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Completely finishing…

Sometimes you get to be so busy that the passage of time goes unnoticed. Then, when you get to sit quietly, somewhere unusual perhaps (I still like to sit on the floor in a corner once in a while), you reflect on the water passed under the bridge.  In an attempt to reduce the list… Continue reading Completely finishing…

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Crossing Spain – wandering in the land of the bull

Villafruela is a small village approached from the south to a crossroads. No signs. No signals. No sign of life. High up on moorland, not a bar on my phone to be had. An old lady heading towards me taking her morning constitutional, quietly minding her own business to the song of the birds, was… Continue reading Crossing Spain – wandering in the land of the bull

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Some sort of character…

My standard Saturday afternoon these days is one of nervous tension as I monitor the live update scores, or lack of, of my favourite football team. Whatever I’m doing I have to check a screen on a regular basis between 3 and 5 pm. However, last Saturday was a break from routine. Mrs. Monkey and… Continue reading Some sort of character…

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Spain 2018 …here I come…

Fanfare…drum roll … ta-da !!  Al’s Spain 2018 Vuelta is announced. Without a ride last year due to circumstances and stuff (!) I have been itching to get one planned for 2018 before the year gets booked up by other stuff (!) . And it had to be different in some way. Having already headed… Continue reading Spain 2018 …here I come…

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Aargh, leave me alone !!

I’ve never considered that I might have an addictive nature. I don’t do drugs. I drink in moderation and even my sweet tooth can be tamed. But the hardest Jones I am finding to kick, since the damn thing was developed, is the need to check 24 hour news. I’m a current affairs junky and… Continue reading Aargh, leave me alone !!

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Political with a small ‘p’

I’ve recently been trying to maintain a habit of writing every day. Whether it be free writing, poetry, my journal (though I don’t keep that every day ) my travel book - yep, I’m working on one of those too, and less often at the moment, this blog. With the writing comes lots of reading… Continue reading Political with a small ‘p’

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Four days in the life of…

I suppose I should be blogging. I have, after all, more time on my hands than I have had in recent months, though that time fills up with other stuff leaving the whole “time” thing illusory. Perhaps I should start be describing the last four days which has seen us run a number of emotions,… Continue reading Four days in the life of…

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When two, or more, tribes go to war

There seems to have been a polarising of labels in recent days. You are either in one camp or another and depending upon who is using the term its probably being used in a derogatory sense.    This only goes to entrench the perspectives which will do nobody any good. Remoaners - Leavers: Alt-right -… Continue reading When two, or more, tribes go to war