Natures Sparks

Natures Sparks

A new take on a dandelion puff ball


A poor wavebreak at Blackpool

A poor wavebreak at Blackpool

This has seen much better times


For use on a windy day

For use on a windy day

A lesser phoographed part of the old windmill on the seafront at Lytham in Lancashire


Waving the flag

Waving the flag

At Clitheroe Castle in Lancashire


Cute cat

Cute cat

Getting ready to play


Twisted Pottery

Twisted Pottery

Unusual artwork that makes an arch through to a doorway at Barton Grange Graden Centre in Preston




In its last days

2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 35 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,000 times in 2010. That’s about 5 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 3 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 5 posts. There were 12 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 22mb. That’s about a picture per month.

The busiest day of the year was April 21st with 52 views. The most popular post that day was Gallery: My Work.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for preston bus station, english-heritage “preston bus station “, arthur blakeney ex chelsea player 1958, container ships preston docks 1963, and smith consultancy at nateby.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Gallery: My Work November 2009


Preston Stuff November 2009


About November 2009
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Gallery: Preston is my Paris November 2009


CV November 2009


Although a forlorn looking object, the wreck has a quiet dignity