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Weekly Photo Challenge-Resilient

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Resilient

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 This week I decided to post

some images of landmarks which…

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were talked about when I was at school…

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have been through two World Wars…

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and which we were fortunate enough

to visit in September, 2016.

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Although we only made it to the second level

of the Eiffel Tower it was an experience

not to be forgotten.

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We were told that we could climb up, inside,

the Arc De Triomphe,

however, my knees, ankles and feet

suggested otherwise.

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And although were saddened to see this site

as it was our last night of the tour…

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It was wonderful to get back on British soil again.

I don’t know how many times I said ‘grazie

only to realise that we had crossed a border

and now should have said ‘merci‘, or ‘danke‘.

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-December

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December

Once December arrives, our focus every year…

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and this.

This means family and we can relax

in the company of relatives

for a few hours, where

work is not calling.

Of course all that is applicable if you are

not hosting Christmas, isn’t it?

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A Photo a Week Challenge: December

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Floral Friday-16-1230

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Floral Friday Challenge.

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York.

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We should have tried a few of these when in York.

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However, I have no idea what this tree is.

 

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Some York crocus flowers.

Ccrocus appear to grow randomly in the U.K.

We sighted many in St James’ Park

just popping up through the lawn.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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One Word Photo Challenge-Dolphin

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Dolphin.

 

Another week where I have been saved at the last minute.

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From out of one of our Christmas Bon Bons

popped this little fella.

I was so pleased it was not wanted by its ‘owner’.

I snapped it up in a trice. 🙂

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 One Word Photo Challenge: Dolphin

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DISCOVER CHALLENGE16_1227_Retrospective

Retrospective

 

After declaring this year the Year of the Doctor,

because of an eye problem which saw me

having, regularly two, and up to three,

medical appointments per week

until the end of June.

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In fact my first totally medical free week

was the week beginning July 11.

By that stage I had attended medical appointments

on 42 occasions in 2016.

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On Tuesday night it was a joy to still have both eyes

to view the sunset in  all its glory.

So although it was declared the year of thee Doctor,

we still managed a planned holiday and

our son’s wedding in  November.

At this stage I am really looking forward

to  a quiet 2017,

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DP_Discover Challenge: Retrospective

Wordless Wednesday16_1228_London

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London

 

 

Some typical images from London this week.

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This may be the only place in the world

where Clark Kent could change these days.

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 And London would not be London without Big Ben.

I don’t think I have one photo of Big Ben taken during

my first visit to London forty years ago.

Made up for it in 2016 though.

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday (create-with-joy.com)

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