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    What Doesn’t Kill You

    I was having a casual conversation with my youngest daughter who will graduate from university next summer.  Gradually, the chat moved from the casual to the deep as we began contrasting life pressures on her Millennial Generation compared to my…

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    Travel Blog

    Déjà Vu Or What?

    I recently traveled from London to Larnaca with British Airways on a flight scheduled for 11:40. Earlier that morning, I unnecessarily woke up around 3:30; more than 8 hours before take off. Unable to return to sleep, I finally sat…

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    Stories

    Yasmine’s Words 2025

    Yasmine is a clever 10-year old girl who is loved by her family and popular with all her friends. But Yasmine is very sad! Yasmine used to be very happy, very bubbly and very chatty girl; until her problem started

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    Keeping Fit

    Going to the gym for Emma Spencer was a treat as a reward for all the “stuff” she had to deal with day in, day out. Although you wouldn’t think it was such a treat when you see her struggling…

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    Stories

    Dampatch: The Missing Eyepatch

    I wrote this story in the Autumn of 2006 as a Christmas gift to my wife Claire and three daughters Leila, Rosy and Faye.  It was to remind the girls of their innocent and carefree childhood days when we invented…

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    Dampatch: 1 – First Encounter

    You might say it was the perfect British Summer’s Day on the banks of River Usk in Newport.  A perfection spoilt, from her perspective, by the fact that nearly everyone in town felt the same way as she did and…

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    Dampatch: 2 – Walter Patch

    Walter Patch is a genius but no one knows it, least of all, Walter himself. Walter is always thinking of new ideas and inventions but he ignores them for a while until eventually someone else comes along and thinks of…

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    Dampatch: 3 – Second Encounter

    It was a Friday and Riesling took her bacon butty and Turkish Delight lunch pack and walked to the river front. Her usual bench was free and she could easily have sat there and got on with her lunch as…

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