Category Archives: General

I Walk To Find Myself

They tried to persuade me not to cross the curious hills, finally, shrugging, called me foolish, stubborn. That’s how it is, I said. I’m going where my pig is headed. These words, found on a greetings card, are the preface … Continue reading

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August 1988

I’d taken a month’s leave in order to take Son No.1 along the backpacker trail of Indonesia, and this was to be our first major travel together. We’d already spent many weekends and weeks exploring France, but they were close … Continue reading

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Around the World In My Fortieth Year

Preamble I’d spent the previous four years, post-marital separation, as the first full-time co-ordinator of an out-of-school children’s charity in South London. Having put it on a firm financial basis, and established a range of activities, one of which I’m … Continue reading

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Play Misty For Me

Fiji 22.4.86 A coda to my travels, posted here out of sequence in the writing. I can’t play a musical instrument: enforced violin lessons at grammar school put paid to that. What should be a pleasure, a freedom of expression, … Continue reading

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Books On The Go (1985/6)

On my travels, I’ve always had a book to hand for those moments when the emotional switchback ride of constant auditory, visual and physical contacts became too much. Also, when the discomfort of travel by plane, train, bus or truck … Continue reading

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