Tag Archives: A Word A Week Challenge

A Short Detour To Carcassonne, France

I love playing board games, although I rarely find the time these days. My absolute favourite is a strategy game called Carcassonne (which is now also an app). One of the game’s main aims is to arrange the square tiles … Continue reading

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The Day I Saw A Space Shuttle Launch

At 2:20 pm on May 14th, 2010, the quiet Floridian afternoon was shattered by an adrenaline pounding roar and blast of flames. Three minutes later, all was silent again. Only a Crooked and Squiggly Line of Delicate white smoke across … Continue reading

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Happy Travels

Nothing makes me happier than exploring the world with Rich and Sue. Here are a handful of my favourite ‘happy’ photos from the last 12 years. And what has become my absolute favourite…. This post was inspired by Sue Llewellyn’s … Continue reading

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Close Encounter With An Alaskan Bear

Unsurprisingly, my trip to Alaska in 2007 was one of the most memorable vacations I’ve ever taken. It really was the adventure of a lifetime. So much so, that the fourth Jaspa’s Journey book (The Hermit of Kennecott) will be … Continue reading

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Circles in Stone – Rollright, Avebury & Stonehenge

Great Minds Think Alike, they say. Perhaps that explains why Ailsa (of Where’s My Backpack?) and Sue (of A Word In Your Ear) have both come up with Round as their photo theme this week. And the A to Z … Continue reading

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Misty Dawn in Avebury

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks in the UK, mainly in and around the beautiful county of Wiltshire. If you’re familiar with this part of southern England, you’ll know that it abounds with incredible prehistoric sights, including Stonehenge. I’ve … Continue reading

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Arizona’s Still Bleeding: Pearl Harbor

The first of this week’s photo challenges is Ancient from Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack? If you look back through some of my previous blogs, you’ll see I’m lucky enough to have been to many Ancient places. Yet exactly what … Continue reading

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