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Haiku: Spring

Wake-up sleepy head Daff HQ’s calling all hands  There’s work to be done

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Weekly Photo Challenge : Half and Half

Half and Half I love Photo Challenges. I rummage about in the depository of  photographs taken over the years; the challenge firmly fixed in my mind. Most times I find first-time exactly the photo to fit the challenge, other times … Continue reading

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Any ‘Ole Iron

Walking with Alfie in the graveyard of Tewkesbury Abbey yesterday I noticed several tombs on plinths bearing the scars of the removal of the iron railings that once formed the enclosure; we walk often in the church yard taking for … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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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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Travel Theme/Where’s my Backpack: Above

Above As I ride the ferry from Cadiz, soaring above me is reputed to be the tallest suspension bridge in Europe under construction to be called la Pepa Bridge built to link the city of Cadiz with the mainland at Puerto Real, begun in … Continue reading

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Every Child Is The Same

All of this wisdom firmly makes the point that too many children go to school too early; long before they’re ready…give me the child until he/she is seven…

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100 Word Challenge: Read the Instructions He slipped out of bed as quietly as he could, gathered up his clothes, catching sight of his underpants on her dressing table. Between the curtains a sliver of light heralded the golden dawn of a new day; the … Continue reading

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Where’s my Backpack: Belonging

Weekly Photo Challenge – Belonging In this photograph everyone belongs to the group in various degrees but never-the-less,  for that snapshot in time they all belong to this group. The photograph confirms the members of the group and over time … Continue reading

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A glimpse of a retreating Autumn

A glimpse of retreating Autumn outside the back door at Squirrel Cottage, Conderton, Worcestershire. Funny, I usually prefer the blue hydrangea…

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