peach blossoms

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    Friday 06 May, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration (IV)

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    Thursday 05 May, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My fourth and final Weekly Photo Challenge entry is about my admiration for mother nature. In these shots, we see the …
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  15. Wordless Wednesday ~ May the Fourth — Patchwork Ponderings

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    Wednesday 04 May, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    via Wordless Wednesday ~ May the Fourth — Patchwork Ponderings

  16. Wordless Wednesday ~ Half & Half

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    Wednesday 04 May, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  17. How to tie up your fishing boat!

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    Tuesday 03 May, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    At the end of that rope, which is very very long, is a small fishing boat. A storm was expected, …
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  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration (III)

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    Monday 02 May, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Ok, so here’s my third Weekly Photo Challenge thought about the theme, Admiration. I’m one of those numpties who has …
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  19. Bonzo’s stressful few days

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    Sunday 01 May, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    This is Bonzo. He’s our farm dog, security guard, alarm clock, waste disposal system, and all round entertainer of visitors (albeit …
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  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration (II)

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    Saturday 30 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My second entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge for ‘Admiration’ is about those most dedicated of the armed services who perform their …
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  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration (I)

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    Friday 29 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My immediate thought upon seeing this week’s theme of ‘admiration’ went to young Maya, an eight-year old pianist we know of …
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  22. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abstract (IV)

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    Thursday 28 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My fourth and last entry for the ‘Abstract’ Weekly Photo Challenge is a rather unique door knocker. I think of it as …
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  23. Wordless Wednesday ~ Belém Tower, Lisbon

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    Wednesday 27 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abstract (III)

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    Tuesday 26 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a bizarre sight if not ‘abstract’, a dog in a frock, spotted …
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  25. Grass/weed cutting time

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    Monday 25 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Very soon I’ll be heaving the gas powered grass cutter onto my back for two solid days of tackling the …
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  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abstract (II)

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    Sunday 24 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge is some abstract art, of sorts, on an area of plaster of a half …
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  27. Çocuk Bayramınız Kutlu Olsun – Children’s Day

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    Saturday 23 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    On April 23, 1929, upon Atatürk’s proposal, the Turkish Grand National Assembly decreed April 23 as a national holiday dedicated …
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  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abstract (I)

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    Friday 22 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Hmm, abstract is not my normal area, so here goes…. My first bash at least for the Weekly Photo Challenge is …
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  29. Flower Friday ~ Double Pink

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    Friday 22 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  30. How to destroy a trailer home !

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    Thursday 21 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    For Throwback Thursday this week, here’s a very early post of mine, from July 2013. It’s about my life as …
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  31. Wordless Wednesday ~ Sicilian Backstreets

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    Wednesday 20 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Dinnertime (III)

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    Tuesday 19 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My week’s Weekly Photo Challenge entry is of a young Rhino having a bit of a snack; perfect dinner time in the kids …
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  33. Macro Monday: Buglet vs. Mini-HDMI

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    Monday 18 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Sat on a beach, waves lapping the shore, head on a book, bug on a lead. This is my entry …
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  34. Last of the winter veg

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    Sunday 17 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Temps are a climbing… up to the early 30s again now (that’s touching 90F), so time to rip up the …
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  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Dinnertime (II)

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    Saturday 16 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My second Weekly Photo Challenge memory trigger of ‘Dinnertime’ is of a great little Mexican place we found in a small …
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  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Dinnertime (I)

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    Friday 15 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My first Weekly Photo Challenge image for the theme “Dinnertime” is a bowl of yummy traditionally prepared Turkish spinach. If …
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  37. Flower Friday ~ This morning’s roses

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    Friday 15 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Taken an hour ago, here are some of the rose beds. With spring providing cool nights, occasional rain and sunny …
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  38. Throwback Thursday: Our Village

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    Thursday 14 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    For Throwback Thursday this week, here’s a post from February 2014, which was the first in a series of three about …
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  39. Wordless Wednesday ~ Different…

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    Wednesday 13 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  40. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future (IV)

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    Tuesday 12 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My fourth entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge is about a wish for the future; a future of peace. This image of …
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  41. Macro Monday: Bees in the orchard

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    Monday 11 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Time for another Macro Monday…. and for this week we have a shot taken by a friend of ours who …
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  42. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future (III)

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    Sunday 10 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My third bash at the Weekly Photo Challenge is the future of our chook stock… Hope you enjoy this simple entry. . …
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  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future (II)

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    Saturday 09 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    The light at the end of the tunnel; that’s what I’ve selected as my second Weekly Photo Challenge entry, from Sicily this …
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  44. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future (I)

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    Friday 08 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My first Weekly Photo Challenge idea of the ‘future’ shows a broad bean plant having just is poked through after …
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  45. Throwback Thursday: Boobies On My Wall

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    Thursday 07 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    For Throwback Thursday this week, here’s a post from March 2014. I guess this is one of my defining moments or …
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  46. Wordless Wednesday ~ Trinità dei Monti

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    Wednesday 06 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  47. Weekly Photo Challenge: Landscape (IV)

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    Tuesday 05 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My fourth bash at the ‘Landscape’ theme of the Weekly Photo Challenge is from Tenerife. Hope you enjoy this entry. …
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  48. The old anchor

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    Monday 04 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  49. Weekly Photo Challenge: Landscape (III)

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    Sunday 03 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My third ‘Landscape’ entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the beautiful area of Mavrovo Lake, in the western hills of the …
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  50. Weekly Photo Challenge: Landscape (II)

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    Saturday 02 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second Weekly Photo Challenge is another from here in Türkiye, taken in rural Konya, in central Anatolia. Hope you …
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