Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Creepy


Thanks to Anne Christine for this week’s Creepy challenge.


If you go down to the woods today,

You better not go alone……

Just joking guys!


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It’s the weekend


Climb a tree!

In August 2014 MB found himself in Sudan, compliments of a wedding invitation he received from a young Sudani friend. MB took the opportunity to do a bit of exploring. Sudani friends organised for MB to visit an area called Soba with his camera, just outside the capital city, Khartoum. 

It was the middle of the day when MB arrived with his Sudani friends. Most of the Soba male inhabitants were missing, having travelled to the city in early-morning to sell vegetables or bottled water in markets and street corners.

By Westerns (or many other) standards, Soba is extremely poor, with the inhabitants living a subsistence-level lifestyle. The houses people live in are not far removed from the houses their sheep and goats live in. But regardless of the relative poverty, most inhabitants that MB encountered had a smile on their faces, especially the children.

MB caught the kids in his below pic at their favourite tree.

So this weekend, MB suggests that you go climb a tree, if you can.

And be damn grateful for the hand of cards that life has dealt you.

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It’s the weekend


Birdwatching anyone?

But who’s watching who?

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Seeing Double


Thanks to Tina for this week’s Double challenge.

MB caught these two doing steward duty at the Redbull Soapbox Race he recently attended in Amman, Jordan. Wonder what they are seeing?!

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It’s the weekend


Take a train ride!

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It’s the weekend


Get those bicycles out!

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Lens Artist’s Photo Challenge – Filling the frame


Thanks to Patti for this week’s Filling the Frame challenge. 

You may have thought that there is no alcohol production in the Middle East. But if you did, you’re wrong!

MB was in Jordan a few weeks back, primarily to attend the wedding of a work colleague. Whilst the wedding was a ‘dry’ wedding, involving as it did two Muslim families, beer and alcohol generally are freely available in Jordan. On the day after the wedding, MB killed some time with a local friend visiting two great pubs. Both sold a Jordanian brewed craft beer called Carakale, after the local brewery that makes it.

And a damned fine tipple it is.

Sláinte!

To check out the Carkale brewery, click HERE.

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Sofia’s got a sister. Welcome baby Maria!


Sofia’s got a sister! Read More

It’s the weekend


How about a dance?

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Writing For Change


MB opines that being Cuban is about as close as it gets to being Irish! Read More

Amman – Red Bull Soapbox Race


On the day after the Amman wedding (the subject of MBs previous post), MB met up with a young Jordanian friend who also happened to live in Amman. As good fortune would have it, MB’s young friend and some pals were taking part in a Red Bull-sponsored Soapbox Cart Race on a sloping street in a supurb of the city not too far from MBs hotel. Read More

A Wedding in Jordan


Jordan’s more correct name, since 1946, is ‘The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan’. It is so-called because of the ruling Hashemite family, who have governed the country since 1921. The Hashemites trace their ancestry back to the founding of Islam and are called after Hashim, the great grandfather of the Prophet Mohammed. Read More

It’s the weekend


How about some ghost hunting?

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Lens-Artists Challenge – Silhouettes


Greetings to all from MB.

A little explanation of the weekly photo challenge before MB gives his offering. The weekly photo challenge was conceived by four lady bloggers/photographers over one year back. Each takes their turn consecutively to post a weekly theme and the rest of the sheep, like MB, then follow suit. Read More

It’s The Weekend


Go explore and old ruin!

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