Monthly Archives: July 2014

  1. Pad Parent : Good Parent

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    Thursday 31 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    It is a sad fact how many times you read, here or see cases of just plain old ‘bad parenting’. …
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  2. Fruit : Pomelo

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    Thursday 31 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    These large ‘pink grapefruit’ are called Pomelo, or Citrus maxima (or Citrus Grandis) to use their posh name. Ours are now …
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  3. KISS ~ Heaven’s On Fire

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    Wednesday 30 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Time for another of my ‘Tunes I Love’, and another from the 80’s. Try this for size; a bit of …
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  4. Wordless Wednesday ~ Centrepiece

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    Wednesday 30 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  5. Heaven on Earth

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    Tuesday 29 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    The memory of this tune goes back to the late ’80s, and has stayed a personal favourite of mine ever …
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  6. Fruit : Pears

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    Tuesday 29 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    As with the apples mentioned the other day, growing hard fruits like pears is also notoriously poor in this hot …
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  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’ (IV)

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    Monday 28 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a traditional (but modern) Turkish gulet on …
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  8. Macro Monday: “Stamen”

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    Monday 28 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. Hope you all like it 🙂 . A how I wish I had a tripod… …
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  9. Spike’s Guide to Eid al-Fitr

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    Monday 28 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Today is Eid al-Fitr, celebrated across the globe by 1.6 billion Muslims, or 23% of the world’s population. . So …
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  10. Guest post: “Fuzzy and Boomer” – by Linda

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    Sunday 27 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In this post, we get a history lesson… from a couple of farming pooches from the USA, called Fuzzy & …
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  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’ (III)

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    Sunday 27 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was taken from the back of the high speed catamaran …
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  12. Fruit : Jujube

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    Sunday 27 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Jujube, or Ziziphus jujuba, Red Date, Chinese Date, Korean Date, or Indian Date… Here we call them Hünnap. But as you …
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  13. New England USA ~ Rich Boy Lifestyle

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    Saturday 26 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Yesteryear look-back’ mini-series #3 has taken us back to 1980’s New England, in America’s north-east. The first was based in …
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  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’ (II)

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    Saturday 26 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the Villa d’Este in Tivoli, near Rome, Italy. Taken by …
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  15. Fruit : Sloe

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    Saturday 26 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    What is called “Deli Erik” (or Wild Plum) here in Turkey is sort of a wild Sloe. Most folk cut …
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  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’ (I)

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    Friday 25 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the sun setting on a beach here in Turkey – it’s …
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  17. MH17… A Most Despicable Act

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    Friday 25 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Whatever you nationality, politics, background, or circumstance, the downing of flight MH17 was a senseless and despicable act of terror. …
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  18. Flower Friday – Summer Softness

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    Friday 25 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

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  19. Fruit : Green Figs

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    Thursday 24 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    We have both green figs and black figs. The green figs are usually one of the first summer fruit, after …
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  20. Colour Of The Day: White

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    Thursday 24 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    The ninth in my mini-series on colours (or even colors). Today’s theme for my look at colours is a look at WHITE …
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  21. Fruit : Peaches

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    Wednesday 23 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    We don’t manage to grow large juicy peaches here; I think it’s just too hot and dry. But apart from …
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  22. Wordless Wednesday ~ Weekend Pad?

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    Wednesday 23 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  23. Tyger Tyger, Burning Bright…

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    Tuesday 22 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Time for another “Tunes I Love” Groningen, The Netherlands… that’s where my love of Tangerine Dream started, back in the …
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  24. Fruit : Apples

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    Tuesday 22 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    For most folk, the sight of apples growing on trees is no big deal (and for one of the Spikey’s, …
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  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Containers (IV)

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    Monday 21 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the foundation level of an earthquake resistant …
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  26. Macro Monday: “Fresh Every Morning”

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    Monday 21 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. Hope you all like it 🙂 . These little beauties last only a day… . …
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  27. Adventure Travel Anyone?

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    Sunday 20 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    I absolutely LOVE to travel, as you may have guessed anyway from my writing. For me, the destination is not …
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  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Containers (III)

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    Sunday 20 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a steel container widely used for rubbish collection here in Turkey: …
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  29. Anti-Social Media (?)

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    Sunday 20 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Social Media; the bane or backbone of modern existence. See it how you will, we have ALL been dragged willingly …
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  30. New England USA ~ Palatial Places

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    Saturday 19 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In the latest ‘yesteryear look-back’ mini-series, this is the third about New England in America’s north-east. We started off with some …
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  31. Weekly Photo Challenge: Containers (II)

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    Saturday 19 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a hard case with a fluffy jacket – an Achiote seed …
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  32. Yellow Snow

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    Saturday 19 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    I guess most folk know that old adage, “Don’t eat yellow snow!” Well that has just been given a whole …
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  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Containers (I)

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    Friday 18 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the single most used and useful container on our farm, our …
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  34. Put Your Toys (& Guns) Away…

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    Friday 18 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    CLICK THE IMAGE ALWAYS CLEAR AWAY YOUR TOYS [ THAT APPLIES TO MUMS & DADS TOO ] .

  35. Flower Friday – From Hampshire

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    Friday 18 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    An old foto of the garden of one of the houses I grew up in 🙂 .

  36. Wassup Grandad?

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    Thursday 17 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    My maternal granddad died in the mid 70s when I was still in short trousers at school. But I have very fond memories …
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  37. Oh I Do Like A Bit Of Solanum Melongena

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    Thursday 17 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    I love the way different languages, cultures and countries use such varying names for the same thing. Take the humble …
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  38. Media and the Near/Middle East

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    Thursday 17 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    So often we are ‘informed’ about events taking place in my part of the world, the Near/Middle East, but from …
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  39. My Penny Lane

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    Wednesday 16 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Today’s offering from my look at ‘Tunes I Love’ is the incomparable 1967 Double-A side vinyl track from The Beatles, …
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  40. Wordless Wednesday ~ And Relax…

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    Wednesday 16 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  41. Colour Of The Day: Red (Mk II)

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    Tuesday 15 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    The eighth in my mini-series on colours (or even colors). Today’s theme for my look at colours is another look at RED. …
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  42. Morning Walk By The Sea

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    Tuesday 15 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

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  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic (IV)

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    Monday 14 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is from Fethiye here in southwest Turkey (again …
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  44. Macro Monday: “My Jaguar”

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    Monday 14 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Remember the post “My Audi“? Well here is my Jaguar… . But not a model this time . . But …
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  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic (III)

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    Sunday 13 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is from Göcek, so yes, yet another from here in southwest Turkey. …
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  46. Fernando Was ‘The Man’

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    Sunday 13 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Today’s offering from “Tunes I Love” takes me back to my youth, and the time of ABBA. Love ’em or …
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  47. Guest post: “Water” – by Liz

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    Sunday 13 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In this post, we are taken on a journey to look at one of the essentials of our very existence, …
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  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic (II)

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    Saturday 12 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the original passport of MUSTAFA KEMAL ATATÜRK, the founder and …
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  49. New England USA ~ Whale Watching

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    Saturday 12 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This is the second in a new ‘yesteryear look-back’ mini-series about New England, that nugget of beauty located in the …
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  50. Cherry Toms – The Old Faithful

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    Saturday 12 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Growing tomatoes here is a pain in the proverbial wotsit. Red spider and a host of other buglets and diseases …
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