Kep, Cambodia Feeling uninspired, I told myself to pick a random photograph to write about. Which led to some weeding out. Why on earth do I keep all these? I asked myself, over and over. This one brought me to a stop. The first time I saw this image, it was like seeing a ghost. … Continue reading Before
Travel as an airline employee
Hudson River, Stillwater, NY 8th May 2023 With political problems becoming ever more complicated in 1962, after six years in South East Asia, my parents sent me to boarding school back in England. How they selected a school run by Catholic nuns, I'm not sure but that is where I spent the next two years. … Continue reading School days
14th May 2023 Every year something different catches my attention. Not that it wasn't there before. Previously it just did not get my focus. . During my early childhood days in England, a lawn was something people were very proud of. It had to be mowed to a particular length and those lines had better … Continue reading Mowns?
Mandalay, November 1983 Today my thoughts are very far away. Once again Bangladesh and Myanmar are being impacted by a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal. Without the problem of weather, the refugee situation in Bangladesh is a human tragedy. Where do the residents of a tent city go to seek safety from a dangerous … Continue reading Cyclones
6th May 2023 It took a while, but I've found the answer. Jaundice, I'd decided. I must have jaundice to be seeing such a yellow world. No. It's all those dandelions. The world is yellow. . When they turn to seed, the world will be white again. God help anyone who is allergic. There have … Continue reading Why?
0745/6th May 2023 In principle, I am not a fan of mist. Even with the advantages of modern technology, I like the pilot of any aeroplane I happen to be on, to be able to see where they are going. Back in the days before all said advantages, mist caused my airline colleagues and I … Continue reading Small delights