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The Man In The Bar II

To further explain the genesis of The Man In The Bar' idea. It dawned on me that, as a new State Pensioner, this might be a suitable new profession. Similar to a court jester or writer in residence. As mentioned yesterday, the U.K. government's decision to do away with proper experts meant that the role might now be more onerous than I at first calculated. I certainly can not explain the 'Benefits of Brexit' and related topics. If you can,...

The Man In The Bar

Apologies. This is really not much of a blog. I'm in Morocco at the moment celebrating the first anniversary of a corrective operation which brought to an end 3.5 years of medical cock-ups. The aftermath of which was kidney stones, in May. I came out here as a retreat, a place to recoup my energies and to write whatever came my way. A story I'd been scoping was the idea of 'The Man in The Pub'. in the days when we could afford to go to pubs...

It's been a long time.

My Photographs and Memories plan got a wee bit derailed and it has been superceded by other ventures. I did, however, pull together a small book of work related to the influence of a friend/muse of mine. I've been yoyo-ing between home and hospital since May 2017. It was supposed to be a simple operation but a number of mistakes were made.and as a result, among other stays, I had two visits to Intensive Care totalling around 10 weeks. The final...

SALVATION

A by--product of this whole Photographs and Memories process has been rekindling 'sparks' of stories I hadn't got round to writing. This is one. SALVATION I have a bit of a 'sweet tooth' and managed to find a local outlet of a purveyor of old-fashioned and handmade sweets; Gobstoppers, Black Jacks and Fruit Salads - the 'four for a penny' sweets we fromused to buy in the way back from school. They also sold excellent chocolate! The shop was...

Photographs and Memories. January 2nd 2019

It's a new year and a step closer to 'the out door'. I'm not being peeissimistic, that's just chronology and statistics speaking. Long before I had a protracted near death experience ( NDE) from June 2017 to March 2018, I had decided to start to divest myself of 'stuff'. I had pretty much travelled light over my years but, when I ceased to be 'nomadic' I started to acquire 'stuff'. Also, the 'stuff' that I had in storage came back into my home...