Monthly Archives: June 2014

  1. Double Bass Boring? Err, nope…

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    Monday 30 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Hope you enjoy this blast back in time 🙂 Check out the double bass guy! .

  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts (IV)

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    Monday 30 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the pate of a good friend, in …
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  3. Macro Monday: “My Audi”

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    Monday 30 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. I have an Audi TT, cool, eh? Hope you all like it ! . . …
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  4. Where are you darling?

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    Sunday 29 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    One year ago, the LGBT Pride March in Istanbul was as controversial as ever. Our conservative quasi-religious government struggle immensely …
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  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts (III)

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    Sunday 29 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is another from when we were camping under the stars – this …
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  6. Hawaiian Adventures ~ An Oasis

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    Sunday 29 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Hardly seems like a week’s gone by since last Sunday’s toe-dipping into the old 1980s archives…. First off was my …
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  7. Sound Advice…

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    Sunday 29 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    “If you always try to be known for your grin, not your growl, you are making a good start in …
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  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts (II)

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    Saturday 28 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is from the Datça Peninsula here in southwest Turkey. I loved the …
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  9. 1 Year ~ Looking Forwards

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    Saturday 28 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    It’s been a great inaugural year. But just where should I take Uncle Spike’s Adventures next?   . What… I …
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  10. The Spikey Ramadan Diet ~ part 2

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    Saturday 28 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Uncle Spike’s own Ramadan diet is different, but it works 🙂 As mentioned in the previous post, fasting means to …
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  11. REBLOG: The Gift

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    Saturday 28 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    A great read about life… The Gift.

  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts (I)

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    Friday 27 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the view from our tent one night when camping in open …
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  13. 1 Year ~ The Spikey’s

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    Friday 27 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Followers of Uncle Spike’s Adventures !! What a great surprise this was… I gathered that a few ‘new folk’ would …
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  14. Flower Friday

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    Friday 27 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Pink and perfect… . Flowering through from April to October 🙂 . .

  15. 1 Year ~ Guest Bloggers

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    Thursday 26 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In this ‘One Year’ celebratory post for Uncle Spike’s Adventures, I take a look back at one of my favourite …
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  16. It’s My Place, NOT Yours!

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    Thursday 26 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  17. 1 Year ~ My Personal Favourites

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    Wednesday 25 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Following on from the Top Posts of the past year, there are of course my own personal favourites. Now, they might or …
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  18. Wordless Wednesday ~ Coastal England

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    Wednesday 25 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Between (IV)

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    Tuesday 24 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a wintry scene as tyre tracks have …
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  20. 1 Year ~ Review Of Top Posts

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    Tuesday 24 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    With over 760 posts, how the chuff can I choose a few ‘Top Posts’ for this anniversary post? Sometimes I …
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  21. New ABs Installed

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    Monday 23 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    So there we have it… the 30-Day AB Challenge well and truly finished, licked, sorted, done and dusted. Has it …
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  22. 1 Year ~ My Blogging Journey

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    Monday 23 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    So where, how and why did all this start…. I get asked that occasionally and never feel able to provide …
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  23. Macro Monday: Flower Arranging Ants

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    Monday 23 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

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

  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Between (III)

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    Sunday 22 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is of a row of large fountain jets ‘between’ two rows of …
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  25. Hawaiian Adventures ~ Volcano

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    Sunday 22 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Sunday post time…. and that means a few more photographs dusted off and scanned from my days in Hawaii during …
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  26. 1 Year ~ This & That

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    Sunday 22 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Uncle Spike’s Adventures in Numbers !! In this last year, the biggest surprise I would say has been the popularity …
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  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Between (II)

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    Saturday 21 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is from Hierapolis not far from here in Turkey. Yep, we are …
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  28. The Spikey Ramadan Diet ~ part 1

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    Saturday 21 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Uncle Spike has his own Ramadan dietary regime to aid fasting 🙂 First of all, fasting means to go without …
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  29. 1 Year ~ Our 1st Birthday !!

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    Saturday 21 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Uncle Spike’s Adventures is one year old !! Yes, just about one year ago, I sat down to scribe my …
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  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Between (I)

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    Friday 20 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is from Afrodisias, or Aphrodisias as you may know it here in Turkey. …
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  31. Summer Storm Just Minutes Ago!!

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    Friday 20 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    We just a load of wet stuff fall from the sky! Quite bizarre it was too. We are well into …
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  32. Flower Friday – Oleander

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    Friday 20 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Oleander grows in these mountains like there’s no tomorrow… . We only have pink in our garden, but white and red …
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  33. REBLOG: Supermarket Smartaleck

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    Friday 20 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on James' Funnies:
    Yesterday I was at my local grocery buying a large bag of Purina Dog Chow for…

  34. Take Note of Your Diet

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    Thursday 19 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    A healthy diet could save your life, true? On the other hand, not all foods are good for your health….

  35. Our OWN Flowering Cacti

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    Thursday 19 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Yay…. after years of ’nuffink’, we finally have flowers of two types of cactus plant!! First off, these big babies …
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  36. Ramadan Countdown…

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    Wednesday 18 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In just another 10 days it will be the holy month of Ramadan, or Ramazan as we know it in …
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  37. Wordless Wednesday ~ Wild Onion Flower

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    Wednesday 18 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

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  38. Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra, Extra (IV)

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    Tuesday 17 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is another from East Africa.  Hope you enjoy …
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  39. Colour Of The Day: Orange (Mk II)

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    Tuesday 17 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    The sixth in my mini-series on colours (or even colors). Today’s theme for my look at colours is, sorry, again ORANGE. As a …
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  40. Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra, Extra (III)

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    Monday 16 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is of a grand scenery shot from here in Turkey, and a …
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  41. Wooden Jetty

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    Monday 16 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    A few weeks ago we went to Fethiye, and spent a day lazing on the beach. It was pretty darned …
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  42. Macro Monday: “Baby Blue”

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    Monday 16 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Just a normal scene around the farm Weeds and grass Yawn . But look closer….. and you’ll find tiny baby …
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  43. Real Football

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    Sunday 15 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    I’m no footie fan, although I am married to one, so I’m a World Cup widower I guess. Take last …
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  44. Time For a ‘Guess’?

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    Sunday 15 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    What do you think this is ? . Good luck Spikey’s. ***  The answer will be revealed tomorrow  *** .

  45. REBLOG: Happy Father’s Day too!!

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    Sunday 15 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on Cousin Spike Jnr:
    After my last post, here is one for my daddy, Uncle Spike 😀

  46. Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra, Extra (II)

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    Saturday 14 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a splash of red that seems out of place 🙂 Hope …
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  47. On Our Driveway…

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    Saturday 14 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    We made our driveway by simply running a JCB (backhoe) through the untamed orchard when first acquiring the land. The …
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  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra, Extra (I)

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    Friday 13 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is of a young street kid playing in a shopping basket in a …
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  49. Flower Friday

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    Friday 13 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Although these plants die back to near enough nothing over winter, once they get going in spring, they show off …
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  50. Counting Without Brain In Gear

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    Friday 13 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Without my optional ‘rest days’, the days are flying (slowly and painfully) by as the “30 Day Ab Challenge” continues. …
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