About Me and my blog

I initially started this blog as a way of charting my progress and development with my photography. However, it looks like it has changed somewhat since the beginning.

Even although I started working with computers in the mid-late 70’s (at school in 1976, an old PRIME mainframe), and continued with software/programming at university, had a solid grounding in Hardware and Network support, dabbled in database design, and was an earlyish Internet user (remember USENet, Archie, Gopher, bulletin boards, 300 baud modems?), I really missed the start of a lot of the social networking. I really only joined FaceBook to stay updated with my sons and their happenings.

As of January 2014, I realised I have been using WordPress for just over 6 months, and have only just started branching out into the realm of others’ blogs and extend my knowledge of this wonderful world.

Now I am over 50 (but still feel in my 20s 30’s), I realise that the greatest gifts I have been given are my wonderful sons, and one of the greatest gifts I can give is the ability that I may be able to make somebody’s day a little better by a smile, a kind word, listening, or sharing a photo.

I endeavour to accept people as they are, and respect their point of view (even if I don’t agree). Those who resonate with me I would like to call friend, but never denigrate those who don’t.

Live, Laugh, Love!

To me, this is a little saying that helps me keep centred on what is important.
Live – actively take part in your life, feel the joys, happiness, sorrow, and pain, and know that you are alive.
Laugh – never take yourself too seriously (but take life seriously) and always be willing to laugh at yourself.
Love – Love yourself, faults and all, and then you can also love others. Accept love, be open to the universe.

And funnily enough, the more I give, the more I receive.

Please feel free to make a comment, or send me a message (preferably positive thoughts only, don’t waste time on negatives). I may not respond immediately (or for a while), but I will respond, and I will always appreciate.

33 responses to “About Me and my blog

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  3. So, you decided to join the small clan of Uncle Spike followers, sometimes known as The Spikey’s….

    I really appreciate you wanting to become a new follower, after all, there are many many interesting and entertaining blogs out there.

    Anyway, I hope you like my upcoming posts and if you get bored one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too.I have added plenty of categories now to help readers. If you have any likes, dislikes or suggestions about my blog, by all means let me know, either through ‘comments’ or via email. Always welcome reader input 🙂

    Thanks again for your vote of confidence, and hope you have a great old day…

    UNCLE SPIKE
    uncle.spikes.adventures1@gmail.com

  4. Thanks so much for visiting and following my blog! I appreciate it very much. I’ve enjoyed my visit here and look forward to following your posts. 😀

    • Thank you for dropping by – indeed the three Ls keep me grounded, and a smile in my heart. I enjoyed reading of your adventures in Oxford, and it sounded like while you had some moments, on the whole you handled the whole situation extremely well. And sounds like the new job is great! Looking forward to reading more. Brett.

  5. I’m truly grateful that you ventured on over to my blog and followed me. It led me to you, and I’m astounded by your talent at capturing such breathtaking images. Your positive philosophy and attitude is inspiring and definitely something the world needs more of! I look forward to seeing and reading more of you, and like I said, thank you so much for following!

    • Thank you for your very kind comments. I really appreciate them at this particular time. (It has given me a real lift this morning). Wishing you and absolutely wonderful day. 🙂

      • Oh my! Well, I’m glad that I could lift your spirits, and I really hope that your day is absolutely wonderful as well and doesn’t require any further lifting. Though, if it does, be sure to let me know! 😀

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