Mirror – The Weekly Photo Challenge

I was travelling back to Christchurch from Ringwood one morning last week and found the road ahead of me gridlocked with tourists and angry locals all bumper to bumper, struggling to get onto the wessex way and facing a long, slow painful wait. I just had time to detour before I was committed to the […]

Look Up!

For this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge I rummaged through the many sunsets I have snapped with my iPhone but found nothing I haven’t already used somewhere else. I then looked at the countless buildings I photographed on our travels last year and although some were quite interesting, none were really in the kind of focus […]


I don’t know why but I thought I would write a short poem for this prompt, typical kiddy style rhyming  nonsense that was meant to be light-hearted but wound up looking a bit bitter and twisted, God only knows why! For the record, this is pure fiction and any similarity between persons alive or otherwise […]


Having just managed to connect to the internet through tethering to my sister-in-law’s iPhone I am a little bit late to the party, but I couldn’t resist this week’s photo challenge when I saw the title. We are staying in Punta Blanca, Ecuador, having travelled to South America for a family wedding and we are […]

Weekly Photo Challenge – Ornate

In your photo this week, share something unabashedly ornate — where it’s clear that the creators pulled no stops and went all out. Whether it’s a breathtaking triumph or a total train wreck, I can’t wait to see what you come up with. Ok, so this is definitely ornate,  even if the photography is a bit dodgy. I took […]

Daily Post – Zero to Hero

Today’s assignment: write and publish a “who I am and why I’m here” post. I began blogging in October 2012 and I am not sure that the reasons I began are the same ones that keep me coming back today. I am more or less the same person, but with a few subtle changes that […]

Daily Prompt: Deja Vu

Have you ever truly felt déjà vu, the sensation that you’ve already had the experience you’re currently having?  How many times have I experienced déjà vu? – I have lost count. Like the countless times I would get to school and my Maths teacher would say: “Dunford, where is your homework?” Or any teacher, for that matter. Or the times […]

Banged-Up Abroad

Think about the last time you broke a rule (a big one, not just ripping the tags off your pillows). Were you burned, or did things turn out for the best? OK, so I am rather late with this one, but something happened that made me think of this today, so please excuse my tardiness. […]