Diwali

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Hello from the Isle of Wight. Recent publicity about Diwali has reminded me of my own experience of the Hindu festival of light. In October 1989 my wife and I took a two-and-a-half-week holiday in India. It was quite a culture shock – not the kind of holiday to choose if you are looking for […]

Dancing with Spies

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Hello from the Isle of Wight where the cold weather has hit us for the first time. I´m not complaining. We´ve had some beautiful sparkling days after the early morning fog has lifted. Personally I like the “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”, although I appreciate it can be a problem for those wishing to […]

The Story of Sheba

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Hello from the Isle of Wight. This week I thought, as an amusing side story, I would tell you my memories of Sheba the goat. Some time in the mid 1970´s we moved to a house with a huge walled back garden of over an acre. The place had been half-forgotten for many years and […]

Free e-book “The Property People – Volume 1.”

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Hello! Winter seems to be approaching fast to the Isle of Wight. I am not complaining. After spending fifteen years in Spain, you´ll be amused to hear how much more refreshing it is for a writer to be living in Southern England, where you can wrap up warm at nights, and put on two sweaters […]

Work on “The Property People – Volume 3.”

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Hello from the Isle of Wight. I knew the pandemic would return. When most of the ferries had stopped running, except for freight and essential travel, the island was almost free of infection. But as soon as they started again and hordes of holiday-makers, denied their trips to Benidorm and Ibiza, descended upon us, it […]