Category Archives: miscellany

History Repeats #microcosms #flashfiction

This is based on the latest Microcosms prompt – a 300 word story incorporating these elements National Park, Day Tripper, Thriller ‘Hey Bud. Can you get this one?’ Jimmy headed for the men’s room. The car was a classic, Gran … Continue reading

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The Urge to Splurge #affluenza

Affluenza (n) a portmanteau word fusing affluence and influenza and meaning a painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more. I wrote recently about my weight loss over the last … Continue reading

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Hunting the Inca: Part 4, Puno and Lake Titicaca #peru #travel

For those following our travels in Peru in the autumn of 1987, you may wonder where we have got to. I suppose, after the tranquillity of Arequipa which we visited here it was inevitable that we would find another gear as … Continue reading

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Blooming Marvellous

I thought I’d share a poem of dad’s with an update on the garden Island Ferry Crisp and fresh, the air this morning, on the open upper deck While the muddy river waters froth and churn There’s a drift of … Continue reading

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International Rescue (South London) branch

Two years ago we were gearing up for the first Bloggers Bash and I found myself proving the power of the three, as set out in this post. This year everyone is Wonder Woman and multiple rescues are becoming the … Continue reading

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A good news day

There are days when you wake to a bit of grey cloud, when the hot water takes an age to run, when the toaster seems to have reset itself to a light char setting and the milk is on the … Continue reading

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Buster & Moo

So the Bloggers Bash is over for another year, the summer holidays are approaching and you are wondering how you will fill those unremitting hours of sunshine. Okay, it’s England. A couple of hours of sunshine. I bring you tidings … Continue reading

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