Monthly Archives: September 2014

  1. The Quo

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    Tuesday 30 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Let me introduce you to a real part of my youth…. Status Quo. With a mop of my own long …
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  2. Autumn chores time

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    Tuesday 30 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In the few days before our first rains hit this week, I was busy outside preparing the house to successfully …
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  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime (IV)

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    Monday 29 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a simple bonfire; one of many that …
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  4. Macro Monday: “Don’t sit on it !”

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    Monday 29 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

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

  5. Need a Good Laugh Today?

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    Sunday 28 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    If you are in need of a simple laugh, a bit of a giggle, or just a quiet smile, then …
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  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime (III)

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    Sunday 28 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is from New Years Eve last year, when we had a bonfire …
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  7. Summer Becomes Non-Summer

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    Sunday 28 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Yay… summer is over. Don’t get me wrong, I seriously love our looooong hot summer, and rarely tire of the …
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  8. İZMİR…. Not all cramped streets

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    Saturday 27 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    . This is another in my series of looks at İzmir, the large coastal city on the Aegean (western) coast …
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  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime (II)

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    Saturday 27 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was taken on a camera-phone just a few weeks ago …
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  10. Banned ! = Relax & Cash In

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    Saturday 27 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    “Banned by the BBC !” I remember the time well. It was 1984 and the perceived sexual controversy surrounding Frankie …
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  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime (I)

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    Friday 26 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is pretty difficult for those of us without a fancy camera, but nevertheless, here is my first entry …
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  12. Oh Bella

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    Friday 26 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    “Finally!” I hear you cry… Yes, here is one of my Tunes I Love that is not from the 70s …
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  13. Flower Friday – Twin Colours

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    Friday 26 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    One bush, dual colours… . .

  14. İZMİR…. Walking @ 06:00

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    Thursday 25 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    During that recent stay in İzmir, as mentioned before, the country life doesn’t leave ones soul just because you happen …
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  15. Pint-sized Rebel #6

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    Thursday 25 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Cousin Spike Jnr off to school full-time from age 2½…. .

  16. What’s On Your Balcony?

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    Wednesday 24 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Did you spot the ‘something not quite right’? If not, well, look again at the lower balcony centre/left… . Now …
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  17. Wordless Wednesday ~ Greek Sunrise

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    Wednesday 24 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  18. Memorial page for Rhonda

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    Tuesday 23 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    I came across a memorial page for Rhonda, just in case any of her fellow bloggers are interested. You can …
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  19. What’s ‘not quite right’ here?

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    Tuesday 23 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Something in this image is a little out of the ordinary…. just not quite right…. Can you spot it? . …
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  20. Pint-sized Rebel #5

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    Tuesday 23 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Cousin Spike Jnr ‘escaping’… but didn’t spot there wasn’t a fence 🙂 .

  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance (IV)

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    Monday 22 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is living on low farmland which floods every …
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  22. Macro Monday: “BIG BUG”

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    Monday 22 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

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

  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance (III)

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    Sunday 21 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is evidence of my endurance is persevering to overcome a fear of …
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  24. İZMİR…. City Sunrise

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    Sunday 21 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    You can take the country boy (lad, guy, man, old git – delete as appropriate) to a city, but I still …
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  25. Dogs bully cats… yeah right!

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    Sunday 21 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    When you are a kid, you learn that dogs chase cats – just part and parcel of a dogs duty …
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  26. REBLOG: Remembering Rhonda

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    Saturday 20 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on Jennifer Kelland Perry, Author:
    I started following Rhonda Elkins’ blog around this time last year, and was profoundly moved by her…

  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance (II)

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    Saturday 20 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is all about the hardships and dangers that the little creatures face, …
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  28. We lost one of our own…

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    Saturday 20 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    It is with a heavy heart that I write today. I have just found out that one of our Spikey’s, …
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  29. Tunnel Vision

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    Saturday 20 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  30. Pint-sized Rebel #4

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    Saturday 20 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Cousin Spike Jnr building his first weapon I suspect…. .

  31. Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance (I)

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    Friday 19 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is my old car. “Ellie” is 26 years old, has almost hit …
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  32. Floyd – High Hopes

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    Friday 19 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Pink Floyd are very much part of my soul, part of my very being if you like; having been there …
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  33. Flower Friday – Bottlebrush

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    Friday 19 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Back during our spring sunshine, but before the summer heat… .

  34. New School Year – yay!

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    Thursday 18 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    After the mammoth 92 day summer break, the small people have migrated back to their schools to a) learn stuff, …
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  35. Pint-sized Rebel #3

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    Thursday 18 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Cousin Spike Jnr being a ‘boy’, and making a splash…. .

  36. İZMİR…. And The Seagulls

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    Wednesday 17 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    One of the interesting aspects of our visit to the city of İzmir, was the birdlife that I found all …
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  37. Wordless Wednesday ~ Off to school

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    Wednesday 17 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  38. CCR – Does That Mean Anything?

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    Tuesday 16 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    . CCR, hmm, well yes, it does stand for the Center for Constitutional Rights, but it also denotes the name of …
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  39. Live 8 Madge

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    Tuesday 16 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Many have slated her…. but our Madge, or Ms Madonna, has become an icon of music over the years. Constantly …
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  40. Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity (IV)

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    Monday 15 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was taken on a beach on …
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  41. Pint-sized Rebel #2

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    Monday 15 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Cousin Spike Jnr attempting to take off on dad’s other wheels…. .

  42. Macro Monday: “Baby Oranges”

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    Monday 15 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

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

  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity (III)

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    Sunday 14 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a typical local market scene from here in Turkey. Hope you …
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  44. From Macedonia to Turkey

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    Sunday 14 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    My wife’s maternal grandparents hailed from Macedonia, having been forced immigrants to Turkey after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. …
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  45. “No Malcolm, it’s this way!”

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    Sunday 14 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  46. Pint-sized Rebel #1

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    Saturday 13 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Cousin Spike Jnr attempting to take off on dad’s wheels…. .

  47. Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity (II)

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    Saturday 13 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a scene from a roadside on the border of Kenya and …
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  48. Do Bears Like Golf ?

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    Saturday 13 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Need a pick-me-up today? Check out this short video 😀 .

  49. Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity (I)

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    Friday 12 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge are some locals in a village close to Mexico City. …
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  50. Rock n Roll & Ms Jett

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    Friday 12 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Here’s the next instalment in my review of Tunes I Love…. It’s another 80s classic, featuring Miss Attitude herself, the …
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