The Ones that Got Away…almost

This week for the Lens-Artist Challenge, Tina from Travels and Trifles has asked us to post any photos that have not been posted this year. Just two rules, they must be from this year and not have been posted before. The first rule is easy but the second.. I’m hoping I haven’t posted them, but who knows.

I have been photographing doors every time I see a good one, but have not got round to posting them for Dan on his weekly challenge Dan’s Doors. Sadly the door is closed now but you know what they say:

“When one door closes, another one opens”

~ Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open ~
John Barrymore

Plant lined walls in Hong Kong


The iconic Langkawi Eagle, a symbol of the island.

A big thanks to everyone who hosts challenges, it’s a wonderful way to post photos and words. Best of all though is the interaction between the fantastic bloggers on WordPress. I have made many friendships over the last few years and love chatting with you all.

Enjoying an early champagne with my son’s lovely girlfriend while out shopping yesterday. There was a free pop up Tattinger Champagne bar! Just a donation to the food bank. We weren’t going to pass up a free champagne.

Here’s hoping you all have a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.



  1. Ali, this is such a fun post. I’d love to put a link on my WQW post today for reflections on 2022. It’s perfect. Your son’s beautiful girlfriend looks like she could be your daughter – and you obviously like each other. How perfect is that? The eagle pictures are amazing. What a gorgeous piece of art. Have a great New Year.


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