I am ALL Eyes……


I only have eyes for you, you and maybe you!


16th January

(C) David Oakes 2018


Moody Monday… Monday so is it Wash Day

Crail, Fife

Before Tumble Driers….

There was a time, and not that long ago, when Monday by tradition was Washing Day.  Never was quite sure why a Monday had been defined for the ‘weekly’ washing of the family clothes…but it was.  Gardens and streets, courtyards and vacant places had a clothes line with cloths hopefully drying in the fresh air.

Perhaps it is a tradition that some households still maintain. But with washing machines and tumble driers, not to mention launderettes and washing services,  a washing line is not necessarily an essential.  Nor perhaps does it fit with 21st century life styles.

But this Monday morning it is pouring with rain, so little point in following tradition…even if one wanted too.  Little chance of the clothes drying in the wind today.

Funny how life changes…..I suppose that is progress

15th January

(C) David Oakes 2018

DP Weekly Photo Challenge – Weathered (2)

Weathered Wall

A Weathered Wall….

Solid, standing the test of time and enduring all that the weather can throw at it.

Just another suggestion for this weeks DP Photo Challenge and the topic of weathered.

This link will take you to see what others have suggested:-


13th January

(C) David Oakes 2018

DP Weekly Photo Challenge – Weathered


In need of  Love and Care….

It is a few years since I was in Laugharne, South Wales and became intrigued with this antiquarian Bookshop.  It was in need of some love and care….but then again maybe not!  After all if it had been brisk and bright I may just have passed it bye, as it was I couldn’t resist both a photo and a peak inside.

Just an idea for this weeks DP Photo Challenge – Weathered.

You can see what others have suggested on this link:-



11th January

(C) David Oakes 2018


A Helping Hand along the Way


As part of the 6 Word Saturday Challenge here is my suggestion.


After all we all need a helping hand(s) at times or may be just a simple ‘pat on the back’.

6th January

(C) David Oakes 2018