2017 Weekly photo challenge (week 37) Beach

Gibraltar’s lucky enough to have some lovely beaches. My two favourites have to be Sandy Bay (above) and Catalan Bay (below).

This week’s photo challenge reminded me of a post I wrote about Gibraltar’s beaches last year… A stroll around Gibraltar No.14 : Beaches

I’m linking with Nana Cathy and Wild Daffodil for this weekly photo challenge throughout 2017. 

2017 Weekly photo challenge (week 36) Found

While we were on holiday in France a couple of weeks ago, we found some treasure… conkers!

The first one was spotted next to the Aeroscopia museum outside Toulouse (above), but we hit the jackpot in Carcassonne…

They are now drying out on our window ledge ready to be drilled, stringed up and for battle to commence. 

For those of you reading this in the UK, conkers (or horse chestnuts) won’t seem a big deal, but they don’t grow in Gibraltar, so the Littlest two Postcards have missed out on such autumnal delights. Roll on sore fingers and cries of ‘cheat’!

I’m linking with Nana Cathy and Wild Daffodil for this weekly photo challenge throughout 2017. 

2017 Weekly photo challenge (week 35) Sharp


My ‘sharp’ is sharp focus. This beautiful dahlia was sitting looking stunning in a floral border around the fountain at the heart of the Jardin du Grand Rond in Toulouse on Monday morning. 

The heavy rain from the night before had left drops all over the petals. 

The focus on this photo, like so many others I take regularly blows my mind as to the quality of camera I have in my pocket every day.

 I am of course talking about my phone.

I’m linking with Nana Cathy & Wild Daffodil for this weekly photo challenge throughout 2017.

2017 Weekly photo challenge (Week 33) Thrift


This week’s challenge is ‘thrift’ and I have to admit finding it difficult to capture it in a photo. I could argue I’m thrifty hanging onto old clothes and bits and bobs which might come in useful for future craft projects – others (i.e. Mr Postcard and my parents) would argue that it’s because I’m a hoarder… 

So here’s a photo of one of Gibraltar’s charity or ‘thrift’ shops, that way I don’t need to shame myself with my crafty stash of ‘junk’.

I’m linking with Nana Cathy and Wild Daffodil for this weekly photo challenge theroughout 2017.

Weekly photo challenge 2017 (Week 32) Point

There can only be one for me, bearing in mind where we live….

… Europa Point of course!

The Trinity Lighthouse stands guard over the Strait of Gibraltar, at the Rock’s southernmost tip – Europa Point. On a clear day the mountains across the Strait in Morocco look almost close enough to touch.

I still find it amazing that I can see northern Africa from my home!

Perhaps this shot (below) puts it into more perspective, taken from the Med Steps.

The Lighthouse had a makeover recently and is now looking better than ever (see top picture).

You can get a bird’s eye view of Europa Point as you take off fromor come in to land at Gibraltar airport. Sadly the murky conditions when I took this photo meant the Lighthouse isn’t clear, but you can see the Mosque…

Here’s the Mosque on a clearer day standing beside the Lighthouse and looking north along the Mediterranean coast.


I’m joining with Nana Cathy and Wild Daffodil for this weekly photo challenge throughout 2017.

Weekly Photo Challenge (Week 31) : Lane


Greetings from very sunny Portugal this week. Not the longest post this time due to the slowest wifi I have ever experienced! (It must be on holiday speed too!) This is Parliament Lane in Gibraltar, home of the Star Bar, the oldest bar on the Rock and my contribution for this week’s photo challenge. This weekly photo challenge throughout 2017 is organised by Nana Cathy & Wild Daffodil.