Monthly Archives: January 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: Love

‘Love’ is the theme this week. It’s difficult to represent that in visual form, unless perhaps you practice street photography, which I don’t. However, I did dig up this example of parental love and watchfulness:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

Quite an open theme this week. Here’s my entry – a view through the gardens at Athelhampton House in Dorset, taken while I was there last June for a friends’ wedding: There’s a framing effect with the archway, then the … Continue reading

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1922 Olympic Gold Medal Goes To The Top Of Mt Everest

I recently read a fascinating story about the fate of the Olympic gold medals awarded to the members of the 1922 British Everest expedition. Didn’t know medals were awarded outside of the Olympics? Me neither. As the great piece on … Continue reading

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Kind Of Awesome: The White House’s Response To Death Star Petition

As you may know, under President Obama the White House has pledged to respond to any petition posted on their website which gets 25,000 signatures or more. Many of these petitions are very serious, such as questions about gun control … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination

For this theme, I chose this piece of artwork I spotted years ago in Sheffield. Obviously it’s made from neon lights, which are illumination in themselves, but it also throws light on the artist’s feelings.

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New Year’s Resolutions

Here we are, 1 week into 2013. (Still not used to that). It seems an opportune time to talk about New Years Resolutions. I don’t usually bother with them. I think if there’s something in your life you want to … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Resolved

This week’s theme is a tricky one! Back on July 6th 2005 when it was announced that London had won the right to host the 2012 Olympic Games, I resolved that I would be there. 7 years later, I was.

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