Monthly Archives: June 2011

Travel Thursday 30/06/11 – Your Most Emotional Travel Experience

The prompt says “positive or negative”, sorry folks it is a negative one. Saying Goodbye To Mum, Budapest, October 1996 My mum was diagnosed with cancer in the late spring/early summer of 1996, just as I was taking my final … Continue reading

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Music Monday 27/06/11 – T is for…

Working on the basis that, as in a record shop, any band beginning “The” comes under the next word of their name…T is for Then Jerico. Maybe a bizarre choice but one of my favourite bands during my late teenage … Continue reading

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Travel Thursday 23/6/11 – Your Most Enjoyable Journey

Masvingo – Mutare, Zimbabwe, 1995 Hitching on a Sunday in Africa!  My journey had begun with a bus ride from the national park where I’d been camping into the town of Masvingo, where I walked across town and had a … Continue reading

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Music Monday 20/6/2011 – S is for… Part Two

S is still for Bruce Springsteen, now for the final two categories of favourites from The Boss. Songwriting Genius – Often forgotten amid the anthems, Bruce is a great writer! (1) You’re Missing – Never found another song that better … Continue reading

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Music Monday 20/06/2011 Part One – S is for…

Bruce Springsteen.  Of course! The turn of my all-time favourite this week.  The man whose music has been the soundtrack to my life since I was 15, whose live shows are the best I have seen, whose songs can make … Continue reading

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Travel Thursday – 16/06/11: Best Restaurant You Have Visited

As anybody who knows me will testify, I love my food.  However, I am not a “foodie” as such, and certainly not a fan of “posh” food – I like proper portions of decent, well cooked, fresh and tasy dishes … Continue reading

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Music Monday 13/06/11 – R is for…

R.E.M. A band with a substantial back catalogue dating back a long way.  You will notice that all of my selections come from the period ending in the early 90s.  Earlier material is far superior in my opinion.  Here goes … Continue reading

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