The town crier and the doner register guy

I had a lovely lunchtime encounter today. Over in the main hospital concourse was a stand promoting and raising awareness of organ donation, and these two beaming gentlemen greeted me.They didn’t need to convert me, if any bits of me are useful after I’ve popped my clogs that’s fine by me, share me around. If you’re not already on the donor register, check it out here and sign up if you can.

Now, I missed any shouting about it that the town crier did, but he and his buddy were happy to chat and have their photos taken. Apparently Roger Bourgein, who is the Exmouth Town Crier, does around 200 events a year and earns a pittance doing so!

Here he is in all his regalia, what a lovely smile.

Thanks guys for brightening up my lunch break, keep doing what you’re doing.



The theme for this weeks photo challenge is solitude. It can be interpreted in any way you choose, but I didn’t have any ideas. My  photos do show two people who couldn’t be more different though.

solitude-2This soldier was standing guard at the Ataturk Mausoleum, Istanbul. He was as still as a statue, even when I stood beside him. It must be a very strange thing to do, just standing all day without moving a muscle, a kind of internal solitude and yet remaining alert. He may still be there.

solitudeThis elderly lady, was probably glad of a place to sit and relax. It was a warm day, but she’d found her shady spot and seemed quite content in her solitude. There will be lots of photos of solitude at the Daily Post, pop over and visit or join in.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy

Shiny Happy People! I hardly ever take photos of people except for family so I’m pleased to be able to display some of the ones I have taken. If you would like to join in, visit where there will be lots more happiness.


Have a Happy weekend.


Sunday Post: People

People, I don’t take that many photos of groups of people, but that’s how I have interpreted the challenge. A group of fledgling people.

People who one day will

Heal our sickness

Grow our food

Stitch our clothes

Build our homes

Drive our trains

Clear our drains

Rule our world

And until then

Make us smile

This is for Jakes Printer perhaps you will visit to see his animations?