2020

There we were, not by choice but by order of the Governor and enforced by the occupation army. It seemed a lifetime ago that Israel was a free nation, then suddenly in marched the Romans and took over without a bye your leave or excuse...

     The windscreen wipers were going flat out but still losing ground against the lashing storm, the lightning was almost continuous illuminating the inside of the car and reflecting off the chrome plated crucifix that dangled from the rear view mirror. The roar of thunder...

The residents of ‘Elderado Crescent’ were all early risers, not through choice but because of the cockerel at number two. It started crowing every morning at about five o’clock even though it was still dark.      Number two was the one property that let down the...

Have you ever wondered what Bank Robbers do when they get old? I used to drink with an old scouser called Dave who purported to be a ‘scally’ bank robber in his younger days in the 1950’s.         Liverpool in those days after the war was...

Every morning at the crack of dawn a hooded figure used to walk around the crescent and again at nightfall. He had a dog with him a serious and vicious looking dog like Bill Sykes ’Bullseye in the film Oliver. He moved very stealthily and controlled...

This is the true account of the loss of a ship on her maiden voyage. Built in Kockums Varv AB shipyard in Sweden in 1979, the MS Zenobia was the first of three ‘Challenger’ class roll on-roll off ferries, which means that the lorries drove on...

I was very proud and pleased to be elected as the Grand Poobah of the Ancient and Loyal Order of Wildebeast. It was 1962 and the lodge was in its first year.         When the portrait was proposed, I felt very humble and exalted at the...

The planes come right over our garden those directly above are going to Larnaka, whereas those in front and over the sea are for Paphos. Each plane is carrying over two hundred passengers, assuming at least half of them are tourists, that’s one hundred people...

Hampton in the vale was a picture postcard village with a stream running down the main street. It was part of the estate of the Laversham family, Henry Laversham and his son William lived in the big house at the head of the valley. Henry...

      Tom was a regular in the Sherbourne Arms, he was ninety five years old and had seen several Landlords come and go in the last thirty years. He was an ex Sergeant Major in the Royal Gloucester Regiment, and had served in the First...