Tag Archives: Blogging

  1. Our Silence

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    Thursday 08 December, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Time has marched on; Many things have changed in our world; Perhaps more so here in Turkey and the Middle …
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  2. Pastures New…

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    Saturday 14 May, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    I set out three years ago knowing diddly-squat about blogging, or even what a blog to be honest (seriously), and now …
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  3. Half a million !

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    Monday 15 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    So that’s it, half a million page views in the bag! I stopped being obsessive over blog stats moons ago. …
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  4. Only through our own humanity…

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    Saturday 02 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My prayers are for an end to the conflict in Syria. Enough families have paid the price. A good friend …
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  5. Blogging Year 2015

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    Thursday 31 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Like many of you, 2015 has been an extremely busy year for us. The sad knock-on effect is that the …
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  6. Peace and People

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    Sunday 06 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Like any conflict on the world stage, everyone of us has very personal views, and the situation in Syria is …
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  7. Bloggers Unite for Peace

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    Sunday 22 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke ~  ~ …
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  8. In memory of Rhonda

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    Sunday 30 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    One year has passed Rhonda may no longer be blogging But not forgotten . .

  9. Remembering a departed blogger

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    Thursday 16 July, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Today would have been Rhonda Elkins’ birthday Sadly Rhonda is no longer with us But friends who met through her blog …
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  10. Guest post: “Scotland – Why I love it. Part 4” – by Annette

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    Saturday 28 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This is the fourth and final part in a mini-series on Scotland. During December 2014 and January 2015, I shared some …
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  11. Clues for “Any Ideas?”

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    Wednesday 25 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This was the ‘Guess What‘ for yesterday… Any ideas what this image may be of? . ~~~  UPDATE  ~~~ Some …
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  12. Any Ideas?

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    Tuesday 24 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Not had a ‘Guess What‘ for a while, so here goes… Any ideas what this image may be of? . …
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  13. Guest post: “Scotland – Why I love it. Part 3” – by Annette

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    Saturday 21 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This is the third in a mini-series on Scotland. After my own Scottish travel posts from my past, this one is …
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  14. Mentioned in [blogging] dispatches…

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    Wednesday 18 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    A soldier mentioned in despatches (or dispatches) (MiD) is one whose name appears in an official report written by a …
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  15. Guest post: “Scotland – Why I love it. Part 2” – by Annette

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    Saturday 14 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This is the second in a mini-series on Scotland. After the popularity of my own Scottish travel images from the …
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  16. Guest post: “Scotland – Why I love it. Part 1” – by Annette

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    Saturday 07 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Following my own brief look back at visits to bonnie Scotland in days gone by, I’m delighted to to introduce …
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  17. 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…

  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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…

  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone But Not Forgotten (III)

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    Sunday 07 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This was Rhonda Elkins, a fellow blogger in our WordPress community. Gone, but not forgotten. Rhonda was the blogger behind My …
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  26. Hmm, any idea what this is?

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    Thursday 04 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    And here’s something rather different again for this week’s ‘Guess What’. What do you reckon it is then?? . Answers …
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  27. SPIKE WRITES: Spotlight on Duke my Turkey Bird!

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    Sunday 30 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on Gill McGrath:
    Hi people! …. Meet Uncle Spike who writes a lively and informative blog about life on…

  28. Thankful at Thanksgiving – from Türkiye

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    Wednesday 26 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    It’s that time of year again when three things happen. One – over half my readers disappear to gorge on …
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  29. REBLOG: To Rhonda.

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    Wednesday 19 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on Phoebe, MD: Medicine + Poetry:
    ? Almost a year ago, I wrote something for your daughter.   I never thought at…

  30. SPIKE WRITES: Camels & Cats

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    Sunday 16 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on Pictures:
    Here goes the guest post by Uncle Spike – and it’s about cats! 🙂 Lesia asked…

  31. Care to guess?

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    Wednesday 12 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Following my victory at fooling the lot of ya with the last challenge, I thought I’d check to see who’s …
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  32. Milestone: Quarter Million

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    Wednesday 05 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Well, well, well… after just over a year of sticking to daily posting my varied offerings, the jolly old ‘hits’ …
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  33. SPIKE WRITES: Change of Career, Continent, and Citizenship

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    Saturday 01 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on Sarah Potter Writes:
    For many years I was an avid traveller of far-flung places – basically, anywhere warmer and…

  34. So, just how did I end up here?

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    Sunday 26 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Well well, who would’ve thought that young Spike would one day be a naturalised Türk, having emigrated to the pan-Eurasian …
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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. What’s The Story Here? UPDATED

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    Wednesday 06 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Here’s a ‘Guess What!’ with a difference… Yes, I know it is concrete… ~  ~  ~  ~ But any clue …
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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. Did You Get Close?

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    Friday 11 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    For this week’s Guess What!’… Did you get anywhere close this time? ANDREW GOT IT ! It was the spinning …
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  41. Need a Clue or Three?

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    Thursday 10 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This was yesterday’s ‘Guess What!’… A number of guesses, but nobody has it yet… . Need a few clues? . …
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  42. C’mon Then, What’s This?

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    Wednesday 09 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Here’s a new ‘Guess What!’ for ya… Answer + best guesser in 24 hours. Good luck 😀 SPIKE

  43. New Year: New Stuff

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    Tuesday 08 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Following on from the One Year Anniversary series, I have been delighted with the emails and comments/suggestions as to where we go …
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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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  49. 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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  50. 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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