A Saturday in Tallin…..


It was a very sunny Saturday in Tallin.

Apart from the sun and the fabulous architecture of this Estonian City, we also remember the full of fun atmosphere (though we were told that come the evening that fun could become, lets say, rather Boisterous)

It was on the ‘bucket list’ and I guess its worth adding in on the list again.

Wherever you are ….. and whatever your plans….

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

16th October

(C) David Oakes 2021


Cees Black & White Challenge… Looking through or into a Window.


William Wordsworth gazing out of his Museum in Grasmere…

One suggestion for Cees B&W Windows Challenge….  Looking out both in and out.

Tourist trap windows always a draw…



and here is an Shop window of contrast….. Luxury and Junk side by side


But maybe its time for a Seasonal Reminder…. Santa is on the way, by train not sledge


If you have some windows to share then join in Cees Challenge.  The link is here :- https://ceenphotography.com/2021/10/07/cbwc-looking-through-or-into-a-window/


Have fun this weekend…. but as always……

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

8th October

(C) David Oakes 2021

Thoughtful Thursday…. How Many ?


Castlerigg Stone Circle, Keswick, Cumbria

The megalithic Stone Circle at Castlerigg, high on the Cumbrian Fells, are always a draw for tourists to the Lake District.  They can then play the Castlerigg game of “count the stones”.

There is the suggestion that every time you count them you get another number.  Some say 38, others 42 whilst those who are supposed to know say 40. So if you are in travelling in the area…. go on give it ago. (I have always got to 39)

Whilst the number of stones may be a challenge, it is also true that there is still many differing theories as to exactly why, and for what reason, the Stone Circle was built. One thing for sure is that we cannot ask the people who built it.

Counting stones or playing games today, as always

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

26th August

(C) David Oakes 2021

Thoughtful Thursday….. Looks like a fun job


On a sunny day, it must be  a fun and thrill packed occupation to skipper a Pilot Boat.  I have often watched them skimming across the waves at high speed, enjoying cutting through the waves and creating a wash to their stern.

I know that in bad weather and emergencies it can be quite different and very challenging…..  but even so I wouldn’t mind  being a skipper on a high performance Pilot Boat.

I guess my Covid Message applies to everyday for the crew of the Pilot Boats…

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

12th August

(C) David Oakes 2021

Flippant Friday…… Ageless Humour


Over 50 years ago, one creative photographer produced an iconic image that would grace a LP Record Cover….  you know the one.

That Iconic image has been borrowed, in style, countless times.  Whatever the adaption you just have to smile.

And smile we must keep doing and also…

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

16th July

(C) David Oakes 2021