Category Archives: Weekly Photo Challenge

Born To Run

Dear Friends, There’s no denying it! I’m no runner. With my short legs, I get nowhere fast. But the athletes at the XXI Commonwealth Games were in a class of their own. These speedsters flew around the running track at a breakneck pace, all hoping to be in the gold medal position at the end. Just …

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Into the Blue

Dear Friends, Since I’ve started travelling the world, I’ve met plenty of superstars and celebrities and, even though I’m famous too, it’s always a thrill when I meet another luminary. Last week was extra-special because I spent a day with the world’s newest hot shot. He was handsome and sporty and, despite being in constant …

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Life in the Fast Lane

Dear Friends, Last Saturday, I learned from the Colorado Traveling Ducks that it was National Squirrel Appreciation Day.  After meeting a fleet-footed squirrel in Manchester, I definitely have an appreciation for their speed and agility. Did you know a squirrel moves fast? If you blink you’ll miss it. That’s what almost happened to me. I …

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Love (and Ice Cream) On Top

Dear Friends,  With one quick glance at this photo you might think I’m sitting on a snow clad mountain back in the Bavarian Alps. But when I add more detail you can see that what you thought was snow is actually ice cream. Yes, those are giant scoops of vanilla ice cream, topped off with …

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Opposites Attract

Dear Friends, Last week I went on a cruise with my personal assistant Mrs ET. While she was gallivanting around the ship, I spent my time watching the world go by and making new friends. Meet Mr Penguin and Mr Elephant. We had plenty in common: a love for travel and a keen sense of …

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Slow Boat

 Dear Friends, You know how much I enjoy doing work experience. It’s great fun to spend a day in someone else’s shoes. But sometimes it’s good to sit back and let that person just get on with it. That’s what Manny and I thought when we sailed from Bruges to Damme on the paddle boat Lamme …

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Early One Morning – Weekly Photo Challenge – Early Bird

Dear Friends, You’ve probably heard the saying “The early bird catches the worm.” Believe me, it’s not just an old wives’ tale. I was watching this morning as a kookaburra, out and about just as the sun rose, was looking for a tasty treat for his breakfast. And it’s not just worms he was after. The campers …

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Speed of Light – Weekly Photo Challenge – Blur

Dear Friends, This week I went for a ride on the Shinkansen, more commonly known as the Bullet Train, from Hakone to Tokyo. The Shinkansen is able to reach a maximum speed of 320 kilometres per hour. I don’t know if we actually travelled that fast but once we started everything was a blur. My personal assistant Mrs …

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Fresh Fruit – Weekly Photo Challenge – Fresh

Dear Friends, Every café, restaurant and food stall in Tokyo has its display of plastic food in the window, designed to tempt and tease us. Like everyone else in Harajuku, I was drawn to the spectacular array of sweet treats at Santa Monica Crepes. It was as though an irresistible  magnetic force was drawing me in …

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Sky High

Dear Friends, I know what you’re going to say when you see this photo. At first glance it looks like the Eiffel Tower has had a makeover and turned a brilliant shade of orange. Well, you’re sort of right but completely wrong! This is Tokyo Tower, a communications and observation tower in the centre of …

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