Monthly Archives: December 2014

  1. REBLOG: Welcoming an Exciting 2015 and Saying Thank You to a Lovely 2014

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    Wednesday 31 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on Adrenaline Romance:
    It was a year of discovering new destinations and exploring pristine secrets. It was a year…

  2. New Year’s Eve… then it’s 2015

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    Wednesday 31 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    So today sees the last remnants of the year 2014. Hmm, that flew by mighty quickly I have to say! …
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  3. Wordless Wednesday ~ Pomegranate

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    Wednesday 31 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    . All our pomegranates have finished, sadly, but looking forward to a good crop next season – one of the joys of …
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  4. Ah why not…. here’s my 2014 report

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    Tuesday 30 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Seen a bunch of these ‘reports’ today, and I think they’re kinda cool. I know some will heartily disagree with …
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  5. Stormy Days of Winter

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    Tuesday 30 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Beautiful clear skies or fierce storms. That’s about as good a summary as you could make of our winter weather. …
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  6. Spare Ribs?

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    Tuesday 30 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    No I don’t eat pork of course… but, having been so blasé about being in great health in my end of …
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  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Warmth (IV)

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    Monday 29 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the natural warmth of a summer’s …
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  8. Macro Monday: “Stinger!”

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    Monday 29 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. Took this yesterday when clearing our the depot here on our farm in southwest Türkiye. I …
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  9. And That Was My 2014 Was It?

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    Sunday 28 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Similar to last year, but different… It’s been a very busy but largely uneventful year (that’s a good thing), but …
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  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Warmth (III)

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    Sunday 28 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was taken almost one year ago, on New Year’s Eve …
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  11. SPIKE WRITES: “It’s me again Aunty Gill”

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    Sunday 28 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on Gill McGrath:
    Hi Duke the Rooster! Thank you for coming again. Hi People! Yes Duke has arrived again and…

  12. Freighter Cruising

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    Saturday 27 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Ever been on or considered a Freighter Cruise? Not that we have plans to do one just yet, but if …
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  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Warmth (II)

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    Saturday 27 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge represents the genuine warmth of shared laughter. Hope you enjoy …
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  14. Views of Hattusa

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    Saturday 27 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    I’m no historian, and regulars of this blog will no doubt agree with me on that point, but I do enjoy …
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  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Warmth (I)

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    Friday 26 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is all to do with the CREATION of warmth; making a fire …
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  16. REBLOG: Boxing Day 2004: remembering the tsunami

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    Friday 26 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on Green Lizard's Blog:
    On Boxing Day 2004 I was in the south of France with friends. The first we…

  17. Flower Friday – Wallflowers

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    Friday 26 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Taken a few days ago in the back streets of Bodrum, on the western coast of Turkey.   . .

  18. Weird Trees n Stuff

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    Thursday 25 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Need some loofers for your bathroom? . Or how about this piece of sculpted nature? Just looks like a cake …
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  19. My Slade Christmas Memory

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    Thursday 25 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    When: Monday 5th December, 1983 Where: Exeter University, England What: Last UK tour by the original Slade Who: Me of …
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  20. Christmas…

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    Thursday 25 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    It’s a beautiful and gorgeous winters’ morning here today in southwestern Türkiye. It’s cold (5/41) at night, but warm (20/68) …
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  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow (V)

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    Wednesday 24 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fifth and surprise additional entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was taken this past weekend in …
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  22. Wordless Wednesday ~ Summer Memories

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    Wednesday 24 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

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  23. Goodbye Mister Flubberbelly (part four)

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    Tuesday 23 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Over time I tackled the basics, that of scoffing less and scoffing better, then the quick-fire initial regime of the …
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  24. Music from one of our own

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    Tuesday 23 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Here’s something special. Tina is one of our followers (a Spikette), and a talented solo artist from southwestern Ontario, Canada, who creates …
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  25. SPIKE WRITES: A Scottish Adventure

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    Tuesday 23 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on Pictures and Perspectives:
    A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to win a ‘Guess What’ competition hosted by…

  26. Olive Oil Harvesting – How Much?

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    Monday 22 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    So, we have now covered the end to end process, from olive growing through to oil production. But how much …
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  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow (IV)

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    Monday 22 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a beautiful yellow bird that was, along with his mates, …
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  28. Macro Monday: Matching Pair

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    Monday 22 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday, as spotted yesterday when out and about. Hope you all like it 🙂 . . …
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  29. Being A Muslim At Christmas

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    Sunday 21 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    The vast majority of followers to my wee blog are located in the States, Canada and the UK. Irrespective of personal …
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  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow (III)

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    Sunday 21 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is one from Great Aunt Spike’s travels – this time in Verona, …
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  31. Mad Woman at Harlech Castle

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    Sunday 21 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This is my annual ‘special’, in which I retell stories about my late wife, published each year on her birthday …
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  32. Goodbye Mister Flubberbelly (part three)

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    Saturday 20 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    So, in addition to opting to reduce my calorie intake voluntarily, rather than have a plank of wood nailed firmly across …
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  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow (II)

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    Saturday 20 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a very yellow Citroen that seemed to have travelled more miles than I …
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  34. Olive Oil Harvesting – One Year

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    Saturday 20 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In the preceding four part series, we looked at, preparing for, harvesting and processing olives to make our olive oil. But what was the …
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  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow (I)

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    Friday 19 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a series of three photographs of the motorcycle genre 🙂  Sadly, …
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  36. Blogging Aids Focus

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    Friday 19 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    It is all far too easy just to accept and passively ignore our surroundings. There is beauty all around, whether …
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  37. Flower Friday – Lovely Lilac

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    Friday 19 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Here’s one I took a few years ago, right here in rural Türkiye. Love how nature provides such beauty all over …
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  38. Citrus fruit update

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    Thursday 18 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Most of the fruit is now being harvested, dodging in-between storms. Clementines are our primary crop, and sweet and juicy …
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  39. Bond – My Classical Gals

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    Thursday 18 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This is BOND, a four piece band of highly talented and not too shabby looking gals. THE ORIGINAL ELECTRIC STRING QUARTET …
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  40. Goodbye Mister Flubberbelly (part two)

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    Wednesday 17 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In order to reduce any amount of flubberness, one has to do two things, or so I was told. One is …
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  41. Wordless Wednesday ~ Seagull

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    Wednesday 17 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  42. Olive Oil Harvesting – Factory Time

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    Tuesday 16 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In part one of this post, we looked at the harvest season and preparing to pick. In part two there …
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  43. My autumn colours #3

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    Tuesday 16 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This is the third in the series looking at our late autumn colours around the farm.  We get the usual windswept …
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  44. Can you do the Twist?

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    Monday 15 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Twinkle (IV)

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    Monday 15 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was taken from a ferry boat …
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  46. Macro Monday: “Can I come in please?”

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    Monday 15 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. Having nets on every single door and windows does have a purpose and an obvious advantage …
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  47. Roadtrip: İzmir-Manisa-Akhisar

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    Sunday 14 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    During the ‘bayram’ or holiday/festival that marks the end of Ramadan this year (so that would be early August this …
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  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Twinkle (III)

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    Sunday 14 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is an image of the Mediterranean Sea, taken just south …
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  49. Olive Oil Harvesting – Off to the factory

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    Sunday 14 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In part one of this post, we looked at the harvest season and preparing to pick. In part two there …
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  50. Goodbye Mister Flubberbelly (part one)

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    Saturday 13 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    I decided, albeit just to myself at first, to get fit this year, or at least try to stem the …
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