Monthly Archives: August 2014

  1. Make ’em work… (part one)

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    Sunday 31 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Apart from the help young Cousin Spike Jnr was on the farming side of life, we also made sure he …
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  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue (III)

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    Sunday 31 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is of some non-verbal ‘dialogue’ regarding the inspection of dads …
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  3. Bubble Wrap Is FUN..!

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    Sunday 31 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    You know when you buy something online, it often comes wrapped up in that plastic film of bubbles, known affectionately …
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  4. Sweetcorn – oops

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    Sunday 31 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    It wasn’t meant to be… As suspected from my earlier posts, the sweetcorn crop succumbed to the usual ailments this …
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  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue (II)

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    Sunday 31 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is an image from Kenya of some tribal elders deeply engrossed …
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  6. Hues of Pink, Purple & Blue

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    Saturday 30 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    The best colours in the summer garden, for me, are those of the pink, blue and/or purple variety. . . …
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  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue (I)

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    Saturday 30 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge may not be ‘photographic dialogue’, but this image shows some ‘dialogue’ …
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  8. “Your Song”… Is it?

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    Saturday 30 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Time for another of the Tunes I Love, and this takes me right back through to my childhood in the …
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  9. Gotta Love Summer Storms

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    Friday 29 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Out of the blue, literally, we can suddenly have a deluge from above. I just love summer storms – short, …
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  10. Where’s The Watcher?

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    Friday 29 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Room for rent… Decent view… Full air conditioning… Apply within. .

  11. Flower Friday – Seven Months a Year

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    Friday 29 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

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  12. Spoken With Dignity

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    Thursday 28 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    All men are created equal…

  13. Summer Skool Wiv Dad #6

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    Thursday 28 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    The last in the series about how we have tried to fill up young Cousin Spike Jnr‘s 92 days off …
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  14. Beautiful Bougainvillea

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    Wednesday 27 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    One from home… . And a few from other places… . . . . All equally beautiful 🙂 .

  15. Wordless Wednesday ~ Seat With a View

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    Wednesday 27 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  16. Summer Roses – The Result

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    Tuesday 26 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Back during last winter I spent a few days trying to resolve our problems with roses during our long hot …
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  17. Tranquil scenery

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    Tuesday 26 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

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  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray (IV)

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    Monday 25 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the “frayed ends” effect seen where these …
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  19. Summer Skool Wiv Dad #5

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    Monday 25 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Many of you will know of young Cousin Spike Jnr‘s exploits in the mathematics department and his love for all things …
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  20. Macro Monday: “Evening Visitor”

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    Monday 25 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

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

  21. Are You REALLY In Love?

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    Sunday 24 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Love A simple, yet probably one of the most widely over-used, emotive, underrated and misunderstood words in the English language. …
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  22. Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray (III)

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    Sunday 24 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the frayed ends of a tree… Hope you enjoy this entry. …
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  23. Turkish Police – Drink ‘n’ Drive Stop Checks

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    Sunday 24 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Here in Turkey, drivers are routinely stopped by the Traffic Police or Jandarma for checks- of your national ID card …
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  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray (II)

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    Saturday 23 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the frayed ends of a seed head. Hope you enjoy this …
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  25. And The Apple Fell…

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    Saturday 23 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    What do they say? The apple never falls far from the tree! . Like all grandparents, I think my own …
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  26. Encrusted Iron

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    Saturday 23 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Love this small pier structure, particularly the crustaceans that have made it their home over the years… . . . …
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  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray (I)

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    Friday 22 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a bit of a cliché, but here are some ‘frayed’ shorts…  As I …
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  28. Life and Times of our Peppers

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    Friday 22 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    It’s that time again when I start another harvest of the peppers. That’ll be the 3rd to date this season …
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  29. Flower Friday – Vibrant Red

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    Friday 22 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

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  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette (VII)

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    Thursday 21 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s seventh and final entry from me (sorry, but I really loved this theme) for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a sunset scene …
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  31. Summer Skool Wiv Dad #4

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    Thursday 21 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Young Cousin Spike Jnr is continuing with his love of math, sums, mathematics, call it what you will. Most weeks during …
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  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette (VI)

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    Wednesday 20 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s sixth entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a skyline shot I took at dusk a few weeks ago …
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  33. Summer Skool Wiv Dad #3

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    Wednesday 20 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    As with most kids, whatever Mom or Dad does, they’ll wanna have a go too… Each morning, in hope of …
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  34. Wordless Wednesday ~ Telephone?

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    Wednesday 20 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

      BUT…. there is no phone, never has been, and it looks like a new sign. Just WEIRD…!

  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette (V)

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    Tuesday 19 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fifth entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is of a wind turbine from the Datça Peninsula, on …
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  36. Empty Flower Pot (sort of)

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    Tuesday 19 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This was the challenge… to guess what this image was all about. . I know it was a pretty crappy …
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  37. Bet You Can’t Guess This One…!

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    Tuesday 19 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Put simply… what is this?

  38. Call to Prayer

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    Tuesday 19 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    For all my friends in the west who have asked to hear the sound of a genuine ezan, or call …
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  39. Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette (IV)

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    Monday 18 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is from our southern Mediterranean coast here in Turkey, around the Kemer …
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  40. Macro Monday: “Baby Clementine”

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    Monday 18 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

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

  41. Complete this? “C’mon……….”

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    Sunday 17 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    The year was one thousand, nine hundred and eighty-two and around that time a certain young Spike was contemplating starting …
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  42. Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette (III)

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    Sunday 17 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is actually Auntie Spike, relaxing on a neighbouring Greek island last summer. …
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  43. No…. Not THAT Tap…!

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    Sunday 17 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    The laws beset by Marriage 101 dictate beyond any reasonable doubt, that whosoever was to ‘blame’ for ANY incident, should …
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  44. Summer Skool Wiv Dad #2

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    Saturday 16 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Not quite big enough for a family swim… but at least Cousin Spike Jnr can cool off during the hot …
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  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette (II)

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    Saturday 16 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is an early morning shot taken on a lake here in southern …
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  46. Life n Times of a Pomegranate

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    Saturday 16 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    These fruit fascinate me. They grow on tough, not particularly pretty bushes, have magnificent delicate crimson red flowers, some evil …
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  47. Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette (I)

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    Friday 15 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was taken in Minehead, south-west England. Hope you enjoy this …
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  48. Debbie NOT Deborah

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    Friday 15 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Back when I was a spotty teenybop in the late 70’s, one of the pin-ups a lad would aspire to …
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  49. Flower Friday – Seaside Roses

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    Friday 15 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

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  50. Happy 67th Birthday India !

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    Friday 15 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Wonderful, wonderful India…. . A land of mystique, vibrant colours, people of character, head-shaking, tigers, a space programme, smiles, 20,000 …
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