Tag Archives: school

  1. Çocuk Bayramınız Kutlu Olsun – Children’s Day


    Saturday 23 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    On April 23, 1929, upon Atatürk’s proposal, the Turkish Grand National Assembly decreed April 23 as a national holiday dedicated …
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  2. Not all days start with a smile


    Thursday 03 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Here’s a lovely bright springtime picture from here on the farm. Unfortunately my day wasn’t quite the same. Talk about …
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  3. The wall – An iconic memory


    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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  4. Rebellious age


    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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  5. Life in Türkiye


    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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  6. Morning Train… Teenage DJ Spike


    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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  7. And That Was My 2014 Was It?


    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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  8. Pint-sized Rebel #6


    Thursday 25 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

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

  9. New School Year – yay!


    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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  10. Wordless Wednesday ~ Off to school


    Wednesday 17 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  11. Sumz @ Six


    Wednesday 04 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    . Our resident small person, Cousin Spike Jnr is a nerd. It’s a commonly known fact, and one that he …
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  12. REBLOG: Happy Mummies Day


    Sunday 11 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on Cousin Spike Jnr:
    A few weeks ago for my art class homework my teacher told us to look and…

  13. My Kid’s Been Abducted By Aliens


    Tuesday 06 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Cousin Spike Jnr is six and a bit, and in the first year of primary/ elementary school. Like all kids, …
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  14. Çocuk Bayramı – Children’s Day


    Thursday 24 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Across Turkey every 23rd of April, kids of primary and middle school age celebrate Ulusal Egemenlik ve Çocuk Bayramı, or “Holiday …
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  15. Tuxedo Bug


    Tuesday 22 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Found a new friend in the workshop yesterday. Can you see him? He’s half way down the handle of that …
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  16. Only Sixteen – Just About Remember That…


    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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  17. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold (III)


    Sunday 06 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is two school children having their juice and candies at the …
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  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold (II)


    Saturday 05 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a simple one of a kid in a tube; that scary …
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  19. Star Wars Knickers Save The Day


    Wednesday 08 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Cousin Spike Jnr went off to school as normal this morning, all full of it and prepared to do battle …
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  20. Sunday Giggle Time


    Sunday 29 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Here’s a quick post for a Sunday morning…. Aunty Spike sent me this link just now to share with The …
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  21. Immaturity – Hmm, Parent or Kid?


    Sunday 08 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    I’m a growed-up, honest. In fact in terms of decades, this is the 6th that I have seen…WTF..!! Trouble is, …
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  22. Why I Wasn’t Famous


    Saturday 09 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    When I was a scrawny little lad at primary school, my mum had thoughts of betterment for her second child. …
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  23. Big Nerd : Little Nerd


    Tuesday 22 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Shame young nipper is growing up so fast. If he wasn’t so heavy and tall now, we could replicate our …
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  24. First Day As A Padawan


    Monday 09 September, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    The shortest member of our clan started school today.

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