Monthly Archives: February 2012

Couch Beni Imo

Up to now my sitting room has been a pretty spartan place. A couple of hard-sprung-straight-backed chairs being the only suggestion of comfort. This has changed. The catalyst was my neighbor who suggested I buy his massive TV as he … Continue reading

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When I consider how my light is spent

So, I am shortsighted. Not much and in fact my sight is getting better as I get older. However where I notice it most is underwater.Again this is not a major handicap as I am very happy squinting at coral … Continue reading

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So geographers, in Afric maps, With savage pictures fill their gaps, And o’er unhabitable downs Place elephants for want of towns.

Interesting day today – I have lunch with a professional flautist for a start. I bring my flute and he plays Bach. Amazing to hear someone who knows what they are doing playing your instrument. My flute has since left … Continue reading

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Hello Naha

After a night of Free Drink, I get up early and after a standard breakfast set off into the morning streets of Naha. The main drag in Naha is Kokusai Street. It is not very interesting as 70% of the … Continue reading

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Small events the most profound?

I have had a pair of Dr Martens sandals for about 7 years. I bought them second-hand from Ebay when they were already well used. I think I paid $12. I have a soft spot for Dr Martens shoes as … Continue reading

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72 Virgins

So, I have never been convinced that the Muslim paradise is defined by virgins that you can disport with. I lived in a Muslim country for 2 years and indulged in lengthy, indeed interminable, discussions on religion. There was nothing … Continue reading

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Et Encore

I think I have mentioned before that the region of my birth has been of inestimable value in both my social and professional life. People want to talk to me because I was born in Campbeltown ergo Springbank and have … Continue reading

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