Category Archives: Britain

2016 -The Year Of Commemoration and Justice

As I get older my existence becomes more hermitic. Although I am in touch with the world, I see nobody but my wife, the lovely Helen, the bane of my life for 43 years. Only when I go for provisions do I realise there are other people living in the neighbourhood. However the internet does tell me that there is… (more…)

Grecian Gropes and Macedonian Meanders- Part 1

It was the 25th September 2015 and I was on another trip following in the footsteps again of the 5th Battalion Connaught Rangers.  Fresh from their annihilation in Gallipoli in August 1915, they were sent to Lemnos, a Greek island in the Aegean, built up to full strength with willing enlistees and sent into another campaign in October 1915.  This… (more…)

The Road To Morocco – My Diary, Part 3

During my third night in Marakech the dogs had been disturbed more than likely by animals but maybe they are just a tad paranoid and after little sleep I arose at 6.30am to blazing sunshine.  It is going to be a scorcher.  The kids must have been given tranquilisers, they are so quiet and unbelievably well behaved.  They sit mesmerised… (more…)

A Victory For Right Over Wrong.

I think it was in 2011 when the now discredited Fine Gael/Labour coalition government of Ireland in trying to raise some much needed capital decided to levy a Household Charge of €100 on all properties in Ireland.  They decided to let the villainous bankers, developers and politicians get off scot free and go for the easy meat, poor Joe Public, … (more…)