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Scotland Decides…

 There’s a change in the air north of the border…  Scots with their bairns and burns bagpipes and Bal-moral high ground Trossocs and Gorbles, Highlands and borders, Lochs and tartan socks Haggis tweeds Bannocks and butter scotch Kilted and sporraned. … Continue reading

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Travel Theme/Wheres my Backpack: Orange

I love the colour orange. Less pushy than red and more gutsy than yellow. A rusty orange elevation of a restaurant at Gloucester Dock, weathering nicely. Sumptuous orange of honeysuckle Cheltenham’s Imperial Gardens sporting some rich French marigolds to brighten … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Frayed

I’m afrayed there’s a possible odd-man-out with this trio of entries for frayed. The big fat hawser and the frayed rope bits were all collected on the beach at Rhosilli, Gower in South Wales. The third is the very warn, … Continue reading

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PUBLIC HEALTH WARNING Here follows a rant… Why? Why do we war with each other? On a bright sunny morning why can’t we rejoice in the wonder of this world and vow to live in peace? Why? Human Beings have … Continue reading

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Weekly photo challenge: Silhouette

Silhouette… I think this just about meets the specification. It has enough drama to warrant posting in this challenge. Taken on Bredon Hill, Worcestershire.

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A Selfie is not as easy as it seems – Alfie and me upon a windy hill

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100 Word Challenge for Grown-ups – Week #144: Black Dog

Julia has asked for 100 words regarding – the black dog that walks beside me In parts of rural Britain, Black Dog is ghostly harbinger of death. A thousand questions demanded of me but I could answer none of them. … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture

The challenge this week is texture; you’ve got to take the rough with the smooth on this one, no slip-ups. Ancient oak casual brick paviors Leaf fall Alfie dogs soft fur formal brick paviors

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Travel Theme/Wheres my Backpack: Simple

What can be more basic, more fundamental, more necessary, more ‘stuff of life’, more simple than a drop of water on a leaf……..go on, I challenge you…. Click the link to see other ‘simple’ blogs  

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Travel Theme/Where’s My Backpack: Meeting Places

North West of Samail in the interior of Oman devotees flock to a market at the time of Eid. The market among date palms for coolness is a show-room for chickens, goat, and beef cattle eagerly sort after to cook and … Continue reading

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