Monthly Archives: December 2013

  1. Happy New Year Spikey’s!!

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    Tuesday 31 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Recently I reviewed 2013 in a post called And That Was My 2013 Was It? Well, now it’s time for …
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  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy (IV)

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    Monday 30 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Clan Spike’s fourth (and final) entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is of one of life’s joyous characters. This …
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  3. Macro Monday: “Sticky Subject”

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    Monday 30 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. Took this while our for a walk in the village. This stick was probably just …
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  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy (III)

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    Sunday 29 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Clan Spike’s third entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is another one with a human element. The capture shows …
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  5. Sunday Giggle Time

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    Sunday 29 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Here’s a quick post for a Sunday morning…. Aunty Spike sent me this link just now to share with The …
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  6. Guest post: “I Got There Anyway” – by Pat Bailey

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    Sunday 29 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    The New Year is almost upon us once more, and I was thinking about ‘looking ahead’. To share her thoughts …
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  7. And That Was My 2013 Was It?

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    Saturday 28 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    What an interesting old collection of 365 days that was! I’m afraid I can’t reel off a list of ‘achievements’, or …
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  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy (II)

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    Saturday 28 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Clan Spike’s second entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is another simple one; a capture of joy of a …
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  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy

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    Friday 27 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Clan Spike’s entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is simple joy…. these youngsters were so full of life, and …
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  10. Winter Sky Foto’s (II)

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    Friday 27 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    This a follow-on front yesterday’s post on interesting winter skies… Winter is a great time in south-west Turkey in terms of …
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  11. Helping Hand

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    Thursday 26 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Spent a while looking back through ‘December fotos’ of yesteryear… and came across this one. It’s of me and Cousin …
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  12. Winter Sky Foto’s (I)

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    Thursday 26 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Winter is a great time in south-west Turkey in terms of interesting skies. Summer lasts from May till October, when …
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  13. Wordless Wednesday ~ Christmas Snow

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    Wednesday 25 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    No Christmas over here, and no snow either for sure. But I’m still gonna post for Wordless Wednesday… anyone else? …
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  14. All Alone Today?

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    Wednesday 25 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    It’s Christmas today. Well not here, not for us, but for a third of the planet it is. Now I …
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  15. Jingle Bells, Punjabi Style

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    Tuesday 24 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    One third of the planet are gonna celebrate Christmas tomorrow. Ok, so we may be in the two-thirds that don’t…. …
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  16. Reblog : Relax & Enjoy The Holidays

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    Tuesday 24 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    This was posted on Facebook as a status update from a friend I have known since Primary/Elementary School, and she’s …
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  17. Winter Solstice Sun

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    Tuesday 24 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Northern Hemisphere, 21st December, Winter Solstice… so the shortest day of the year, and our ‘mid-winter’. We tend to have …
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  18. Guest Bloggers & Uncle Spike

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    Monday 23 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    A couple of months ago I was scratching around the area where my bald patch will no doubt appear one …
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  19. Short Sheldon

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    Monday 23 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Regular followers will be aware that Cousin Spike Jnr is a bit of a nerd, a geek, a sci-fi nut… He …
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  20. Macro Monday: “Prickly Hedge”

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    Monday 23 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. Took this while our for a walk in the village, maybe 200m (600′) from home. …
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  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: One (IV)

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    Sunday 22 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Clan Spike’s fourth (and final) entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is from a private reserve in northern Kenya …
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  22. Varanasi – A Sacred Moment

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    Sunday 22 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    India. Ever been there? It’s one of the most fascinating spots on the planet, for me at least. Often described …
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  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: One (III)

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    Saturday 21 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Clan Spike’s third entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is from Tanzania, a lake in the Ngorongoro Crater in fact. …
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  24. When NOT to spray a Volvo!

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    Saturday 21 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    This is the Volvo 245DL, one of those boxy 2100cc station wagons produced by the safety loving Swedes from 1974-1993. …
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  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: One (II)

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    Friday 20 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Clan Spike’s second entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is from closer to home. There isn’t much I can …
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  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: One (I)

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    Friday 20 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Clan Spike’s first entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is from the one of our trips to Kapadokya, or …
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  27. Deep Inside Pyramids Are Scary Places

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    Friday 20 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Ok, hands up who has been into space? No, me neither, but I have done some daft things in my …
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  28. Flower Friday

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    Friday 20 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    I took this while our for a walk in the village, maybe 200m (600′) from home. It grows in pretty …
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  29. Clan Spike send Holiday Greetings from Türkiye

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    Thursday 19 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    It is true, not everywhere in the world celebrates Christmas. For instance, we don’t, nor do the vast majority of …
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  30. Fired At Age 12…

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    Thursday 19 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    I’m a fairly honest and decent sort of chap really. I don’t steal or cheat, and any lies I’ve told …
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  31. Crowded Turkish Beaches… In Winter

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    Wednesday 18 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Yeah right… In the summer, say from June to September, the beaches here on the Turkish Riviera attract all sorts …
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  32. Wordless Wednesday ~ Town Centre Beauty

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    Wednesday 18 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Just a bit of colour that caught my eye in the centre of a town we passed through recently. .

  33. Winter Road Trips

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    Tuesday 17 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    When it comes to farming in winter here in southern Turkey, there is always plenty to do, from olive harvesting, …
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  34. Sun, Shade, Horns & Beards

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    Tuesday 17 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    “LOCAL PICNIC SPOT FAVOURED BY THOSE WITH HORNS & BEARDS” During our summer, when the temperatures hit the mid 40’s …
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  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Community (II)

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    Monday 16 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Clan Spike’s second entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is, sorry, yet another from Zanzibar, off the Tanzanian coast …
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  36. More Village Walks

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    Monday 16 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Following a request or three for some images from ‘outside the front gate’, we, that is all three of us, …
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  37. Macro Monday: “Call Me Rosie”

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    Monday 16 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. Hope you all like it 🙂

  38. Who’s Follower 666 ?

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    Sunday 15 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Should I be worried? Should I be concerned? Should I worry for my soul? Uncle Spike has just ‘welcomed’ the …
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  39. Cousin Spike Jnr – His Own Blog!

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    Sunday 15 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Cousin Spike Jnr has become a man… well almost, he’s 6 now anyway. After much pestering by our short Padawan, …
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  40. Greek Islands & White Paint

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    Sunday 15 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    There are some views from this planet that really don’t warrant any form of introduction or explanatory note. You know, …
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  41. Guest post: “Back In The USSR” – by Evelyne Holingue

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    Sunday 15 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    In this post, we hear some great travel yarns from almost 30 years ago, back in the days of the …
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  42. Girls, Guns & Jerusalem

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    Saturday 14 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    I was in Israel in December 1987, literally having arrived a couple of days after the First Intifada, the uprising …
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  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: Community (I)

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    Saturday 14 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Clan Spike’s first entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is from our neighbouring Greek Islands… On 15th August each …
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  44. Market Day

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    Friday 13 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Market day… It’s the day when our local town, like all Turkish towns, bursts into life. It’s a busy day. Like …
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  45. Flower Friday

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    Friday 13 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    It’s Friday, woopie-doo 😀 And for Uncle Spike, that means a few things every week. First, time to tidy up, …
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  46. Reblog: “OUTLAW”, A Beautiful Love Song

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    Thursday 12 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    One of the blogs I enjoy following is called Feet From Shore. . Today, Yael and her boyfriend Dan made …
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  47. Reminder Of Warmer Days…

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    Thursday 12 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    For most of us in the Northern Hemisphere, we are now well into ‘winter’, whilst our friends in the Southern …
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  48. Just Woke Up Bonzo?

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    Thursday 12 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Rainy days are frequent happenings during our non-summer (we don’t really have a winter)… but in late November, early December …
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  49. Went Out Boat Spotin’…

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    Wednesday 11 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Clan Spike had a small boat once, this was it. Part owned and cheap to run, but to be honest, …
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  50. Wordless Wednesday ~ Prickly Stuff

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    Wednesday 11 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Living in a hot climate here in south-west Turkey, there are many flowers and plants that simply do not stand a chance …
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