Tag Archives: england

  1. How to destroy a trailer home !

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    Thursday 21 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    For Throwback Thursday this week, here’s a very early post of mine, from July 2013. It’s about my life as …
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  2. Throwback Thursday: The Hairdryer

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    Thursday 31 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    For Throwback Thursday this week, here’s a post from June 2013. Back in the days when I had more time …
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  3. Wordless Wednesday ~ All Saints Church

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    Wednesday 17 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Transition (II)

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    Saturday 28 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge shows the unwrapping of a brand new Aston Martin ‘Vanquish’, which is …
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  5. Wordless Wednesday ~ Narrow Boats & The Cube

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    Wednesday 11 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  6. Flower Friday ~ Bluebell

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    Friday 02 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Simple elegance The humble Bluebell is one of nature’s best examples. Often seen as a mass of blue like a …
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  7. Wordless Wednesday ~ Minehead beach, England

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    Wednesday 30 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Change (III)

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    Sunday 27 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a fallen tree; depicting the changes after a storm. Hope …
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  9. An Englishman at heart?

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    Friday 18 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This tune I love takes me back to two memorable periods in my life….  Way back when, together with some friends …
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  10. Long drives in the rain…

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    Friday 14 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This 1971 iconic track by The Doors one takes me back to the mid 90s when I would commute weekly …
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  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: ‘Half & Half’ (I)

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    Sunday 19 July, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a split in the canvas all right, bringing symmetry …
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  12. The wall – An iconic memory

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    Friday 10 July, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Often I blog about my rebellious past. Most of us have one, and at times I’m happy to report that this …
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  13. Love and the Civil Service

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    Saturday 27 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    “And it says here you know other languages. Care to elaborate?” That was a question posed to my goodself some thirty …
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  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Roy G. Biv (III)

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    Sunday 21 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was taken in the UK… Is this what they call …
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  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Off-Season (II)

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    Saturday 13 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge shows geraniums surviving an unexpected bout of snow at the seaside. Hope you …
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  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Enveloped (III)

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    Sunday 17 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is an image of a moorland stream, enveloped by the hillsides …
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  17. Weekly Photo Challenge: Intricate (II)

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    Saturday 02 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge shows us another intricate beauty left by nature, that of …
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  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Intricate (I)

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    Friday 01 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge shows the intricacy that Mother Nature has to offer in …
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  19. Rebellious age

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    Friday 01 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    To say I went through a rebellious stage during my seven years of teenhood would be putting it mildy. However, …
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  20. Flower Friday ~ Little trumpets

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    Friday 17 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Taken back in the UK quite a few years ago, these bizarre flowers are rather pretty, even if I don’t …
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  21. Wordless Wednesday ~ Working a lock

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    Wednesday 15 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  22. Wordless Wednesday ~ Bang

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    Wednesday 08 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  23. Dreadlock Holiday

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    Friday 27 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Here’s another of the Tunes I Love for your entertainment and perhaps a memory-jogger for some of the ever greying mob, such as yours truly, who …
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  24. Progressive Instrumental Rock

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    Friday 13 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    As a teenage rebel, I was more into heavy metal and glam rock music than the modern new age stuff, …
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  25. Morning Train… Teenage DJ Spike

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    Sunday 08 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    May 1980, and I was a weekend teenage discjockey at a small private boarding school in Hampshire, southern England. I …
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  26. Memories of Derbyshire

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    Friday 06 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Sunday mornings, Out on the bike, On roads like these… . . A look back at days gone by, living …
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  27. Flower Friday ~ Mellow Yellow

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    Friday 30 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    A trip down memory lane – gardening in England .

  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity (III)

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    Sunday 18 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a scene from my birth country, and the serenity of life in the …
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  29. Flogging HiFi Equipment with Michael Jackson

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    Friday 02 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Back in the early ’80s I found myself working in an electrical and photographic retail store called Dixons, on the …
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  30. 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…

  31. Volunteering In A Very Old Tuxedo

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    Sunday 30 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This is the second in my series of posts about volunteering, with a tale that goes back to the early …
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  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Achievement (IV)

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    Monday 17 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge takes me back to the early …
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  33. Watching Sports Lying Down

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    Sunday 09 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This being the first of my posts about volunteering, I wanted to share a story that gives me warm goosey-bumpers …
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  34. Respect : Remembrance Sunday

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    Sunday 09 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on Uncle Spike's Adventures:
    Lest We Forget In countries of the Commonwealth, today is known as Remembrance Sunday, with the…

  35. 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…

  36. 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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  37. Flower Friday – Ornamental Pond

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    Friday 17 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This is another photo taken a few years back by Granny Spike, a.k.a. Uncle Spike’s mum 🙂 The pond was dug …
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  38. Wordless Wednesday ~ The River

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    Wednesday 08 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. Wordless Wednesday ~ Memories of Spring

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    Wednesday 06 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Taken many years ago 🙂        

  42. 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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  43. 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 🙂 .

  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. Wordless Wednesday ~ Coastal England

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    Wednesday 25 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  47. Weekly Photo Challenge: Between (IV)

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    Tuesday 24 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a wintry scene as tyre tracks have …
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  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art (IV)

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    Monday 19 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was a work of art on …
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  49. Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring (IV)

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    Monday 05 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was taken on a visit to Somerset, …
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  50. Only Sixteen – Just About Remember That…

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    Wednesday 16 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    So today’s Daily Prompt is called ‘Only Sixteen‘; challenging us bloggers to remember back to those days (as in me), …
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