Friendly Friday Challenge: something different

The Friendly Friday Challenge is now a fortnightly challenge co-hosted by Amanda from Something to Ponder About and Sandy from The Sandy Chronicles. 

This week Sandy’s challenged us to do something different.

How different is DIFFERENT? It’s entirely up to me. I’ve looked at what I’ve posted in the last month and frankly, it’s a little bit of everything! However Sandy’s encouraged us not to go too crazy. After last week’s monochrome gallery, I thought I’d do a video but how to post it when you’re out of of storage? This turned out to be more of a challenge than the video itself. I haven’t given up but I haven’t yet found a solution.

Plan B – one of our pandemic projects was to scan our old photos, starting with the really old ones. My beloved got a head start on me here, I’m still sorting out mine and throwing away all the ones not worth keeping. So, here’s some photos of my beloved’s relatives.

This first one features his Father and uncle (the one in the shorts0, while the others feature an assortment of relatives from his father’s side. My beloved’s maternal uncle is keen on tracing the family, something made much easier as both sides of my beloved’s family come from Swindon. My antecedents are much more exotic.


This year the girls are are opening up the challenge, making its focus not purely on photography but making it a little more varied, a little more open and interesting.

How to join the Challenge

  • Write a post titled ‘Friendly Friday- xxx Prompt name xxx’ with tag ‘Friendly Friday’
  • Include a link to the original Friendly Friendly Challenge post on the host’s blog
  • Optionally, you can include the latest Friendly Friday Challenge logo. Download it here.
  • Comment on the host’s Friendly Friday post, so that other readers can find and read your response.
  • Remember to include a link to your post in your comment. This will guarantee a visit, in the event the automatic ping-back does not work.
  • Visit other Friendly Friday entries by following their links. It’s fun!
  • Follow the host blogs to see future Friendly Friday Challenges
The Benefits
  • Increase your exposure in our blogging communities
  • Inspire and be inspired by diverse blog articles
  • Challenge your creativity
  • Make new friends and keep in touch with old ones

Are you joining in this year? Go on……you know it’ll be fun!

31 Comments on “Friendly Friday Challenge: something different

  1. People…Please write on the back who these people are so the future will know. My sister and I have been going through a lot of old photos and we have no idea who is who.

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  2. Good idea to digitize old photos. Having lasted so long, old photographic paper might not survive (altho’ who’s to say .jpgs will still exist 100 years from now?!)

    Too bad about posting your video. Ever thought of putting it up on Youtube? They’ll even allow you to add free music.

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  3. That wedding photo is a beauty. Didn’t they all look fabulous. I’ve fallen into a bit of a rabbit hole lately reading newspaper write ups of weddings from the 40’s and 50’s. There’s something charming and fascinating about them. I have a bit of a thing for weddings, although when it came to my own I opted for a quick ‘I do’ in flip flops and jeans!

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  4. That’s a great idea scanning them like that Sheree! I did that with all the old family photos I had. You should also back them up to an external drive of some kind for safe keeping.😃😸📷

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