Monthly Archives: February 2014

Syria. Touching Faces And Moving Hearts


Some years ago I was in Bejiing and, as people do whose life and mind are largely unguided by a sense of direction, I found myself on my own and  in some back street and away from all tourist routes and … Continue reading

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Picture Of Man Holding A Book


    I am either lucky or clever, and I won’t be telling you which one it is. Some time today I managed to insert a ‘selfie’ here of me standing in front of the wardrobe mirror checking my hair. … Continue reading

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One For The Road


‘Mackers’ or Mackintosh for the pedantic was one of those fellows who “Packed it in”: four marriages, three of them producing a single child which Mackers called “Spreading the load”, more jobs and ‘vocations’ than you could cram into a career … Continue reading

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Careless Lives


Certain things are true of me and the central one is this: I am not a brave man, not any more.  I might be a wise man, but only after the event. My reflections are mainly saved for the rear view … Continue reading

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Moroccan Grub


Ok, straight to the point, get it out there, make it known, I’ve had a small ‘gig’ as the PR Advisor to the above restaurant on account of I know the owner and my greed is a matter of public … Continue reading

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Uninvited Water


Those of you who read or watch the news might have picked up that unusual weather has affected people in several countries all over the globe. Not wishing to hog the limelight, I must just add that I, Countingducks, am … Continue reading

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A Whirlwind Romance


Charles Junkett, a surname he hated by the way, and Samantha Prigg met on the first day of University at a ‘Freshers’ gathering where both were meant to throw caution to the wind and drink deeply from the froth filled … Continue reading

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