Six word Saturday



a blessing or a curse?

The Museum of Hartlepool, reflected in the Mecca bingo hall

The Museum of Hartlepool, reflected in the Mecca bingo hall

Some of you may remember a photo of the Museum of Hartlepool in my Sunday Post : New Year 2013?  After I’d taken that shot and was walking towards the marina, I looked across to the Mecca Bingo hall, and guess what I saw, reflected in the windows, but the Museum?

The marina and me

The PSS Wingfield Castle, and me

My first shot wasn’t quite so successful, because I forgot that I would be reflected in the photo too!  But perversely, I quite liked it.  Earlier that morning I’d been exchanging New Year greetings online, and reading the latest posts of many of my favourites.  It just so happened that the topic for the month on East of Malaga’s CBBH photo challenge was Reflection.

Not just in the photographic sense, but in the sense of looking back at the year that has been.  And so you see that my six words this week refer not just to me forgetting that glass reflects whatever you put in front of it.  Like every other year, 2012 had its share of good memories, and bad, to reflect upon.

Sunset on my favourite bridge in Tavira

Sunset on my favourite bridge in Tavira, reflecting in the river

I thought it might be fun to bring together these two challenges, and I hope that Cate of Show My Face, and Marianne at East of Malaga will forgive me taking liberties.  It is a tradition with Marianne’s to share details of two blogs that you have commented on in the past month.  I think this is a lovely idea so I’m delighted to introduce you to Barbara at JustaSmidgen.  If you love food and good conversation, you can’t fail to be impressed with Smidge’s blog.  And keeping relations truly international, meet Sam at Two Black Dogs.  Warm hearted Sam celebrated her 5th wedding anniversary on New Year’s Eve, so pop down to Australia and say “hi”?

Meantime Cate has celebrated her 1000th post!  Congratulations, and thanks for letting me share my six words (and photos), Cate.  Follow the links for an interesting Saturday, folks?  Catch you next week.



  1. I have been marveling at the ones with 400 odd posts, but 1000??? Wow! I am just a wee bit ahead of you 🙂 Hope the year ahead has only good things in store for you Jo. Take care.


  2. It’s hard to see that second shot as a reflection, it’s so clear it looks as if it’s a metal grid with thin air going through the spaces and you on the other side from the camera taking the shot. Nice interpretation!


    1. Hartlepool has a strong maritime heritage, and the masts you can see are the HMS Trincomalee, Britain’s oldest fighting ship. She was built in India in 1817, and was restored locally over a ten year period. She now forms part of the Museum of Hartlepool, and is a real beauty. Thanks for your interest.


  3. A wonderful six word Saturday, the sunset in Tavira looks magnificent and I can see why it is your favourite bridge, I love the reflections of the lights and the sunset on the water.

    Thank you for the shout out and the lovely comment, from one warm hearted person to another 🙂


    1. It’s a much nicer way to do it than the awards system, I think, and much less stressful. Going back to Tavira for just a week on 26th January, then it’s the wedding. Pure excitement!


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