Police and Thieves (2)

Almaty is just so gorgeous. The winter could have killed me but my skull seems to have the ability to withstand slapstick slips. The Police in Almaty fuck off in the cold weather. Dread the Spring! Walking home past the hoardings that carefully hid the Dostyk Plaza. Tap on the shoulder; a midget with aContinue reading “Police and Thieves (2)”

Friday night reflection – thankyou Frank

But now the days are short, I’m in the autumn of my years And I think of my life as vintage wine From fine old kegs From the brim to the dregs It poured sweet and clear It was a very good year Songwriters: ERVIN DRAKE It Was A Very Good Year lyrics © SONGWRITERSContinue reading “Friday night reflection – thankyou Frank”

Tasha – now is the Autumn of our days.

“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run; To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees, And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core; To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells WithContinue reading “Tasha – now is the Autumn of our days.”

A sunny day in Almaty

Monday afternoon walking through the City. First thing – the girls are so pretty! Mixed feelings at Panfilov Park. The Cathedral shone down on me – look at this. Great to have caught the reflection from the Cross just at the right moment. The Park also contains the War Memorial to Kazak men and womenContinue reading “A sunny day in Almaty”

Istanbul 2. Reflections and an Introduction to Rumi.

I think a hangover makes jet-lag so much easier to bear. Eventually I arose Monday morning and decided to do the tourist bit, so headed to the City centre in one of the many millions of taxis that constantly patrol the streets. Don’t get into a taxi and ask for ‘Haggia Sofia’ even though theContinue reading “Istanbul 2. Reflections and an Introduction to Rumi.”

Malaysian man comes up short after buying £100 penis enlarger online… but gets sent a £5 magnifying glass with warning ‘Do not use in sunlight’

A vain Malaysian man who ordered a penis enlarger online was stunned when the device was delivered – a magnifying glass! To add insult to injury the magnifying glass came with an instruction that would at least prevent the man from causing injury to himself. It read: Do Not Use in Sunlight. The victim ofContinue reading “Malaysian man comes up short after buying £100 penis enlarger online… but gets sent a £5 magnifying glass with warning ‘Do not use in sunlight’”