Tag Archives: youth

  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. Weekly Photo Challenge: Optimistic (II)

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    Saturday 23 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My second go at the Weekly Photo Challenge on the theme of Optimistic is from that day when your kid first …
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  4. The surprisingness of normal folk

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    Wednesday 09 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Today was a good day in southwest Türkiye.  I tackled a number of ‘chores’ today, starting off with taking the …
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  5. My beard never grew like theirs

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    Friday 24 July, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    ZZ TOP They were part of my youth; a time that spanned that last bit of compulsory schooling, the start …
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Complete this? “C’mon……….”

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    Sunday 17 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    The year was one thousand, nine hundred and eighty-two and around that time a certain young Spike was contemplating starting …
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  10. Debbie NOT Deborah

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    Friday 15 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Back when I was a spotty teenybop in the late 70’s, one of the pin-ups a lad would aspire to …
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  11. Anti-Social Media (?)

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    Sunday 20 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Social Media; the bane or backbone of modern existence. See it how you will, we have ALL been dragged willingly …
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Teen Biker Spike Lost His Cool

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    Sunday 17 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Way back in history… well, about 3 decades ago I guess, Uncle Spike was not even an uncle at all, …
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  15. How to destroy a trailer home !

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    Saturday 20 July, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    CHILDHOOD. A simple word perhaps, but one that encapsulates everything that happens to us during our formative years. So just …
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  16. The Hairdryer

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    Sunday 30 June, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Going back to my early teenage years, I went through that typical boyhood-manhood conundrum… should I go down the route …
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