Monthly Archives: August 2013

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

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    Saturday 31 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    The sea…. sounds corny I know, but I’m always happiest by the sea. Whilst I love living in the mountain …
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  2. My 1987 Greek Island Adventure

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    Saturday 31 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Twenty-five or so years ago I was ‘on the road’. Now that narrative could be applied to several lifestyle alternatives; …
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  3. Palestine, Bananas & Guns

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    Friday 30 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    A new travel story from Uncle Spike is on it’s way for tomorrow (promise). But in the meantime… Got a …
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  4. Music That Moved Me

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    Thursday 29 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Rarely does new music move me. But this did. So in a break with tradition, I thought I’d post it …
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  5. Wordless Wednesday ~ Little Tortoise

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    Wednesday 28 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

  6. Do Taste-buds Travel?

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    Wednesday 28 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Is it just me, or are taste-buds somehow not quite as nomadic as we would like them to be?   Now …
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  7. Midnight: Elephant Meets Accountant

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    Wednesday 28 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    The beautiful Serengeti in north Tanzania, is for me, one of the most mind-blowing places on earth. The diversity and …
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  8. Gracias! ~ Thanks! ~ Asante!

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    Wednesday 28 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    ** 2000 Hits ** So not such a huge number for many blogs… But a milestone for Uncle Spike. Many …
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  9. They Call Him Small Vader

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    Tuesday 27 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Our lad is five, and destined to be a nerd. Thinking about it, it’s probably no big surprise, having a …
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  10. Religion And Our 5 Year Old

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    Monday 26 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    ….picture this…. Two weeks ago, we were boarding a Greek ferry from Astypalea to Kalymnos. It was mid morning, on …
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  11. About the ‘Spike Jnr’ category

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    Sunday 25 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    We have a bilingual smart-arse lovable kid, with more brains than us both combined; a constant source of amusement, challenge and …
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  12. Playing Hide & Seek: Doggie Style

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    Saturday 24 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Ever owned one of man’s best friends…?  Or just love how stupid us doggie owners can be…? If “yes”, then …
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  13. Managing customer queues the fun way!

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    Saturday 24 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Ever worked in a bank…?  Or in a shop…?  Or anywhere where your days are plagued by customers queuing up…? …
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  14. So, there IS hope in the world…

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    Friday 23 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    I got some good news today… and I thought, hey, why not be sociable for a change and share it! Well, a …
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  15. REBLOG: My Husband is an Alien

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    Thursday 22 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on Which Way Now 101:
    Credit Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain “American citizens?” “My wife is American. I’m a green card holder.” “Can…

  16. About the ‘Guest Bloggers’ category

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    Thursday 22 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Guest Writers Occasionally I will invite a blogger that I follow, and who is one of the more ‘active’ followers of …
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  17. A Guide To Tactical Hitchhiking

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    Tuesday 20 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Wanderlust was my watchword, and very much part and parcel of who I was in the mid-late 1980’s. As do …
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  18. Milestone ~ Spike Didn’t Just Spike!

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    Sunday 18 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Well, well… who would have guessed? Two months ago I started this blog in earnest, and today I am pretty …
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  19. Little Boys Room: A Great Equalizer

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    Thursday 15 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    You know, there is one thing in life that really bugs me, and that’s folk who think they are better …
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  20. Dodecanese Days

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    Tuesday 13 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Currently exploring a few of the Greek Dodecanese islands, and seem to be accumulating more blog story fodder along the …
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  21. Motoring Monikers

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    Thursday 08 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Ok, now naming vehicles… who else does it; or is it just me? Are you one of those rather dull as …
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  22. Nocturnal Garden Adventures… In My Boxers

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    Monday 05 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    So what would you say is the most appropriate sleeping attire for a gentleman these days? Never been into pyjamas …
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  23. The Gambling Man

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    Friday 02 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    During my years in that wasteland otherwise known as an extended adolescence, I was known on occasion to partake in …
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