Friday, 21 July 2017

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Wheels

This week the topic is Wheels.  The main focus of your photo should have at least one wheel in it. 


Baskets and wooden wheel

Lord Roberts 

An old bicycle
Penny Farthing in an olde worlde pub

a collection of Penny Farthings

A large wheel
Steam engine 

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge - Engines and Gears

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Gears and Engines

This week the topic is Gears and Engines.  Cars and the gears of a clock are obvious for this week’s topic.

I hope you enjoy my selection. 
Steam train
Steam engine
My garden clock 
The gear stick in my car plus authentic dust!

Tractor engine

Tuesday, 18 July 2017


Here is my 200 word story prompted by this photo kindly provided by Mike Vore. 

Photo Credit:  Mike Vore


Rachel parked and saw the building across the road. She shook her head in dismay.  The first word that came to her mind was ‘ramshackle’ but there was no way she could put that on the sales details.

Why had she let her sister persuade her to do this favour for her friend?  It wasn't as though Rachel knew Annabelle’s friend.  Suzy was her name, she was in dire straits after her fiancĂ© had upped and left her with a mortgage on this house that they had been doing up but now she needed a quick sale. Well that certainly wasn't going to happen any time soon.

Needs attention.

Fulfil your dreams in a house – no.

Unlimited potential.

Place your own stamp on this property.


Great for a DIY project.

Rachel put her notebook away.  She’d have to take photos and measurements, she hoped the structure was safe.

Two weeks later Mike took one look at the details in the estate agent’s window – that was it, his dream home.   Mike smiled at Rachel as he sat at her desk.  That house would bring them together.

Word count:  200

Monday, 17 July 2017

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: July 16, 2017

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Cee's Which Way Photo Challenge

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – July 14, 2017

Cee’s Which Way Challenge

My entry for this week:

Day trip to Margate, Kent, UK. 

On the M2 Motorway with our lovely, polite and helpful driver.  The day started with rain and ended with brilliant sunshine. 

This way please to the Shell Grotto.

Single file ladies, please. 

We bravely descended down the steps to the Shell Grotto.

We stopped for lunch at a wonderful, old fashioned hotel.
But do we take the stairs or the lift?

Then on to our next destination where the sun made its appearance. 

A great day out. 

Friday, 14 July 2017

Cee's Black & White Challenge: Things Made with Wood

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Things Made With Wood

I'm joining in with Cee’s Black & white Photo Challenge and this week’s topic is - Things Made With Wood.

More details can be  found on Cee’s website:

Here are my pictures for this week: 

Replica of a Roundhouse being made in the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley.  

Fairy door in my garden 

Fairy door open in my garden

The wooden base of my raised herb garden

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge - Bathrooms or Outhouses

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bathrooms or Outhouses

Cee says:
This series I call Odd Twists meaning we are looking for the bizarre and the common things we don’t always take photos of.  This week the topic is Bathrooms or Outhouses.  Some fancy hotels and restaurants can have the most beautiful bathrooms.  

Here are my photos of Bathrooms or Outhouses with an Odd Twist:

The cat is overseeing the bathroom renovations – she says, ‘this has to go!’

The bath is out exposing pipe and brickwork

Shower unit going in.

Toilet roll holder at the Shell Grotto, Margate, Kent with mosaic tiled border.

Toilet at the Walpole Bay Hotel, Margate. Tiled and old fashioned pipework with wallpaper above the dado rails which continues on the ceiling (sorry forgot to photograph that bit). 

Old fashioned light switch in the same toilet as above.

Commode chair in the hand washing area of the public toilets at the Walpole Bay Hotel, Margate.

Old fashioned wash basins at the Walpole Bay Hotel, Margate. 

Monday, 10 July 2017

Cee's Odd Ball Photo Challenge

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: July 9, 2017

I'm joining in with Cee’s Odd Ball Photo challenge this week -  there is no theme.

Here are a couple of my oddball photos. 

Mosaic table on pier
Chimney on my roof 

Friday, 7 July 2017

Cee's Black and White: SIGNS

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Signs