A New Year and a New Day…… Hope

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Welcome 2021…….  It would be nice if we can have a Fresh Start.   

If there are such things as favourable Spirits, I do hope they can bless us all  

Peace and hope be with you all. 

As always…….

Please Remember ….

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

1st January

(C) David Oakes 2021

To Welcome in the New Year…

New Year 2021

Well here we are….. the end of a year that I think we would all like to forget, its been difficult to say the least.

The New Year must still bring with it some anxiety and worry for many of us.  We can but hope that some form of ‘normal’ life will return at some point during 2021.

Till then I lift a Glass and Raise a Toast…..

Peace and Best Wishes to all, and my hope that the New Year will also be Healthy for You and Yours.

” Slangevar “

and throughout 2021 remain vigilant and…

Please Remember ….

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

31st December

(C) David Oakes 2020

Wordless Wednesday…… Another Favourite Place

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Scourie Bay, North West Highlands, Scotland

A very Happy New Year to you all…..  and forgive me for breaking the ‘wordless’ rule just this once but it is New Year.

As is the custom, as well as looking forward to what lies ahead of us in this New Year, it is also a time for reflection.  Time to recall events and in this case, place of importance that have left a lasting impression on my memory.

My Wordless Wednesday series has always feature one of my Favourite Places. There are many such special places…..indeed it was quite hard to isolate  one special place.  But Scourie Bay, looking out towards Handa Island has to be the location at the very top of my list. Numerous visits over the years, each one has left a lasting memory.  Maybe it is the magnificent Sunsets that help make it extra special, everyone different, each one evolving as you stand and watch, each one leaving you awe struck by natures beauty. Everyone memorable.

Happy New Year…Lets go and make some more memories

1st January

(C) David Oakes 2020



Slangevar….. and Peace in 2020


Best wishes to you all….. and I hope the New Year will bring Peace to You and Yours.

Make the most of every moment as that thing we call time passes in a blink


It always has done and as far as we can see always will do  🙂

 Happy New Year….. Everyone 

31st December

(C) David Oakes 2019

The End of a Year


Derwent Valley, Derbyshire.

As the sun goes down on another year we prepare to welcome 2015 with hope and expectations.

So can I wish you all…..

 ‘whatever you wish for yourself and your family and friends’  

…..I hope you can celebrate the change of year in style.

31st December
(C) David Oakes 2014