Finding Diamonds

It is not every day that one finds diamonds. But it is not every day that we lose them either! But when one does find a diamond it brings unsurpassable pleasure… That has just been our experience this week! The latest chapter in our ‘diamond saga’...
Walking the Cotswold Way

Walking the Cotswold Way

Adventures continue. Three weeks ago it was Phnom Penh, two weeks ago it was Manila, but now is the time for a bit of local exploring. It was our anniversary yesterday and Hennie and I went for a walk in the nearby countryside. The Cotswold hills pass close to where...

Bowling to Brag About…

Men sometimes get into a bragging mode when they get together. And when that happens it is always good to have something up one’s sleeve to brag about… Here is one of my sporting brags… With the London 2012 Olympics still very much talked about the...

Overwhelmed by Love

I am not easily moved to tears but there have been occasions when that has happened – almost inexplicably. It was the morning of the day I was due to leave Manila to go back to UK. My purpose was to find a house for our family. It was in April 1991. The evening...

Inspired!

It was not an ordinary holiday. In fact I had never done a holiday on my own before. This time it was not by choice, but because there was no one else to go on holiday with at the time. I was still single and was living in Laos. January was the time for my annual...

Something happened

I had been attending a residential conference in Surrey and towards the end of the week we had a night off. One of the trainers who knew the area well had arranged for us to have a night out at the theatre – the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford. A production...