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Terence Mullan

Down the years I have lived in many places and I have done many jobs. Now I live in Bulgaria and the only work I do is tending to my lovely garden when the sun is shining and scribbling away in my big book of writing stuff when it is not.

I may have left it too late in life to become a famous writer or celebrated gardener but I will persevere anyway. These are the things that occupy me in a seemingly effortless and satisfying way.

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This Sort of Thing - The Childhood Stage

From a Smoggie to a Culchie, a ten year journey.
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This Sort of Thing - April 2024 - The Sporophyte Stage

Eat your words but don't go hungry. Words can make you grow rotundly.
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This Sort of Thing - April 2024 - The Gametophyte Stage

Words to tell you what to do. Words as strong as Irn Bru.
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Cherry

Turn and Face the Strange

Contemplating life in a world where virtually everything’s becoming virtual.
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Catatouille

Discovering that meat isn’t necessarily murder.
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527 of my comments have received 547 Great Feedback votes

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Kind words, Di. Thank you.

Posted on Fri, 21 Jul 2023

Kind words, Di. Thank you.

If it helps you keep the giggling under control I'll read something about my involvement with the bubonic plague on 12 August. 

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Posted in Our Man in Golubac

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Blooms

Posted on Mon, 08 Apr 2024

Ah, thanks Di.

Our blossom comes in waves. The first, and most impressive, was about a month ago when the wild plums were in flower (we call them djanki and you call them mirabelles), which was followed by the pears and now as they fizzle...

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Posted in This Sort of Thing - March 2024 - L'ouverture

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Ukraine

Posted on Mon, 12 Feb 2024

Before I write anything else I want to stress that I absolutely do not condone Putin's actions in Ukraine. 

However, here in Bulgaria we have refugees from Ukraine, but they are different to the Ukraine refugees that have fled their...

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Posted in After Russian Rain (A Postscript from Moscow)

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Worms.

Posted on Thu, 28 Dec 2023

If' you'd been in a Mexican bar you'd have been grand. 

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Posted in Lingo Bingo

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Hello Jean.

Posted on Thu, 30 Nov 2023

Hello Jean.

I'm so sorry to hear that you didn't get the news that you were hoping for. I'm hoping your asymptomatic status continues and the chemotherapy is doing its job.

Thank you for keeping us up to date with what you're going...

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Posted in Friendly Fire

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I really like..

Posted on Thu, 26 Oct 2023

I really like..

And oh, what a world full of places for foxes who know!

They are everywhere but they keep themselves to themselves. They know things that we don't know and they go places we don't go. Gorgeous creatures and...

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Posted in The Birds were Singing

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I love this Rhiannon, though

Posted on Mon, 21 Aug 2023

I love this Rhiannon, though it saddens me.

You've reminded me of the dear elderly people I used to visit when I was working, particularly those living in care homes. They had no desire to receive presents. What brought them happiness was...

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Posted in 104!

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Ha ha! If ever he tells you

Posted on Wed, 09 Aug 2023

Ha ha! If ever he tells you to get knotted he probably means he's waiting for you to turn into that tree. 

People such as Lesley Ash, Courtney Pine, Nigel Hawthorne and King Edward the Elder have already been through this process.

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Posted in wising up

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Years ago I entered a pun

Posted on Thu, 03 Aug 2023

Years ago I entered a pun writing competition in our local newspaper. I wrote one and then immediately thought of another. It was so easy I couldn't stop. Eventually I had ten of them so I sent them all off to the newspaper office in town ...

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Posted in The Vigorous Fig

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A-ha were (maybe still are) a

Posted on Sat, 15 Jul 2023

A-ha were (maybe still are) a brilliant band. I've a couple of their CDs myself. Not so fond of Geldof though.

Your words remind me of a time when I was looking through second hand CDs at a market stall near where I lived. As I browsed I...

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Posted in The Morten Harket Selfie Opportunity

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