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Photo Challenge – Hope

The Title for my Challenge this week – 27th Jan 2012

Repaeir the Pier

Burnt out remains.

Burnt Out Remain

Hastings pier,  5th October 2010

A major fire  destroyed most of Hastings Pier in East Sussex, UK, a day after redevelopment plans were invited.

Two people were arrested and detained for questioning, in respect of arson. but were later bailed.

The pier opened in 1872 and was originally 910ft (280m) long. It closed in 2006 because of fears it had become unsafe.

A Shell of Remains

Part Remaining - Hastings Pier









The question we might ask, is,’will it now be rebuilt’. My family was having a late summer break in Hastings’ and were visiting this part of the town. The photo’s I took made a sad memory return. There has been a lot of talk about it being rebuilt, but as yet nothing positive. The local council has some plans, but not been made public. This is why it is a good title, rebuild, well we can only ‘HOPE’


January 27, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 77 Comments

Photo Challenge – Simple

The Title for my Challenge this week is–


The Moon's

A Balloon

I hope one can see  my idea and simplicity of the theme these photo’s.

I myself actually quite like these photographs. But what makes them distinct is the fact they were taken several years apart in different parts of the country. Here they are together on the same page, same web space, in fact it is ‘Gerry’s Space’.  How surreal is that, two completely different types of photo’s now at home together on this one page.

I will be probably putting another post with this theme in mind.

Enjoy my theme –  ‘The Moon’s a Balloon’


Thank you every one of you for calling in and liking and leaving comments. I only put these pictures on the page just to participate. But it has gone above all expectation, and with all this attention, the ‘Candle Lighter Award’, it has brought tears to my eyes and my emotion very high.

Standards are so high it makes it harder but we all will meet it. So I say to YOU ALL, a very big THANK YOU and please return.

January 20, 2012 Posted by | Personal, Uncategorized | 81 Comments

Peaceful’ Photo Challenge 2012

Peaceful, Jan 13th.

My idea of peace is—

New Forest Ponies

Stream in New Forest



One beautiful sunny day, my wife and I went for a walk through the nearby New Forest. We eventually came upon this peaceful scene, and luckily I had my camera. Theresults are as you can see. Others were taken but I think these pictures represent the theme well. But they also have a memory within as well, which makes it doubly good.

So to all that view, please enjoy and comment.

January 13, 2012 Posted by | Personal | 63 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge – Launch number 2

Shamu Launching

Sea World

Up And Away

Another couple of pictures for those who like to  look in reference to the theme ‘Launch’

This a photo of Shamu the Killer Whale show at Sea World Orlando. An absolutely

Fantastic show. My family and I visited this show many times over the years.

I do hope you enjoy, even though it my second show in this weeks theme.

January 8, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 23 Comments

Lymington Folk Club – The Fourth of January 2012

The  4th January 2012 and the Lymington Folk Club, both the date and place will be set in 

my mind for a very long time. Why you ask, well, I met up with some old friends from my 

teenage years and my dearest friend and longest known friend John Dunkinson played a 

small set, by himself and a couple of tunes accompanied with Pete Strong and Pete Jones. 

     His music was uplifting and the icing on the cake for me. But I am pretty sure the rest of 

the club also enjoyed his songs, judging by the applause and the after effect.  John who 

lives in Seattle, USA means I and his other UK friends do not see him very often, and 

because of this it made it doubly good for me.  But must not forget the other artists that 

performed this night, because once again the Folk club produced tunes to the highest of 


A very big THANK YOU for this alone. 

Apart from my regular visit and enjoyment of the music at this Folk Club, by the way is 

every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, it had turned into a re-union of old friends, the 

only thing that remains to be seen is whether or not we will all keep to our departing 

words, ‘keep in touch, I’ll give you text or call, check you out on Facebook, don’t leave it 

another thirty years’ you know what I mean. We have all done it at some time in our lives, 

people get separated with life’s paths, and then meet up again further down the paths of 

fate. We had a good night talking of the past and of today. This is a sign of good friends, 

you can talk to each other easily, no stopping and faltering and wondering what to say.

John Dunkinson sang some songs in remembrance of a local  character, poet and singer 

songwriter from the area. He has recorded his songs and put them onto a CD called 

‘Gypsy’  and subtitled ‘In Memory of Rod Legge’ Very high quality recording and very 

high standard of music. So I suggest you have a listen by visiting the web site on the 

following link   and if possible support the local characters. 

       Without these people, your villages and towns would be like any other, boring. These 

characters can be like an attraction and a very valuable asset. Look after them while alive 

and if not then at least give them life in their death with some form of acknowledgement. 

Please visit the website and help. THANK YOU, for this.  = for the CD ‘Gypsy’ = for the Lymington Folk Club. If in the area

remember to visit. 1st and 3 rd Wednesday of each and every month

January 7, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Weekly Photo Challenge

The beauty of nature, just a small piece of it is shown here. I do enjoy these types of photograph and do have more of this type. They range from sun set’s, sun rises and colorful skies. If one requires a few more visions then please leave a comment or email and will return a reply.

January 6, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 9 Comments


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