Monthly Archives: November 2011

Here’s an Odd Thing


A lot of you can gather that I’m a fairly independent, crash by the seat of your pants, kind of guy, and so I am. The road less travelled is always more interesting to me, even if it currently seems … Continue reading

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Rude by Mistake


Invited to dinner by a colleague who I didn’t know too well, but who was involved in some project with me, I entered the house bearing a bottle of reasonable wine and a smile which I hoped would mark my … Continue reading

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The Scent of a Rose


In my middle late teens my childhood was largely over and I found myself in a bedsitter in an unglamorous area of London, living on fish and chips and working as a clerk in a sales office. The work was … Continue reading

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Journey to Another Time


So many years ago; it seems another life,  I walked into the sea off the Serbian coast. It was called Yugoslavia then and I  was far from home. I was fully dressed and  could think of no other way to … Continue reading

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Cooking Survival Post


Just a quickie to say the steak, chips and veg strategy worked out well and for some reason or other it all tasted reasonable. Of course I remembered the watchword of the uncertain cook. “Don’t forget the wine”, and I … Continue reading

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The “Raised Eyebrow Award”


As you may have noticed I recently spent a period on my own while my partner went off on a holiday to Dubai  visiting her daughter. In this period I undertook a scientific, rigorous and possibly exhausting research project on what … Continue reading

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Habits with No Explanation


I woke up in the middle of the night because my partner, bless her, has a range of well presented and obviously elegant eccentricities. One of them is she can  start laughing out loud in the middle of the night  … Continue reading

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