Back again after a long delay

I cant believe it was Feb 2018 that I last wrote a post. Then my password was compromised and I had to change it but just didn’t get around to it.  I was living in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria at the time and sort of losing direction. I´d gone back to teaching Maths andContinue reading “Back again after a long delay”

Friends, stupidity, the beach, boobs and bums

Today I got stuck on a couple of paragraphs, attempting to explain the delights of floating down the River Thyme on a barge. I had the two Elf´s, Mad Tom of Bedlam, Mad Magdalene and Fairy Hanny on the barge of Mr. O´Nighon. I just couldn´t make the text flow like I saw the riverContinue reading “Friends, stupidity, the beach, boobs and bums”

Soft surf Peniscola beach.

Kicking through the gentle surf, I see Sea; Life and death. Water of life bitter to taste, killing the tree, Death is the Sea Shells Sanctuary. Broken Rocks, Broken hearts. Even your name evokes in me; Peniscola! Penis, giver of life whether desired or not, Six percent? Cola refreshing the parts we dare not mention;Continue reading “Soft surf Peniscola beach.”

Dealing with Change

I’ve been through so many changes over the last decade I’m no longer sure what day it is. I’ve lived in Florida, Doha (twice), UK, Chengdu China, Abu Dhabi and Almaty Kazakhstan. Ten jobs, two wives and lots or gorgeous friends! So when I saw this I had to share… ” How do you dealContinue reading “Dealing with Change”

Writing Resolutions

Well back in the UK going through a draw in my filing cabinet called ‘Writing’. I have to do something about it – as in finish each of these projects. So here we are; 1. “Trans-Uranic Elements: The Dark Side of Uranus”. This one is typed up in draft and I am slowly editing toContinue reading “Writing Resolutions”

I love Kazakhstan

Well I have been living here in Almaty since January and it is a beautiful place. It has the second best prettiest women in the world – Liverpool Judy’s always win. But I have to laugh at some of the names I have come across recently. There are ladies called Karlygash, Nazgul and Nurgul. PlusContinue reading “I love Kazakhstan”

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.”

On First encounter with Rumi.

Sitting, watching, pondering, wandering. Istanbul bookshops and bizarre bazaars; favourite city, Oozing my childhood testament from every pore, City battered and beaten and rocked to its core. “Simon! Simon! Phillip wants your money, pay up or die!” Armies marching, marching, marching; did you hear that Mr March? Constantinople; Byzantium; Istanbul. Three Cities in One, likeContinue reading “On First encounter with Rumi.”

Keep on writing

I spend hours every day writing; funny and serious, Tales from Uranus and the Adventures of Inspector Flaange. I found this article helped me understand why… A five-letter word is my secret.As you probably know, routine casts a trance-like power withdevastating impact. As a result, it is an absolute necessity tobreak free of its grasp.IfContinue reading “Keep on writing”