Tag Archives: youth

  1. How to destroy a trailer home !


    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


    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)


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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..!


    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……….”


    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


    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 (?)


    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…


    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…


    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


    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 !


    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


    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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