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K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge…

Today’s edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is brought to you by K’lee’s prompt; The Story Behind the Photo.

I chose to interpret this theme very literally and I’m just giving you one photo, along with the opportunity to read the story behind it (and how it continued afterwards) should you wish to do so.

This was taken only hours after I met Rhonda, in person, for the very first time.

And you can read the story which led to it (and what happened next) by clicking THIS LINK or clicking on the photo itself.

You can see K’lee’s fabulous post HERE.

But now it’s your turn to tell us a story.


To get involved with the challenge, post a photo to your blog on Monday, add a pingback to this post (or to K’lee’s) and don’t forget to tag your post #CosPhoChal.

Alternatively, add a link to your blog in the comments of either mine or K’lee’s post and we’ll come and check out your entry.
Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.



Posted by on March 27, 2017 in Photography


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The Haggle

The Haggle

A romantic theme and an exotic setting for my final reblog today, from The Tavern Thoughts…


The phone begins to ring at night. He can hear the rain pelt on the window sill. He knows it is not a normal call. It is an emergency. It’s weird how emergencies tend to happen at night. It was almost stereotypical. Rainy night and a damsel in distress. Rohit Mehta is smiling ear to ear. This is his moment and he knows it. He lets the phone ring for a while patiently. Eventually the phone stops ringing but he does not care because he knows she will call him again soon. Almost on cue the mobile starts ringing again.

“Hello” he says softly after a pause.

“Rohit!” She exclaimed relieved.

“Breath Meera. Take a deep breath” The sobbing begins.

Meera walks out of the gate her mobile clutched tightly in her hands. The rain pelting on her makes her skin glow despite the gloomy mood. Tears roll down her…

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Posted by on March 16, 2017 in Uncategorized


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One liner Wednesday: For Rhonda…

In a break from tradition, for today’s one liner I’m actually using a genuine quote, just as it comes, with no gags or alterations. I’m dedicating it to Rhonda, who did me the great honour of marrying me, one year ago today.

“If I get married, I want to be very married.”

– Audrey Hepburn.



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Just Jot It January: Day twenty seven…


There really is only one subject I can pick for Just Jot It January today and even now it seems extraordinary that I’m writing about it at all.

A year ago today I took the day off work, in order to complete a journey I never thought I’d make, a journey that began over three years before and which would prove to be an emotional roller-coaster, far beyond anything I’d ever experienced.

I didn’t make any big announcement in advance and hardly anyone else was there to witness the momentous occasion, yet this was exactly the way it was meant to be, it felt right.

Because the one with whom I shared this journey, the one other person who had been through all the highs and lows of the previous six months of waiting, stress, disappointment, bureaucracy and ultimately, hope; she was the only other one I needed to share this moment with, the one who would eventually make my life complete.

That special person is my wife, Rhonda, and today is our first wedding anniversary.


I cannot begin to express how grateful I am to have her and Audrey in my life, and if I can return to them even a fraction of the happiness and affection they have given me, then I shall consider myself a very lucky man indeed.

However, there is one thing I regret and that has to be that my oldest friend, Chris, one of the two other people who made our day so special, (pictured above, with the lovely Becka) by acting as witnesses at our simple little ceremony, cannot be here see how happy we are together.

I’ve been thinking about Chris a lot today and I take comfort in the thought that he played such an important and supportive role at a pivotal time in my life and for that, (amongst many, many other things) I’ll never be able to thank him enough.

The same goes for all the other incredibly helpful, generous and patient friends and family who helped make our dream become a reality; we literally could not have done it without you.



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{By the way, if you’re new to the blog and haven’t read about Chris, why not go and find out about The Unlikely Hero, I’d consider it a fitting tribute to a great friend if he could touch the lives of a few more people on this day of personal celebration}


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