Category Archives: challenges

Lucy’s Christmas Stories

  Way back in December 2011, I wrote a couple of Christmas stories for my dear friend Lucy. I reblog them here, along with the story behind them, in the hope that you will enjoy them.  Okay, they are silly … Continue reading

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Seven Days of Random Photos …. Day 5 …. Five Generations

  Perhaps I am cheating a little today. This is not a recent photo ….it was taken in 1969 …. and I didn’t take it because I’m in it. But it is a unique picture that is very close to … Continue reading

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Seven Days of Random Photos …. Day 4 …. Hanging on the Telephone

  This is a photo of my dear old Dad. The photo was taken last week, when I was spending a couple of days with him and we went out for lunch. He is 95 and lives in a bungalow … Continue reading

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Seven Days of Random Photos …. Day 3 …. ‘Colouring In’….

I have always loved  ‘arty‘ pastimes.  Apparently, I loved to draw, paint and write from the age of 3 and my enthusiasm for all things artistic and  ‘crafty‘ continued throughout the years. If you have been following my blog for … Continue reading

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Seven Days of Random Photos ….. Day 2 ….X-Ray Vision

Day 2 of my 7 Day Challenge and today I have been here …..     ……………….. ‘Here‘ being Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham, East Yorkshire. Oh….. no need to worry, I was only having my increasingly decrepit knees X-rayed. … Continue reading

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Seven Days of Random Photos ……Day 1 …… Bring and Buy Books

In an effort to get back into the swing of things and begin blogging regularly again, I challenged myself to post a photo every day for 7 days.  I have done these challenges in the past, but they have usually … Continue reading

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Best Intentions

    “I really must get back to my writing ……..”   Oh, my goodness, how many times have I said that to myself, recently ?  Chiding myself and trying to shake out of this ennui and lack of inspiration. … Continue reading

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Failure ……… Day 17 of 100

  Well ….so much for my 100 Day Challenge ! It only lasted 16 consecutive  days … and its been 8 days since I posted anything ! I can only apologise , but its just not good enough, is it … Continue reading

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Throwing Down the Gauntlet…….. Day 6 of 100

  Today was turning out to be what the media would call a  “slow news day ”  and  its rather dull and rainy too. So I was just going to post these photos of some pretty flowers  that have appeared … Continue reading

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Making Notes and Hoarding Notebooks …… Day 2 of 100

  Well, here I am, on the second day of my 100 Day Challenge and already floundering …… wondering what on earth to write about. I did have some ideas, but …………………….. I suffer from insomnia, as some of you … Continue reading

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