Monthly Archives: January 2014

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Object (I)

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    Friday 31 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Clan Spike’s entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is from the grounds of a beautiful hotel we stayed at …
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  2. Bonfire Time

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    Friday 31 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Cousin Spike Jnr loves nothing better than a good old burn-up in the yard. From May to October we just …
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  3. Flower Friday

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    Friday 31 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Eucalyptus trees are interesting beasties; shedding leaves, brittle branches and these cute little flower seed pods all over the garage roof… …
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  4. 1970’s Memory Joggers – UK Edition

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    Thursday 30 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Born in the mid 60’s (that’s 19 not 18) one begins to realise that the middle ages are not just …
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  5. Winter Reminders Of Summer

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    Thursday 30 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    A simple collection of photographs. Taken in winter, Reminders of Summer 🙂 . .  

  6. Thorn In My Side?

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    Wednesday 29 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    If I said to you, “Hey, I’m gardening this week, doing a bit of pruning“, what would be the image …
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  7. Wordless Wednesday ~ Winter Warmer

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    Wednesday 29 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  8. Sarah Guessed It, Did You?

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    Tuesday 28 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This was the brain buster this week… . . Anybody guess right this time? . . It was a bucket …
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  9. Welcome #888

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    Tuesday 28 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    A while we were guessing who had the honour (?) of becoming follower 666… I never revealed who it was …
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  10. Who’s For Guessing?

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    Tuesday 28 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Fancy a brain buster? What’s the subject? No colour changes – undoctored image Just a close up photograph of…. something. …
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  11. Winter Blues; Think Summer

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    Tuesday 28 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Mid winter. Bitterly cold for many. Wet and windy for others. No matter how you spend your winter, sometimes we …
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  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition (IV)

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    Monday 27 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Clan Spike’s fourth (and final) entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is another of young Cousin Spike Jnr. Kids …
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  13. Macro Monday: “Fig Leaf Bud”

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    Monday 27 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. Again, I would be interested in some crtique from you ‘proper photographers’ – thank you! …
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  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition (III)

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    Sunday 26 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Clan Spike’s third entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is a young Cousin Spike Jnr attempting an escape.  Hope you …
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  15. Rooster That Lay Eggs??

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    Sunday 26 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Went it rains here, it pours… we may be one of the hottest places in Turkey during summer, but we …
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  16. Guest post: “London: A Place for Flowers & Buying Shoes” – by Gill McGrath

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    Sunday 26 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In addition to sitting back and dumbfoundedly observing the size of my ears expand, I continue my ‘middle age’ quest for …
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  17. Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition (II)

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    Saturday 25 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Clan Spike’s second entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is the meeting of two opposite worlds in our house; …
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  18. Fun Roads To Enjoy

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    Saturday 25 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Some roads get you from A to B. Some roads are multi-laned and fast. Some roads are full of traffic. …
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  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition (I)

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    Friday 24 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Clan Spike’s entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is from the Greek island of Leros.  Hope you enjoy this …
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  20. Black n White Spike

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    Friday 24 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    I got asked this week…. “Hey Spike, you ever do much Black & White photography?” Well, rarely I’ll admit. But …
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  21. Flower Friday

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    Friday 24 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Love the colours… never get bored of these 🙂 .

  22. Pruning Has Started

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    Thursday 23 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Spring is but a couple of weeks away, and so my farming chores ramp up for a while. Thankfully, I …
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  23. My World : Your World : Our World

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    Thursday 23 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Turkey is my adopted home, It’s where I met my wife.  Welcome to this, my world, It’s where I live …
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  24. Roses & Beds

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    Wednesday 22 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Following on from my recent post called Splittin’ & Moovin’ and the ever so originally thought of follow-up post named… More Splittin’ & …
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  25. Wordless Wednesday ~ Aegean Winter

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    Wednesday 22 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Looking out across the Aegean Sea. Early January – mid winter. No Snow. A few clouds. Just about right 🙂 . …
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  26. Fishing Boats At Rest

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    Tuesday 21 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    A day out during winter needs certain ingredients 1. Sun 2. Scenery 3. Good company 4. Decent grub Love these …
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  27. “Soft Kitty…”

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    Tuesday 21 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Our small person, otherwise known as Cousin Spike Jnr, is a bit off the weather right now; nothing more than …
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  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Family (IV)

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    Monday 20 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Clan Spike’s fourth (and final) entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge features a family of lions out for a …
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  29. …And They Always Follow…

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    Monday 20 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Working the garden this month. Every day I am digging. Every day I am chopping. Every day I am clearing. …
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  30. Macro Monday: “Yellow”

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    Monday 20 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. Playing outside in the garden with the macro setting this weekend… I have included a …
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  31. Weekly Photo Challenge: Family (III)

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    Sunday 19 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Clan Spike’s third entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is all about family… and how many of them you …
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  32. Reblog: Leatherbacks Hatching

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    Sunday 19 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    I found a blog today called “Life On The Golden Rock“, or rather Fraukje whose blog it is found me. Anyway… …
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  33. Giggle Time: “Don’t Let Me Down”

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    Sunday 19 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    We all try to be cool moms and dads Some people are better at it that others Check out this …
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  34. Weekly Photo Challenge: Family (II)

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    Saturday 18 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Clan Spike’s second entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is a cute family of heffalumps 😀 Hope you enjoy …
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  35. Bizarre Bamboo Beach

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    Saturday 18 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This was a strange old sight…. not far from here, we came across a beach literally strewn with bamboo poles. . …
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  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Family (I)

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    Friday 17 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Clan Spike’s entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is pure monkey business.  Hope you enjoy this entry. . . …
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  37. More Splittin’ & Moovin’…

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    Friday 17 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Following on from my recent post called Splittin’ & Moovin’, guess what this one’s about?… Yep, I’m back out in …
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  38. Flower Friday

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    Friday 17 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Drying wild onion flower heads is just one of those jobs every year that has to be done 🙂 . .

  39. More Goodies From Uncle Baldrick

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    Thursday 16 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Remember the garden fork, the tools and the 5,000 old photographs? Well, that’s not all that Uncle Baldrick brought over …
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  40. Followers: Voluntary or Involuntary?

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    Thursday 16 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Just a question…. Followers; should they be voluntary or not? What got me tickling my thinning hair about all this …
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  41. Wordless Wednesday ~ Loaded Up

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    Wednesday 15 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  42. Who Spotted The Fairy?

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    Tuesday 14 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    I wonder if anyone notice the ‘fairy’ on our New Year’s tree in the recent post? Ok, So We’re A …
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  43. Splittin’ & Moovin’…

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    Tuesday 14 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Tiz winter – yay!  Love this time of year, mainly as it’s the only time of the year you’re not …
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  44. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window (IV)

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    Monday 13 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Clan Spike’s fourth (and final) entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is, sorry, another Zanzibarian photo… This one was …
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  45. Macro Monday: “Syrian Pound”

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    Monday 13 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. I have an interest in coins. I don’t ‘collect’ them or anything like that, but …
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  46. The Answer Was This….

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    Sunday 12 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This was the challenge… . And then, as the image was colour inverted, this was shown as the original image… . …
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  47. Ok, So We’re A Little Different !

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    Sunday 12 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    We don’t do ‘normal’ around here, but we do excel at ‘different’. There really is no Halloween event or culture …
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  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window (III)

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    Sunday 12 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Clan Spike’s third entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is a couple of shots looking through the windows of …
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  49. Guest post: “The Psycho Soprano!” – by Charlotte Hoather

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    Sunday 12 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In this post, it’s Uncle Spike’s intention to bring a bit of much-needed ‘culture’ to the blog… and so without …
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  50. Now What’s This…?

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    Saturday 11 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This one has got a few people guessing… but none that close It was always gonna be a challenge as …
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