Monthly Archives: April 2014

  1. Spikey’s Chatroom – Whatever Next?

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    Wednesday 30 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Being a sad Muppet at times, I was perusing the old Widget store the other day and lo and behold, …
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  2. Wordless Wednesday ~ Pretty Boy

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    Wednesday 30 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  3. Silly Animal Videos ~ Yay or Nay?

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    Tuesday 29 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    You known what it’s like, your Facebook timeline is frequently peppered by silly animal videos. Surely it’s not just mine; …
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  4. Spot Of The Wet Stuff

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    Tuesday 29 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    April in south west Turkey is, like most places in the Northern Hemisphere, a period of seasonal change. Our combined autumn-winter-spring (or …
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  5. Dumb-ass Views on Blogging! (Part Two)

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    Monday 28 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    To recap…, A while back I was having some real issues with my blog. I was rapidly running out of …
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  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters (IV)

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    Monday 28 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is in both English and Turkish letters. It …
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  7. Macro Monday: “Rain Drops”

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    Monday 28 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. Taken minutes after a storm, these are my first attempts at catching the beauty of …
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  8. Dumb-ass Views on Blogging!

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    Sunday 27 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Retired IT guy? – check Established blogger? – check Total dumb-ass? – check “So let’s look at the evidence, shall …
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  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters (III)

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    Sunday 27 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is one I took in Chongqing, in south-western China. I just loved the honesty …
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  10. Summer Veggies Sorted

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    Sunday 27 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Summer is almost upon on us once more, yay! And so the winter veggies are out, and duly replaced with …
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  11. Stuffed Vine Leaves

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    Saturday 26 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Stuffed vine leaves are a national dish here in Turkey, and certainly one of our favourites. They keep in the …
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  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters (II)

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    Saturday 26 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was taken at the famous historical site here in Turkey …
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  13. Every Fenerbahçe Fan Should Have One

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    Saturday 26 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Sort of the right colours… but this Fenerbahçe fan obviously was still on the waiting list for entrance into the …
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  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters (I)

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    Friday 25 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a sign pointing the way to the castle on the Greek …
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  15. Vocal Genius

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    Friday 25 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    How many films and cartoons over the years have we all seen? Now consider all the character voices, and distinctive …
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  16. Flower Friday

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    Friday 25 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Hello Vera! . For the first time in our garden, we have one of the many Aloe Vera plants in …
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  17. Çocuk Bayramı – Children’s Day

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    Thursday 24 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Across Turkey every 23rd of April, kids of primary and middle school age celebrate Ulusal Egemenlik ve Çocuk Bayramı, or “Holiday …
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  18. First Beetroot

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    Thursday 24 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    These were so very tasty, freshly prepared for our salad last night 🙂

  19. And Yet More Poo

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    Wednesday 23 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    And for my next bit of entertainment, I thought a double trailer load of goat poo could be fun! Yep, …
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  20. Wordless Wednesday ~ The Catch

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    Wednesday 23 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  21. Rose Beds Coming Back To Life

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    Tuesday 22 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Regular followers may recall the efforts over winter at rejuvenating the rose beds. Well, three months down the line and …
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  22. Tuxedo Bug

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    Tuesday 22 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Found a new friend in the workshop yesterday. Can you see him? He’s half way down the handle of that …
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  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top (IV)

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    Monday 21 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is one taken a few metres up …
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  24. Macro Monday: “Pears in the making”

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    Monday 21 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. Taken a few weeks ago: flowers on our pear tree just about to open. . …
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  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top (III)

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    Sunday 20 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is one I took a few weeks ago by a river here …
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  26. Bees n Blossom

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    Sunday 20 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    The noise around the orchard is quite something at the moment. With over a hundred clementine trees in full bloom, …
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  27. Seeking Your Advice…

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    Saturday 19 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Hello Spikey’s, in particular, my fellow bloggers… As I approach the one year mark for this blog, I find myself …
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  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top (II)

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    Saturday 19 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is back when we first started out on the farm, and had …
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  29. The Big Eucalyptus

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    Saturday 19 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    The old olive tree was not the only tree to be made a ‘feature’ of; we also had a large …
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  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top (I)

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    Friday 18 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is one taken of me during a tree lopping venture here on …
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  31. It’s Gotta Be Friday !

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    Friday 18 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    . For all animal lovers… For all bikers… For all those needing a laugh… . WATCH THIS AND SMILE .

  32. Flower Friday

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    Friday 18 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Cherry tree in flower   .

  33. Simple Wild Flowers

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    Thursday 17 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    It’s time to cut the weeds/grass very soon before snake season starts. Keep the undergrowth at bay and the slithering …
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  34. Only Sixteen – Just About Remember That…

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    Wednesday 16 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    So today’s Daily Prompt is called ‘Only Sixteen‘; challenging us bloggers to remember back to those days (as in me), …
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  35. Jujube In Springtime

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    Wednesday 16 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In winter, the Jujube bush is nothing more than a dangerous tangle of branches covered in evil thorns as you …
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  36. Wordless Wednesday ~ Our Nosey Neighbours

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    Wednesday 16 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  37. Young n Fruity

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    Tuesday 15 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    April now and it’s warming up slowly, but still cool enough at nights for some heating. In less than a …
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  38. Summer’s Coming Back

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    Tuesday 15 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

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  39. Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument (IV)

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    Monday 14 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is another from here in Turkey. It’s a monument located …
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  40. Macro Monday: “Cabbage Critters”

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    Monday 14 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. These little critters were chomping my cabbages! . . . Hope you all like it …
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  41. Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument (III)

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    Sunday 13 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is from a hill overlooking much of Ankara, the capital city of …
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  42. Star Wars & An Oasis

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    Sunday 13 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Travelling through Tunisia in North Africa is an interesting pastime in my opinion. Sure, you’ll see not a lot for …
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  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument (II)

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    Saturday 12 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was taken in the grounds of Christ Church, Stone Town, …
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  44. Citrus Blossom Time

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    Saturday 12 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Full on late spring here and the Clementine orchard is in full bloom.   . The whole place is a …
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  45. The Short Life of Mr Poo-Bug

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    Saturday 12 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Usual farm life this past few days… shifting a tonne of cow poo to the open fertiliser depots for use …
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  46. Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument (I)

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    Friday 11 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the Çanakkale Martyrs’ Memorial from Çanakkale, in the northwest of Turkey. …
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  47. Who says church guys aren’t witty?

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    Friday 11 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Like most people, Uncle Spike has a soft spot for certain things in life, be it cute puppies, thrill sports, my …
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  48. Flower Friday

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    Friday 11 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    No idea what it’s called, apart from perhaps “small shrub with cute white flowers” I gave it a serious haircut …
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  49. REBLOG: It’s Been One Year Today Since Kaitlyn Left This Earth

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    Friday 11 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Yes it’s Friday, and yes I’ll be posting for Flower Friday, probably something ‘happy’ for the end of the week, …
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  50. Office Humour: This Takes Me Back…

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    Thursday 10 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Over the years I have had the fortune or misfortune to work in a number of professions, trades, jobs; call …
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