Tag Archives: life

  1. Having Earned My Respect

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    Friday 10 March, 2017 by Uncle Spike

    So far, I have lived a varied old life. In my half century and a bit, life has thrown all …
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  2. Karma – A Childhood Lesson

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    Tuesday 28 February, 2017 by Uncle Spike

    This is a true tale that happened within the last hour. It is perhaps small and maybe insignificant to some, …
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  3. 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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  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Optimistic (I)

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    Friday 22 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    I try to remain optimistic in life; always have. Life is a journey and for me it has been full …
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  5. Embrace your past

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    Sunday 27 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This is so me… I have had a checkered, yet wonderful, interesting, sometimes successful life, with more drama-filled emotional rollercoaster …
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  6. Life

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    Thursday 24 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  7. Double entendre

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    Monday 21 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Today marks the day when I share my annual ‘special’. Published each year on the birthday of my late wife, …
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  8. “Knowledge does not equal understanding”

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    Thursday 28 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    “Knowledge does not equal understanding” For those who reckon education is the answer, think again. Now that’s a very brave …
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  9. Life in Türkiye

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    Sunday 29 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Western influences continue to transform Türkiye; now whilst some are for the better, that does not account for everything of …
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  10. What Does Success Mean?

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    Friday 16 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    . Below you’ll find a story retold many times. I’m sure many of you will know of it; but if …
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. REBLOG: Wordless Wednesday (sort of)

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    Wednesday 03 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on Doh' Micile:
    If only the world could accept this simple truth… Doh' Micile View original post

  15. 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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  16. 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…

  17. 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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  18. Volunteering Is A Must

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    Tuesday 04 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    These days my adventures in ‘volunteering’ tend to be limited to spending 8 hours with a backpack brushcutter to clear …
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  19. 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…

  20. 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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  21. Seize the day; because it’s YOUR life !

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    Saturday 11 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Today I read an article and saw a video about a young woman who will soon be dead. She is …
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  22. Fancy a Spot of Fishing?

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    Friday 05 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    CLICK THE IMAGE TO SEE HOW IT’S DONE..! .

  23. Our Planet, Our Time, Our Shame

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    Sunday 03 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    We only have one planet upon which we may dwell (as far as I know). So why do we seem intent …
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  24. Respect for Your Boss

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    Saturday 02 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    I’m no fan of bottom-feeders; those underlings who spend their careers attempting the crawl up the corporate ladder by way of …
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  25. Put Your Toys (& Guns) Away…

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    Friday 18 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    CLICK THE IMAGE ALWAYS CLEAR AWAY YOUR TOYS [ THAT APPLIES TO MUMS & DADS TOO ] .

  26. Stoopid Is As Stoopid Does

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    Wednesday 09 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    CLICK THE IMAGE : MEN NEVER STOP BEING BOYS 🙂 .

  27. When You Talk…

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    Saturday 05 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  28. Sound Advice…

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    Sunday 29 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    “If you always try to be known for your grin, not your growl, you are making a good start in …
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  29. REBLOG: The Gift

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    Saturday 28 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    A great read about life… The Gift.

  30. Stubborness of a Generation

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    Tuesday 10 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    We often hear about the ills of ‘the youth of today’, compared to those from just a couple of generations …
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  31. Fight, Flight, or Scared Stiff

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    Wednesday 21 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In our dealings with the natural world, we will have learnt the term ‘Fight or Flight’. This basically means most …
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  32. Mrs Fox 1 : Nigel 0

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    Saturday 17 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    After a good life for four years, our eldest rooster, Nigel, fed a family of foxes as his last act …
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  33. Office Humour: This Takes Me Back…

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    Thursday 10 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Over the years I have had the fortune or misfortune to work in a number of professions, trades, jobs; call …
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  34. From Burgers To Homegrown

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    Saturday 08 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    HEALTH HERO – that’s a funny term isn’t it? Trawling around the net this week, I came across a site …
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  35. Ambiverts & Social Media

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    Sunday 23 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Social Media falls into two camps; whereby folk communicate with friends, and/or with complete strangers. But I find myself asking …
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  36. Granny Spike Goes Walkabout

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    Saturday 08 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    We all have or have had mums, mothers, mummies… call them what you will. Mine is nuts. But in a …
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  37. When U Black, U Black

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    Friday 07 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This was sent to me by email, passed along many folk I guess over time; so I have no idea …
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  38. Weird And Wonderful Jobs

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    Wednesday 05 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    I have had many many jobs over the years. I’m not going to bore you with a list, but just …
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  39. 1970’s Memory Joggers – UK Edition

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    Thursday 30 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Born in the mid 60’s (that’s 19 not 18) one begins to realise that the middle ages are not just …
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  40. My World : Your World : Our World

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    Thursday 23 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Turkey is my adopted home, It’s where I met my wife.  Welcome to this, my world, It’s where I live …
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  41. “Your’e a Fart in a Whirpool”

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    Friday 03 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    “A Fart In A Whirlpool” – yes, that’s how my boss described me once! Strange, eh? But for me, it was …
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  42. New Year Dream – We ARE The Same

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    Wednesday 01 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Sadly, there are too many folk out there who simply cannot accept others are not ‘like them’. This is the start …
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  43. Happy New Morning…

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    Wednesday 01 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    There will loads of Happy New Year posts, messages and updates today I’m sure. I did mine yesterday… And then …
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  44. And That Was My 2013 Was It?

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    Saturday 28 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    What an interesting old collection of 365 days that was! I’m afraid I can’t reel off a list of ‘achievements’, or …
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  45. When NOT to spray a Volvo!

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    Saturday 21 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    This is the Volvo 245DL, one of those boxy 2100cc station wagons produced by the safety loving Swedes from 1974-1993. …
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  46. Fired At Age 12…

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    Thursday 19 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    I’m a fairly honest and decent sort of chap really. I don’t steal or cheat, and any lies I’ve told …
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  47. Bit Of Maudlin…

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    Sunday 08 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Uncle Spike is getting on a bit. As I look in the mirror, I know this to be fact, but …
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  48. Dark Nights & Fresh Yoghurt

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    Saturday 07 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Now there’s a daft blog post title if ever I saw one – see, I know what you’re thinking…. 🙂 …
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  49. Great Day To Be Alive

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    Thursday 05 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    It’s December. It’s winter. It’s sunny. Can’t beat a bit of winter sunshine 🙂 It’s a great day to be …
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  50. Closets & Bravery

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    Sunday 10 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    This was posted as one of my Sunday Philosophical Moments after I had seen a video that a friend had …
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