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WAITING FOR DONALD

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WITH THANKS AND APOLOGIES TO SAM BECKETT, a fellow Old Portoran Vladimir and Boris meet near a tree in Ukraine. They converse on various topics and reveal that they are waiting there for a man named Donald. While they wait, … Continue reading

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MY GREAT BIG ANDALUCÍAN ROAD TRIP

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Last week, I had a holiday.
And before you say that my entire life is a holiday, let me tell you that it isn’t.
Well, not entirely anyway.
Having a car – and quite a decent car – in Spain and rarely using it is a bit of a waste; and a waste that prompted the idea for a mini road trip around Andalucía. Continue reading

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WHERE DO YOU SIT WITH THE GREAT HEADDRESS DEBATE?

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Exeter Chiefs’ trip to play Glasgow Warriors in the European Cup on Saturday has become a hot topic, for reasons unrelated to rugby. Political correctness has raised its head again, with the “snowflakes” in one trench and the traditionalists, dinosaurs, … Continue reading

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ORGANIC CHAT-CHAT — AND A NASTY BOUT OF GASTROENTERITIS

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I haven’t blogged for a long time and this has been most remiss of me. Of course, this have not have had a negative impact on your life but in case it has, please allow me to apologise and present … Continue reading

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A LIFE IN THE WEEK OF RICHIE MALONE — WEEK FIVE

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HOW TO CURE A PORN ADDICTION Tuesday afternoon … If you happen to have a porn addiction and want go get over it, what you need to do is to get yourself invited to the set of a movie. I’ve … Continue reading

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THE LIONS … AND LOSING THE PLOT

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Before we get our teeth into my analysis of yesterday’s events in Cape Town, my editor reminded me that my first novel, Losing The Plot was published two years ago today. If you’ve not read it, may I suggest that … Continue reading

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A LIFE IN THE WEEK OF RICHIE MALONE – WEEK FOUR

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It’s a glorious early July Monday afternoon, and all is well in the world of Richie Malone. And although I don’t know it, they’re about to get even better in a totally unexpected way. I’ve just had a meeting with … Continue reading

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A LIFE IN THE WEEK OF RICHIE MALONE

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WEEK THREE. Amigos, Richie’s Facebook page seems to have been deleted and he has asked me to share his blog with you on my website because, while he’s great at many things, technology is a bloody nightmare for him. UNDER … Continue reading

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A LIFE IN THE WEEK OF RICHIE MALONE

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WEEK TWO As Richie is still unable to re-boot his Facebook page he has again asked me to post his blog. Yeah … no problem, Richie … just don’t make it a regular occurrence! Okay, let’s get the soccer out … Continue reading

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PANDEMIC ROAD TRIP, PART ONE

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Pandemics, it would seem, are a good time to travel. In a previous blog, I told you how the cascade of air travel had calmed to a trickle and how the hustle of airports had faded to an almost sepulchral … Continue reading

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