Let’s hear it for the Hudson

Normally when I do the weekly #writephoto round-up, I give a little info about the image and its origins. I had a more important message to share this week so missed giving over the details but the wonderful Di, from Pensitivity noticed and prompted me for more info on the photo.

Plane – Image by KL Caley

This remarkable plane is a WW2 Hudson plane replica statue situated at Silloth-on-Solway. It’s a beautiful statue and all the flowerbeds around it are stunning too. Built to commemorate the town’s involvement in WW2.

Tragically, a large number of Lockheed Hudson aircraft and their crews, who had crashed during take-off or approach to the wartime airfield of Silloth ended up in the Solway, resulting in it being renamed locally as ‘Hudson Bay’.  A moving poem entitled ‘Hudson Bay’ was written by Tim Barker.

There is a wonderful website here – https://sillothairfield.wordpress.com/ which captures a lot about the history and people’s stories (with drawings, images, etc too). Well worth a browse and my applause goes to all involved, the stories area particularly is very moving.

Take Care All.

KL ❤

#Writephoto Round-Up – Mushrooms & Planes

Firstly, I would like to start by saying a great big thank you to everyone who has been participating in my challenges over the last few weeks.

As most of you will probably know, I would normally visit every blog who enters to check out your marvellous creations, re-blog a few here on N2W (when time and space allows) and run the weekly round-up.

However, time and I suppose in some ways my mental health has not been in quite the right place to do so. It’s not my story to tell so I won’t go into too much detail but in summary, an immediate family member has been unwell for quite some time and 2 weeks ago we got some tragic news which to be quite honest was worse than we had originally feared, the doctor spoke of the Big C and the words that strike fear into most people’s heart “terminal”. Needless to say, we are all devastated.

With that in mind, I would love to say normal service will be resumed as soon as possible but realistically that might not be the case, some weeks will be tougher than others and I may not be on my top form. However, if you can, please do continue to participate and support the prompt, reading your creations brings me so much joy and I will contribute and feedback as often as I can. There are some spectacular images coming up and I can’t wait to see what you all create.

Thank you all again from the bottom of my heart.

Now… onto those fabulous entries…

Mushrooms – Image by KL Caley

Mushrooms – Entries:


Plane – Image by KL Caley

Planes – Entries:

I hope you’ll join me for another #writephoto challenge, this week’s is published here:

Thank you all again for taking part in #writephoto.

With special thanks to Sue who originally made the #writephoto challenge so meaningful for all of us and gave me her blessing to continue it.

Take Care
KL ❤

#WRITEPHOTO – Restoration

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

There is no love

Left for this home

Which would have once been a majestic

place to roam.

Can you give this little house a bit of love? Or is it a wrecking ball waiting to happen?

Restoration – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a large home with pay windows and pillared doorways but it’s all fallen into a dilapidated state.

The regulars already know this bit, but for those that don’t:

  • Each Thursday at Noon GMT I will post the #writephoto prompt
  • Use the image and prompt as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.
  • Please have your entries linked back to the original prompt post by the following Tuesday at Noon GMT.
  • Link back to this post with a pingback (Hugh has an excellent tutorial here)  and/or leave a link in the comments below, to be included in the round-up.
  • Please click their links to visit the blogs of other contributors and take time to read and comment on their work.
  • Use the #writephoto hashtag in your title so your posts can be found.
  • There is no word limit and no style requirements, except that your post must take inspiration from the image and/or the prompt word given in the title of this post.
  • Feel free to use #writephoto logo or include the prompt photo in your post if you wish, or you may replace it with one of your own to illustrate your work.
  • By participating in the #writephoto challenge, please be aware that your post may be featured as a reblog on this blog and I will link to your post for the round-up each week.

If you need some more inspiration or fancy a bit of light reading, check out last weeks round-up.

I can’t wait to read your creations.

Take Care.

KL ❤

#WRITEPHOTO – Plane

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

Tribute to the skies

High above these beds

Remembering the loved ones

That flew above our heads

This pretty plane has captured my heart. Can you tell its tale?

Plane – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a black and white aeroplane statue surrounded by colourful flowers.

The regulars already know this bit, but for those that don’t:

  • Each Thursday at Noon GMT I will post the #writephoto prompt
  • Use the image and prompt as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.
  • Please have your entries linked back to the original prompt post by the following Tuesday at Noon GMT.
  • Link back to this post with a pingback (Hugh has an excellent tutorial here)  and/or leave a link in the comments below, to be included in the round-up.
  • Please click their links to visit the blogs of other contributors and take time to read and comment on their work.
  • Use the #writephoto hashtag in your title so your posts can be found.
  • There is no word limit and no style requirements, except that your post must take inspiration from the image and/or the prompt word given in the title of this post.
  • Feel free to use #writephoto logo or include the prompt photo in your post if you wish, or you may replace it with one of your own to illustrate your work.
  • By participating in the #writephoto challenge, please be aware that your post may be featured as a reblog on this blog and I will link to your post for the round-up each week.

If you need some more inspiration or fancy a bit of light reading, check out last weeks round-up.

I can’t wait to read your creations.

Take Care.

KL ❤

#Writephoto Round-Up – Priory

Nestled in the hillside
Quiet as a Mouse
Home of the Carthusian monks
Visit this magnificent house.

Priory – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a beautiful old yellow stone priory with ivy growing up the sides.

This beautiful priory is Mount Grace Priory, England’s most important, best preserved and most accessible of the ten medieval Carthusian houses (charterhouses) in England.

You can visit the individual monk cells, these reflect the isolation of the monks who lived as hermits, each occupying his own cell and coming together in the chapel only for the nocturnal liturgical hours, Sundays and feast-days. They were a silent order, and their diet was strictly vegetarian.

A fascinating place.


Here is the list below (if I have missed anyone, please let me know). It makes for fantastic reading.

Entries:


I hope you’ll join me for another #writephoto challenge, the latest prompt is Mushrooms.

Thank you all again for taking part in #writephoto – Priory

With special thanks to Sue who originally made the #writephoto challenge so meaningful for all of us and gave me her blessing to continue it.

Take Care
KL ❤

#WRITEPHOTO – Mushrooms

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

Mushroom or toadstool

A fleshy little fungus

Protruding from the ground Growing amongst us

Mushrooms – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a mass of brown mushrooms all growing on top of one another.

The regulars already know this bit, but for those that don’t:

  • Each Thursday at Noon GMT I will post the #writephoto prompt
  • Use the image and prompt as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.
  • Please have your entries linked back to the original prompt post by the following Tuesday at Noon GMT.
  • Link back to this post with a pingback (Hugh has an excellent tutorial here)  and/or leave a link in the comments below, to be included in the round-up.
  • Please click their links to visit the blogs of other contributors and take time to read and comment on their work.
  • Use the #writephoto hashtag in your title so your posts can be found.
  • There is no word limit and no style requirements, except that your post must take inspiration from the image and/or the prompt word given in the title of this post.
  • Feel free to use #writephoto logo or include the prompt photo in your post if you wish, or you may replace it with one of your own to illustrate your work.
  • By participating in the #writephoto challenge, please be aware that your post may be featured as a reblog on this blog and I will link to your post for the round-up each week.

If you need some more inspiration or fancy a bit of light reading, check out last weeks round-up.

I can’t wait to read your creations.

Take Care.

KL ❤

#WRITEPHOTO – Priory

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

At the priory

The monks sit and pray

At this majestic building

Day after day!

Priory – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a beautiful old yellow stone priory with ivy growing up the sides.

The regulars already know this bit, but for those that don’t:

  • Each Thursday at Noon GMT I will post the #writephoto prompt
  • Use the image and prompt as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.
  • Please have your entries linked back to the original prompt post by the following Tuesday at Noon GMT.
  • Link back to this post with a pingback (Hugh has an excellent tutorial here)  and/or leave a link in the comments below, to be included in the round-up.
  • Please click their links to visit the blogs of other contributors and take time to read and comment on their work.
  • Use the #writephoto hashtag in your title so your posts can be found.
  • There is no word limit and no style requirements, except that your post must take inspiration from the image and/or the prompt word given in the title of this post.
  • Feel free to use #writephoto logo or include the prompt photo in your post if you wish, or you may replace it with one of your own to illustrate your work.
  • By participating in the #writephoto challenge, please be aware that your post may be featured as a reblog on this blog and I will link to your post for the round-up each week.

If you need some more inspiration or fancy a bit of light reading, check out last weeks round-up.

I can’t wait to read your creations.

Take Care.

KL ❤

#Writephoto Round-Up – Bucket

Bobbing boats floating out at sea
Sandy beach as far as the eye can see
The wafting smell of fish and chips
Knowing just one bite will go to my hips

Exciting children splash and run
Building sculptures just for fun
Decorated with scavenged treasures
A seaside day filled with pleasure

Bucket – Image by KL Caley

This sunny little picture was taken at Seaton Carew in the North East of England. My husband and I have visited there for years as it’s a bit quieter than other seaside towns. We used to take our dogs to a brilliant sand dunes section and watch them run up and down the sandy banks. Now with my little one, it’s all about visiting the main beach, collecting seashells and getting that all-important ice cream treat!


I’m so sorry, I haven’t quite got round to reading them all yet, but here is the wonderful collection below (if I have missed anyone, please let me know).

Entries:


I hope you’ll join me for another #writephoto challenge published today at 12 o’clock GMT.

Thank you all for taking part in #writephoto – Bucket

Take Care
KL ❤

#Writephoto Round-Up – Well

Temple of water
A magical site
Hidden by nature
Away from the light

Stumble upon it
Bare your true soul
The well will listen
And let the magic flow

Well – Image by KL Caley

I couldn’t decide whether to tell you guys that this was a well or not, would you know it was that without the label? Unfortunately, I couldn’t decide what else to call it, pyramid didn’t quite sound right.

I love this little well, doesn’t it look like it belongs to some sacred ritual site. Well, (haha) it belongs to Mount Grace Priory in Yorkshire so perhaps there was a ritual or two related to it. It’s a stunning place, and one of our favourite days out. Highly recommended if you are ever in the area.


I’ve had so many wonderful responses and enjoyed each and every one. I have tried to reblog a few since the post went out so hopefully, you will have seen some of them trickling through, but here is the list below (if I have missed anyone, please let me know). It makes for fantastic reading.

Entries:


I hope you’ll join me for another #writephoto challenge, I’m a little late in publishing this week’s round-up so the new challenge is already live: #writephoto – Bucket

Thank you all again for taking part in #writephoto – Well.

Take Care
KL ❤

#WRITEPHOTO – Bucket

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

Family days out

Spent playing by the sea

What happier times

Could there be?

Bucket – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a blue bucket and a yellow spade surrounded by sand.

The regulars already know this bit, but for those that don’t:

  • Each Thursday at Noon GMT I will post the #writephoto prompt
  • Use the image and prompt as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.
  • Please have your entries linked back to the original prompt post by the following Tuesday at Noon GMT.
  • Link back to this post with a pingback (Hugh has an excellent tutorial here)  and/or leave a link in the comments below, to be included in the round-up.
  • Please click their links to visit the blogs of other contributors and take time to read and comment on their work.
  • Use the #writephoto hashtag in your title so your posts can be found.
  • There is no word limit and no style requirements, except that your post must take inspiration from the image and/or the prompt word given in the title of this post.
  • Feel free to use #writephoto logo or include the prompt photo in your post if you wish, or you may replace it with one of your own to illustrate your work.
  • By participating in the #writephoto challenge, please be aware that your post may be featured as a reblog on this blog and I will link to your post for the round-up each week.

If you need some more inspiration or fancy a bit of light reading, check out last weeks round-up.

I can’t wait to read your creations.

Take Care.

KL ❤