Monthly Archives: November 2013

  1. Being an Arse (Assistant Rafting Support Employee)

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    Saturday 30 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Ever heard of the Franz Josef Glacier? I certainly hadn’t, well not before I stumbled across it on my travels …
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  2. Storms Over, Bright Skies Return

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    Saturday 30 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    After a fair bit of rain and storms, which is very normal for November for us, the bright blue skies …
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  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! (I)

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    Friday 29 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Let there be light…!  Well, for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge I have selected an image which captures this theme. It …
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  4. “My First Blog Post” : by Cousin Spike Jnr

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    Friday 29 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Cousin Spike Jnr is off ‘skool’ today as the big kids have national exams. He was sat here next to …
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  5. Flower Friday

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    Friday 29 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Transformed from a bunch of flowers lying on a bench, to simple elegance. Courtesy of Granny Spike .

  6. Good Morning World

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    Friday 29 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Here’s the view from the bedroom at just gone 06:00 this morning. No rain, no storm clouds: just late autumn …
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  7. Rain Rejuvenates : Veggies

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    Thursday 28 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Following on from the post: Rain Rejuvenates The Garden, I had a query about the rest of the farm… So …
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  8. Nautical Dreams…

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    Thursday 28 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    On a rather pleasant and sunny Sunday a while ago, Clan Spike took a drive out along the coast. As …
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  9. Happy Turkey Day; From Turkey

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    Wednesday 27 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Today, your Uncle Spike; well, the whole of Clan Spike actually, want to wish all those in the good old …
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  10. Buy An Old House: Brilliant Idea!

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    Wednesday 27 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    I was Googleerizing a bit this morning, on that Google Maps thingymajig, you know, looking up old places I’ve lived …
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  11. Wordless Wednesday ~ Triumph

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    Wednesday 27 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Think British bikes, and what name springs to mind? Even if you don’t love bikes, you just gotta love this …
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  12. Ahh… The History Behind His Artwork

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    Tuesday 26 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    After scribing that recent post about Cousin Spike Jnr and his latest hobby, art, entitled: Quite The Budding Artist, we …
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  13. Rain Rejuvenates : Orchard

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    Tuesday 26 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Following on from the post: Rain Rejuvenates The Garden, I had a query about the rest of the farm… As …
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  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected (II)

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    Tuesday 26 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    For my second entry to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected, I have selected a shot that was certainly of something unexpected – even …
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  15. Quite The Budding Artist

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    Monday 25 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    I try not to be one of those parents who devoutly praise their offspring for everything they ever say and …
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  16. Macro Monday: Miniature Roses

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    Monday 25 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. Hope you all like it 🙂 These are ground-cover miniature white roses. Love them even though they are …
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  17. And The Answer Is…

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    Sunday 24 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Yes, yes… the ANSWER to yesterday’s teaser… A few good guesses guys; some of which got pretty close to working …
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  18. Indian Trains – Sleepies and Scoffing

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    Sunday 24 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    In the first post Indian Trains –Timetables & Travellers, we came across the timetables, the tickets, the noise, the people …
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  19. Rain Rejuvenates The Garden

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    Sunday 24 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    We love the extremes of weather here in south-west Turkey. Whilst we don’t go in for the cold stuff of …
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  20. Any Guesses…?

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    Saturday 23 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    This ‘thing’ took up most of my Saturday morning. Any guesses what it is?  .

  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected (I)

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    Saturday 23 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    For my entry to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected, I have selected a rather simple, but bizarre shot. Taken on the …
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  22. Driving in Turkey: Acquired Taste or Lunacy?

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    Saturday 23 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    The first vehicle I ever ‘drove’ I guess was our family mini tractor. It was a mean machine and my …
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  23. Anyone For Tea?

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    Friday 22 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    . This little tea house or sort of restuarant is a wonderful stop off point during road trips around these …
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  24. Flower Friday

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    Friday 22 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Okra is a vegetable that many of you will know I’m sure. It grows in the height of summer here …
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  25. Winter Fruit Picking…

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    Thursday 21 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Winter citrus fruit harvest time is here again. Last year was a disaster, with 99% of the crop unsold, so …
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  26. Reblog: Today’s Best Advice Tip

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    Thursday 21 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Found this on Facebook today and it made Uncle Spike chuckle over a mug of coffee…. So, I thought, hey, …
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  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

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    Wednesday 20 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Having almost missed the challenge this time around due to our storm-induced lack of internet, I have just one entry …
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  28. Wordless Wednesday ~ Minty Monster

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    Wednesday 20 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    I wandered out into the garden just the other day to pick some fresh mint, stuck my paw into the …
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  29. And Spikey Is Back…..

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    Wednesday 20 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Last Thursday afternoon we had a good old storm roll in, fast and furious it was. That’s all pretty normal …
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  30. Learning The Value Of Cash

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    Tuesday 19 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Pocket money is the term given to the cash that kids have somehow negotiated as being their contractual right for …
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  31. Macro Monday: Mini Flying Fortress

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    Monday 18 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. Hope you all like it 🙂 Taken in Kenya, this is a rather large moth …
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  32. Teen Biker Spike Lost His Cool

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    Sunday 17 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Way back in history… well, about 3 decades ago I guess, Uncle Spike was not even an uncle at all, …
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  33. Guest post: “A Nice Cuppa!” – by Carol a.k.a. WhichWayNow101

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    Sunday 17 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    In this week’s guest post, we are taken on a wonderful journey… to get a cup of tea, and more. Uncle …
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  34. Indian Trains –Timetables & Travellers

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    Saturday 16 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    There is something about the railways that is an absolute must when travelling in India. Criss-crossing almost the entire sub-continent, …
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  35. Flower Friday (II)

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    Friday 15 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    I took this photo in the grounds of a hostel at the base of Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania back in January …
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  36. In Need Of A Smile…?

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    Friday 15 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Having a hard week? I was… until I watched THIS ! Happy Friday everyone 🙂 .

  37. Flower Friday (I)

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    Friday 15 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    After a few weeks of glorious autumn sunshine, looks like rain is on it’s way back…. The orchard, flowers and …
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  38. Spooky Numbers!

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    Thursday 14 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    I glanced at my stats page this morning and noted ‘222’ for the number of posts and ‘555’ for tags. …
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  39. Even Very Small Women Want Muscles?

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    Thursday 14 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    I used to think that, but this skinny old wimp-bag has got along just fine, so pants to that idea …
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  40. Rich And Mega Rich

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    Thursday 14 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    I am neither. Uncle Spike worked in banking for over 15 years, mainly in IT, but alas, none of the …
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  41. Herbs n Peppers

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    Wednesday 13 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    And still autumn lingers on. Ok, so the sun is out and it’s still not very cold yet (up to …
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  42. Wordless Wednesday ~ Downtown

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    Wednesday 13 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

  43. Throat Singing – Not Just Dr. Sheldon Cooper

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    Wednesday 13 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    One of the ‘most watched’ series in this house is The Big Bang Theory, the award winning US comedy about …
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  44. Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit (II)

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    Tuesday 12 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    For my second entry to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit, I have selected my only real habit, that is, apart from …
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  45. Modern Day Tracker…

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    Tuesday 12 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Short Spike, also known as Cousin Spike Jnr, is a fan of Dora & Diego, those animal loving jungle adventurers …
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  46. Light and Dark (III)

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    Monday 11 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    These are photos I took during a camping safari in Keyna and Tanzania that also seem to have two distinct …
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  47. A Sneaky November Swim

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    Monday 11 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    It might be November and officially winter, but that didn’t stop Clan Spike from venturing for a quick dip in …
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  48. Macro Monday: Stamens

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    Monday 11 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. Hope you all like it 🙂 On a Sunday trip to Göcek, I spotted these …
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  49. Closets & Bravery

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    Sunday 10 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    This was posted as one of my Sunday Philosophical Moments after I had seen a video that a friend had …
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  50. Respect : Remembrance Sunday

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    Sunday 10 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Lest We Forget In countries of the Commonwealth, today is known as Remembrance Sunday, with November 11th being the anniversary of …
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