#SplodzDPC 2021

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For the last few years Zoe Homes (@splodz) has run a daily photo challenge in February. You take a photo to show your interpretation of the day’s theme and post it to social media. I’ve done this for the past couple of years but the photos are spread out across Twitter. I’ll still put them on Twitter but I’ll also collect them in this blog post. Many thanks to Zoe for organising the challenge.

The list of daily themes for #SplodzDPC 2021:
01. Hello  
02. My Own Adventure
03. Learning Something
04. What I’m Eating
05. Keeping Warm
06. On My Doorstep
07. Muddy Boots
08. In My Pack
09. Reflections
10. Wood for the Trees
11. Counting Steps
12. Makes Me Smile
13. For the Planet
14. Beneath
15. Masterpiece
16. My Neighbourhood
17. Top of My List
18. Cuddled Up
19. What I’m Reading
20. In the Sky
21. All Together
22. Colourful
23. Vitamin D
24. My Kind of Fun
25. Ancient History 
26. Happiness
27. Urban Nature   
28. Relaxing

Monday 1st February 2021


1st February 2021 - Hello
One for wordsearch enthusiasts.

Tuesday 2nd February 2021

“My Own Adventure”

2nd February 2021 - My Own Adventure
My own adventure started a little over 63 years ago.

Wednesday 3rd February 2021

“Learning Something

3rd February 2021 - Learning Something
I’ve done an occasional sudoku in the past but I didn’t know about the community and culture that exists. Recently I found CrackingTheCryptic @crypticcracking and I’ve been learning about techniques like x-wings, swordfish, and schrodinger cells. Brilliant!

Thursday 4th February 2021

“What I’m Eating

Thursday 4th February - What I'm Eating
Trail mix: 3 parts Tesco’s Fruit and Nut, 1 part added raisins, 1 part – the essential – peanut M&Ms.

Friday 5th February 2021

“Keeping Warm

Friday 5th February 2021 - Keeping Warm
I joined @RamblersGB last year and received this buff. Just the thing for keeping warm and using as a mask, but when I pull it over my face I feel like I’m about to saddle up and rob a stagecoach.

Saturday 6th February 2021

“On My Doorstep

Saturday 6th February 2021 - On My Doorstep
I love the idea of The Doorstep Mile (learnt from Al Humpreys) – that the first mile of every journey feels like the longest. So just start with one step, then another… (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwT7kvtjKeQ)

Sunday 7th February 2021

“Muddy Boots

Sunday 7th February 2021 - Muddy Boots
As it happens, my boots are clean today, so here are the things I use to remove the mud when I get home to get my boots ready for the next time.

Monday 8th February 2021

“In My Pack

Monday 8th February 2021 - In My Pack
The kit that tends to live in my rucksack. This is what I grabbed for a shortish very slushy walk this afternoon. On longer walks I add things like spare socks, a sit map, and binoculars. And food and drink when picnics are allowed!

Tuesday 9th February 2021


Tuesday 9th February 2021 - Reflections
Tree reflecting in car window.

Wednesday 10th February 2021

“Wood for the Trees

Wednesday 10th February 2021 - Wood for the Trees
I’ve had to resort to the archives today. Trees growing vertically out of a steep slope at Edge Hill in south Warwickshire. Though it was too much for some…

Thursday 11th February 2021

“Counting Steps

Thursday 11th February 2021 - Counting Steps
When I’m using the stepper I count my steps using my pacing beads.

Friday 12th February 2021

“Make Me Smile”

Friday 12th February 2021 - Makes Me Smile
The bollards outside this school are made to look like pencils with rubbers. This is on one of my regular walking routes and always raises a smile.

Saturday 13th February 2021

“For the Planet”

Saturday 13th February 2021 - For the Planet
Apparently being vegetarian (for almost 30 years) is good for the planet.

Sunday 14th February 2021


Sunday 14th February 2021 - Beneath
The grass beneath the snow.

Monday 15th February 2021


Monday 15th February 2021 - Masterpiece
My wife’s cross stitch embroidery “Gracious era”.

Tuesday 16th February 2021

“My Neighbourhood”

Tuesday 16th February 2021 - My Neighbourhood
This is the River Avon in urban Warwickshire but with a bit of imagination it’s possible to believe for a moment that you’re in the Lake District.

Wednesday 17th February 2021

“Top of My List”

Wednesday 17th February 2021 - Top of My List
Top of my “Read next” list. It’s a series of short anecdotes, and I keep dipping in here and there. It’s time to read the book properly.

Thursday 18th February 2021

“Cuddled Up”

Thursday 18th February 2021 - Cuddled Up
Still cuddling up after nearly 35 years together.

Friday 19th February 2021

“What I’m Reading”

Friday 19th February 2021 - What I'm Reading
So many places…so little time…

Saturday 20th February 2021

“In the Sky”

Saturday 20th February 2021 - In the Sky
A feature of today’s walk.

Sunday 21st February 2021

“All Together”

Sunday 21st February 2021 - All Together
All together for now, but about to be separated ready for tomorrow’s collection.

Monday 22nd February 2021


Monday 22nd February 2021 - Colourful
A colourful touch of spring.

Tuesday 23rd February 2021

“Vitamin D”

Tuesday 23rd February 2021 - Vitamin D
Lots of lovely sun today!

Wednesday 24th February 2021

“My Kind of Fun”

Wednesday 24th February 2021 - My Kind of Fun
I wonder where that path goes…?

Thursday 25th February 2021

“Ancient History”

Thursday 25th February 2021 - Ancient History
The remains of ridge and furrow. I remember the delight of riding my bike over them as a child.

Friday 26th February 2021


Friday 26th February 2021 - Happiness
I couldn’t decide between several options for today’s photo, then realised that a recurring factor was chocolate…

Saturday 27th February 2021

“Urban Nature”

Saturday 27th February 2021 - Urban Nature
A large bird’s nest just yards from houses.

Sunday 28th February 2021


Sunday 28th February 2021 - Relaxing
Meanwhile back at the chocolate…