Friday photo challenge (week 32) Steps

I don’t wish to sound like a broken record, but for this photo challenge, there can only be one venue… the Med Steps!

For those of you who haven’t seen it already, here’s my most popular post of all time…. The Med Steps: a few facts & figures.

And I almost forgot, my second ever Stroll around Gibraltar post was about the many steps you can find on the Rock.

Friday photo challenge (week 31) Garden

I was racking my brains as to what to use for my photo challenge this week, when rather fortuitously we visited the most glorious garden yesterday. Somerleyton Hall in Suffolk sits slap bang in the middle of where our relations live, so it was the perfect place for a final meet up before heading home today to Gibraltar.

A popular venue for weddings, the current residents (Lord & Lady Somerleyton) decided to redesign their sunken garden with a predominantly white colour scheme. It is stunning.

It proved very popular for a pair of ducks…

Normally at the start of a new month I give a monthly round up linking to other participants’ photo challenge entries, however, as I’m on holiday, I haven’t had the chance. It will follow at a later date, I promise :-).

2018 Friday photo challenge (week 30) Seaside

Hmmm Seaside… looks like I planned this week’s Friday photo rather well… this week we’ve been to Aldeburgh’s pebble beach.

Sunny Southwold:

And sandy Sheringham beach…

The home of naughty seagulls who try to steal your chips! The postcard which came with my latest crochet project from Little Box of Crochet is very appropriate:

2018 Friday Photo Challenge (Week 29) Button

I’m rather partial to a pretty button. I put together the above picture from a selection of buttons at home. But that looked a bit boring, so here’s a selection of other types of buttons I have seen on my travels today….

Today, we caught a plane (with lots of buttons on it) to England.

And here’s a late edit…

… a rather lovely old fashioned button for a door bell.

Next week’s challenge is ‘seaside’.

2018 Friday photo challenge (Week 28) Favourite

Favourite… that’s a bit of a loose prompt. Favourite what? Well this photo seems to be a bit of a favourite over on Instagram – it’s had more likes than any other on my account. It dates back to April last year.

My favourite photo taken in Gibraltar has to be this one, taken after walking up through the mist and low cloud on the Med Steps.

My favourite pass time has to be crochet…

And my favourite finished blanket so far has to be this rainbow granny square one…

Next week’s photo challenge is button.

Friday photo challenge (week 27) Golden & June round up

I’ve chosen the ‘golden hour’ as the sun sets for my golden photo challenge entry this week. I love how the colour just fills our home for those glorious few moments as it drops down behind the hills across the Bay from us.

However, at the moment, this is my favourite type of golden…

…just the ticket after a long hot day!

Next week’s Friday Photo Challenge will be ‘Favourite’.

June round-up


We kicked off June with sunshine and Crafty creek had some stunning shots in her Sunshine post, I just love the sunrise photo over the sea. So beautiful! You can see it here . Sunshine and trees featured this week on Instagram @mrsscjohnson4 shared a beautiful sunset photo with a line of trees silhouetted in the foreground, while @randallpeck captured the sun’s rays through the branches of a tree.

Line (week 23)

Sandra at Wild Daffodil shared her post about a beautiful lino print she’d made for this challenge. Meanwhile on Instagram, Randall Peck shared the most beautiful photograph of a solitary bird sitting on a power line against an orange sky. Thinking outside the box, Sandra @capanosandra opted for the plimsoll line on a large tanker moored in Gibraltar’s port.

Tiny (week 24)

The most adorable tiny floral arrangement in a little tea cup was Sandra at Wild Daffodil’s entry for Tiny. Tammy (@tsdailytreasures) captured a little bug on a blade of grass, and insects also featured in the pictures by @randallpeck and @capanosandra too. Randall caught the moment as one bird flew to another to share an insect for dinner and Sandra opted for the bane of my life in the summer months… ants!

Midsummer (week 25)

‘Phonhenge’ was the title of @randallpeck’s summer solstice Instagram photograph which made me chuckle. He managed to catch a picture of the sun just peeping out around the side of his mobile phone. Jan @isisjem opted for a beautiful shot of a path across a green field which was taken on her summer solstice countryside walk. For @hookstitchsew, marigolds mean midsummer to her.

Tall (week 26)

Over on Instagram @mrsscjohnson4 shared a photo of the control tower at Mallory Park race track for her ‘tall’ image, Sandra (@capanosandra) chose to share a photo of The Four Columns (Les Quatre Columnes in Catalan) which she photographed on her recent trip to Barcelona. While Susan @bluejake235 chose Blackpool Tower as the subject of her ‘tall’ photo, @hookstitchsew featured her very tall pea plants as the stars of her tall entry. Perhaps the tallest thing of all to feature was Alison (@alisoninandalucia)’s picture of the Burj Khalifa.

Thank you to everyone who has joined in with the Postcard from Gibraltar Friday Photo Challenge so far this year, it’s amazing to think that we are already more than halfway through already! Here’s to lots more lovely photographs over the next 6 months!

2018 Friday photo challenge (week 26) Tall

Gibraltar is changing, in fact it’s been constantly changing since we first arrived almost a decade ago. The latest developments are very tall in contrast to the older, more traditional buildings of town.

Tall buildings are very handy for framing views though, don’t you agree?

Tall is the theme for this week’s Friday photo challenge. Next week, it’s ‘Golden’.