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Pier way – Which Way Challenge: April 18, 2019

Each week sonofabeach96 challenges us with the following:

This Which Way challenge is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, steps, signs, etc. we move from one place to another on.  You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride on them, as long as the specific way is visible.  Any angle of a bridge is acceptable as are any signs.

A shot from a day trip out with dad a few years ago.

‘Beaumaris Pier’, Beaumaris, 2014.Beaumaris Pier




Pay attention – Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Signs: traffic, directional, signs along the roads or on buildings

For this weeks Fun Foto Challenge Cee gives us the topic of ‘Signs:  traffic, directional, signs along the roads or on buildings’.

Those of you who follow my blog and saw my post ‘Hurty head‘, are probably thinking that I should pay more attention to signs such as this one below!

‘Pay attention’, Weobley Castle, 2014.Pay attention

Perhaps as visitors for such a short time we should seek to take care and avoid accidents, but let us live life to the full also.

“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!” –  Bob Marley


The meaning of Cake! – Tuesday Photo Challenge: Cake.

Well this week Frank challenges us with the topic ‘Cake’:

This week, we roll in a different direction, as I had an appetite when coming up with the theme. After all those great entries, I thought it was time for Cake! Everyone deserves cake to celebrate and fill their need for dessert! I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of cake strikes your fancy and might make you ask for a second helping.

Yesterday we saw this sign outside a ‘Pet cemetery’ that is local to my father, it does have a tea room, just thought I better clarify that!

‘No option’, Brynford, 2019.No option

Whenever anyone mentions ‘Cake’, after I have got over the initial yummy thoughts, I tend to think of Eddy Izzard – If you do not know what I am talking about, a quick google search for ‘Cake or Death’ may be in order.  Anyway as a tangent it made me think of using this photo!

‘Or Death’, Dumfries, 2018.Or Death

And finally to bring things back on track, a cake made for the birthday of one of the other members of the band I play in, we happen to share the same birthday oddly.

‘Real cake’, 2012.TPCCake3


So many – Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Stairs or Steps

For this weeks Fun Foto Challenge Cee gives us the topic of ‘Stairs or Steps’.  I knew exactly which set of steps I wanted to find a photo of, they are the stairs that lead up to Tintagel castle.

‘So many’, Tintagel, 2012.So many

And another shot with the same steps creeping into the left hand of the shot.

‘This many’, Tintagel, 2017.This many


Holiday tree – Sunday Trees – 385

For this Sunday’s trees challenge from Becca I thought I would use this tree.  It is the tree that stands outside ‘Coast B&B’ in Cornwall, which is where we stay when we visit.  When we draw back the curtains in the morning this tree, along with the view over Carbis bay are the first things seen, and as generally we will be there over a weekend, it therefore means that when on holiday this is quite often a ‘Sunday tree’.

‘Holiday tree’, Carbis bay, 2012.Holiday tree


Illuminating door – Thursday Doors – March 28, 2019

Each week Norm asks that we post images of Doors.  So for this week here is a door from the Cathedral at Amiens.

‘Cathedral doors’, Amiens, 2012.Cathedral doors

And the same set of doors taken at night when all of the carving was illuminated by a light show.  It was truly magical to see.

‘Illuminated’, Amiens, 2012.Illuminated



Somewhere in France – Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Roads: country, freeways, streets

For this weeks Fun Foto Challenge Cee gives us the topic of ‘Roads’.

The following shot was taken when we were returning from a festival in France where my band had been playing.  It is actually a street in Amiens, I am not sure what made me go looking for this photo for this challenge, I just happened to like it I guess.

‘Old street’, Amiens, 2012.Old street