Monthly Archives: December 2014

100 Word Challenge for Grown-ups: #161

100 words for grown-ups #161 100 words of priceless doggerel When I was sixty-nine, it was a very good year for enjoying life, Alfie our puppy and Lynne my wife I finally got to go to Cadiz; what an ancient … Continue reading

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Weekly Photograph Challenge: Yellow

Yellow comes in all shapes and sizes Taxicab Yellow, a slice of lemon, custard with rhubarb, a certain submarine, a small duck in a bath, a dandelion flower, a yellow hammer, a spoon of English mustard, Cheddar cheese, a tiny island … Continue reading

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Where’s My Backpack/Travel Theme: Golden

Golden Glow A pair of ancient Magnolia Fig trees in the City of Cadiz, up-lit by spotlights just before sunset; a false glow, but a gorgeous golden glow. The tableau is enhanced by a band of gold traffic control. http://wheresmybackpack/2014/12/19/travel-theme-golden Click the … Continue reading


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100wordchallebgeforgrownups #159

‘The usual sir?’ I gave her a blank stare. ‘I’d like to see some gold necklaces please.’ Two trays appeared from the display cabinet. With deliberation I examined rows of chains with pendants. ‘I’ll have this one please.’ I’d chosen … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Twinkle

Twinkle…   A riot of twinkles over the Thames and the London Eye on New Years Eve 2014. Click the link to find more twinkle

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Where’s my Backpack/Travel Theme: Freedom

  Freedom’s another word for Nothing Left to Lose – Kris Kristofferson Bright sun, warm wind, soft sand, the endless ebb-and-flow of the foaming surf, gulls wheeling in a blue sky above a turquoise sea – it shouts freedom! http://wheresmybackpack/2014/12/12/travel-theme-freedom/ Click … Continue reading

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Weekly Photograph Challenge: Gone but not Forgotten

My Mother This is my mother, gone but not forgotten. She died before her time and it seems so long ago. I miss her more every day… http://daily Click the link to see other Lost but not Forgotten.

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100 Word Challenge FGU: #157

…and so it begins… Sitting on the top step unknowingly rocking from side to side while two people I once knew tear each other to bits. It’s about money, misunderstandings, dashed hopes and forgotten dreams, entrapment, mistrust and whatever’s the … Continue reading

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