DP Weekly Photo Challenge – SWEET


The Old Sweet Shop, Southwell

Take your pick of ‘Old Fashioned Sweets’ in this very special little Sweet Shop.  I bet that over many generations children have spent a good deal of their pocket money here….and no doubt a good number of BIG KIDS that we call adults have also enjoyed a sweet treat.

My suggestion for this weeks DP Photo Challenge – Sweet

Follow the links:- https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/sweet/

via Photo Challenge: Sweet

15th February

(C) David Oakes 2018


Cees Back and White Photo Challenge….Abandoned, Alone

Easdale Lumig

Maybe not abandoned…

This row of Highland Lochside Fishermen’s cottages has certainly seen better days.  They are remote and I have never seen anyone around them.  Holes in the makeshift roof may indicate that they have been abandoned yet recycled doors have been used to secure what ever lies within.

My suggestion for this weeks Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge…and before any blog followers says that I have used this image before, I admit it….but couldn’t resist using it for this weeks topic.

See what others have suggested on this link:-


Ban W Cee

15th December

(C) David Oakes 2017



Late Afternoon


Big Wood, Allestree, Derbyshire

No not an autumn afternoon but after a dull morning with rain threatening the late afternoon brought a  complete change….and the low evening sun could fool you into thinking it is not spring but autumn again…..even smelt autumnal.

16th March

(C) David Oakes 2017

Daily Post – Wish


Wishes and Rainbows….

I hate to say it but “A Wish” is often made when things are not quite going our way, when times are tough, when things could be better.

So I guess this sign says it all…A Wish is really looking for that Rainbow….and wasn’t there a line from a nursery rhyme that went something like ‘when you wish upon a star’

Just a thought for this weeks Daily Post Photo Challenge

via Photo Challenge: Wish


9th March

(C) David Oakes 2017