Month: July 2020

Friday Photo Challenge – close examination

This week Amanda is encouraging us to explore the finer details of our photos through Close Examination by using macro Mode, Zoom in (a little), or crop afterwards to take macro and close-up photographs. For me, after months of Macro Monday, this is an… Continue Reading “Friday Photo Challenge – close examination”

One from the vaults: Speedy girl

Yet another blast from the past (July 2012) about my cycle training. You will have observed that all my training is about going faster on the ascents. I love descending but……..you’ve got to ride up in order to ride down. Last week’s tummy troubles,… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Speedy girl”

Thursday doors #78

This is my second batch of doors from a recent trip to the medieval village of Mougins. Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around the world. Feel free to… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #78”

French Basque Country: Espelette and…………..

So where next? Can I suggest Espelette (Ezpeleta in Basque) a delightful village situated in the foothills of the Pyrenees to the east of Saint Jean de Luz, and south-east of Biarritz below the Mondarrain mountain. The village is famous for its chilli peppers… Continue Reading “French Basque Country: Espelette and…………..”

Wordless Wednesday

The medieval village of Laguardia, Rioja

French Basque Country: Bayonne

If things had gone according to plan, I’d now be enjoying a vacation in my beloved Basque Country but as I’m not…………………….let’s return to my series about the French Basque Country. A mere eight kilometres (5 miles) from Biarritz is the wonderful town of… Continue Reading “French Basque Country: Bayonne”

Sunshine’s Macro Monday #51

These photos were taken while I was just out and about, nowhere in particular!   I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your helpful feedback and kind comments on these posts – most encouraging. Sunshine’s Macro Monday Challenge was hosted… Continue Reading “Sunshine’s Macro Monday #51”

Food Award I – III

As a keen amateur home cook and baker I was, of course, delighted to be nominated by three wonderful bloggers for the Food Award. Firstly, Mrs Holiman over at God’s Love, spreading the Lord’s words, who has her own wonderful chef aka Mr Holiman.… Continue Reading “Food Award I – III”

Silent Sunday #28

I’m still selecting photographs from our many trips Down Under. This one was taken on Byron Bay Beach, (NSW) last year. You can never have too many shots of beautiful beaches.

Song Lyric Sunday #2

Check out Jim Adams’ Song Lyric Sunday Challenge, a man after my own heart as he posts the challenges well in advance! This week’s challenge is Different/Same which really made me put my thinking cap on. How about different productions of the same record?… Continue Reading “Song Lyric Sunday #2”