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Mozambique. Paradise lost.

Mozambique. Paradise lost. Is just my short recollection of the many splendid holidays I had there at the holiday resort Beira, which like most things in Africa, now no longer exists as we knew it anyway. How dreadfully sad. Of … Continue reading

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Ronda, Spain.

Ronda, Spain. Yesterday saw us in Gibraltar, today we are heading for Ronda. We get around, round, we get around. Once again Steve is driving, my apologies, chauffeuring. True to form I am clueless as to where we are heading … Continue reading

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Lively lads, Grey House, Plumtree school.

Lively lads, Grey House, Plumtree School, and it has suddenly dawned on me after all this time that that is in fact just what they were. It passed one by at the time but as time progressed and one left … Continue reading

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J.F.K. the beginning of the end.

“For the problems are not all solved and the battles are not all won – and we stand today at the edge of a New Frontier. … But the New Frontier of which I speak is not a set of promises—it … Continue reading

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Google it and dreams come true.

The lost art of conversation. In a mood, not quite sure what to do or where to go, no worries, just Google it? I’m mentioning this, because it goes a lot deeper than any one can even begin to imagine, … Continue reading

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Three old forgotten Faction Authors.

Faction authors write amazing characters in real historical settings, making the world come to life for the reader. My three favorite faction authors are Winston Graham,Leon Uris, and George Macdonald Fraser. Continue reading

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Chilapalapa, a language.

Chilapalapa. Oh what splendid times there were living and growing up on a farm in Rhodesia. All the different people and all the different languages. The wonderful time before people learnt to hate. We got around communicating in what was … Continue reading

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