Monthly Archives: October 2013

  1. Pomegranate Time :)

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    Thursday 31 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Today was my ‘pommies’ picking day. On the farm I only have just 3 established Pomegranate trees or bushes I guess …
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  2. Little Romeo

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    Thursday 31 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    And so off he went to school this morning. Cousin Spike Jnr, our 5 year old first grader all kitted …
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  3. Wordless Wednesday ~ Lunch

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    Wednesday 30 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

  4. Another Coastal Brekky Dash

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    Wednesday 30 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Last weekend we took a mad dash to Kaş, just for brekky. Some friends from Istanbul were there for a …
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  5. Republic Day – Türkiye (II)

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    Tuesday 29 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    >> CONTINUED FROM PART 1 << Today marks the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey. In each town across …
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  6. Republic Day – Türkiye (I)

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    Tuesday 29 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Today marks the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey. In each town across this vast country, you’ll find celebrations …
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  7. Even Youngling’s Have To Save Up

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    Tuesday 29 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    After months of negotiation, today this Youngling (or Padawan to be), finally got his paws on a new Light Sabre. …
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  8. Winter Time Soon

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    Tuesday 29 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

  9. Happy 90th Birthday Türkiye

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    Tuesday 29 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Today marks the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey.  Cumhuriyetimizin 90. yılı kutlu olsun .

  10. New Spikey Feature Coming Soon…

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    Monday 28 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    As from the beginning of November, I’m gonna be introducing a new feature to Uncle Spikes Adventures… namely the role …
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  11. Light and Dark (I)

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    Monday 28 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    These are some photos I have taken here in Turkey that seem to have two distinct qualities – that of …
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  12. Macro Monday: Breaking Ground

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    Monday 28 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. Hope you all like it 🙂 This is a Broad Bean plant just breaking ground, …
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  13. Autumnal Veggies n Stuff

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    Sunday 27 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Following on from the recent post about the state of our fruit crops here on the farm, aptly named Lets …
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  14. Son of a Farming Nerd

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    Sunday 27 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Our house is also a farm, so as much as we are all techie techie, there is also an earthy …
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  15. Doh, Who Didn’t Change The Clocks?

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    Sunday 27 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Here in the household of Clan Spike, we both needed to get up early for work this Sunday morning. Whilst …
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  16. Spikey Stats Izz Growin’…!

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    Saturday 26 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Well, what a daft old two weeks that was! For while your Uncle Spike has been toddling around the farm …
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  17. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon (II)

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    Saturday 26 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    For the Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon, I ended up with 2 entries, simply for the life of us, Aunty Spike and …
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  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon (I)

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    Saturday 26 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    For the Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon, I ended up with 2 entries, simply for the life of us, Aunty Spike and …
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  19. Flower Friday

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    Friday 25 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Funny to think that our huge Pomegranates come from such cute little red flowers!

  20. Cool Nerd

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    Friday 25 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    In this house we have a short being among us, more famously known as Cousin Spike Jnr. Now regular followers …
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  21. In Need Of A Smile…?

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    Friday 25 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Happy ‘whatever day it is’ everyone 🙂  

  22. Flower Friday

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    Friday 25 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Well, more of a fruit than a flower… but still lovely and colourful.

  23. Let’s Get Fruity

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    Thursday 24 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    It’s autumn I guess here now. We’ve had a couple of big storms that have battered us after the long 4 …
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  24. When Winter Adds Clarity

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    Thursday 24 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

  25. SPIKE WRITES: Many Thanks “Hitchhikers Handbook”

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    Wednesday 23 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    If you love discovering great travel blogs, then you ought to check out the Hitchhikers Handbook. It’s full of great …
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  26. Calm After The Storm

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    Wednesday 23 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

  27. Wordless Wednesday ~ Celebration

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    Wednesday 23 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

  28. Shadow

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    Tuesday 22 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

  29. Big Nerd : Little Nerd

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    Tuesday 22 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Shame young nipper is growing up so fast. If he wasn’t so heavy and tall now, we could replicate our …
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  30. My Boyhood Dream: Still Dreamin’

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    Monday 21 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Every little boy has dreams (no not that kind), and mine were often of flying in a military jet. Now …
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  31. Macro Monday: It’s Bee Time

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    Monday 21 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. Hope you all like it 🙂 Our farm gets very noisy in springtime – with …
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  32. Bonzo The Farm Boss – An Update

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    Sunday 20 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    You might have seen my recent post about Bonzo The Farm Boss. Well, I had a good friend express her …
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  33. I Wanna Be A Bird When I Grow Up

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    Sunday 20 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Hate flying or love it? That’s about it really, isn’t it; there’s no in-between for most people. Well me, I …
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  34. “I Said Bogoff Nigel..!”

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    Sunday 20 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    . It was a bright sunny day on the Masai Mara in Kenya. Jasmine and Harold were having a quiet …
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  35. Bonzo The Farm Boss

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    Saturday 19 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    This is our Bonzo. He’s boss around here, and a bit of a nutter. Sleeps all day and paces around …
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  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You

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    Friday 18 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    For the Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You, my entry is taken from my last visit to family in the …
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  37. Flower Friday

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    Friday 18 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    The simple beauty that is Cherry tree blossom!

  38. Flower Friday

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    Friday 18 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Rare to we get a decent rose… But when we do, out comes the camera!

  39. Three (point five) Wise Kenyan Monkeys

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    Thursday 17 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

      . As correctly spotted by the keen eye of one of my readers (Bill Jones, Jr.), this post has …
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  40. I Squashed a Tree With This

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    Thursday 17 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    . This was arguably my favourite set of wheels of my junior years. The mighty Bolens 1050 tractor, a 330cc …
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  41. Could Ms. Aguilera Shove Shakira or Padme From Top Spot?

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    Wednesday 16 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    We recently started watching the latest season of The Voice in the Spike household, a show we enjoy over mealtimes …
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  42. Wordless Wednesday ~ Calm

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    Wednesday 16 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

  43. 10,000… You’re Kidding Me..!

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    Tuesday 15 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    As I find myself wandering that bumpy road called “Life’s journey”, I am often reminded how lucky I am; how …
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  44. A Special Day

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    Tuesday 15 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Today is Eid-al-Adha, which is sometimes referred to as the Sacrifice Festival, or here, it’s Kurban Bayram – the biggest …
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  45. Beautiful Lake Bafa

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    Tuesday 15 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    At the north of our province is the wonderful Lake Bafa. There’s not much there, just a couple of simple …
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  46. Almost Olive Time…!

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    Monday 14 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    From the back end of October till the end of December, much of my time is spent picking olives, sorting …
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  47. Macro Monday: After The Rain

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    Monday 14 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. Hope you all like it 🙂 After a rainstorm passed through, we spotted this cute …
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  48. Powerful Skies

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    Sunday 13 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    . I love taking photos from our top floor sun terrace. The evening skies can be quite awe inspiring at …
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  49. Should We Dare To Dream?

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    Sunday 13 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    This is a brief departure from my usual collection of short stories from life, I’ll admit. But it does reveal …
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