Category: Life

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Digging Deep

Firstly, I must again express my gratitude for your messages of sympathy and support. I know that my writing is often self-centred and negative. That people like you continue to take the time to read it...

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No Choice?

Firstly my deepest gratitude goes to those of you that left messages and condolences after my last blog post. It means a lot to me. I hope you’ll forgive me for not replying to each of...

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Enjoy Yourself

It’s New Years Eve 6:30am. I’m writing this sitting on a sofa, in a lounge, in a centrally heated house, in the UK. Twenty hours ago I had no thought that I’d be here. Yesterday morning...

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Two Questions

What now? That’s the first question (The second comes right at the bottom of this post) What now is a question we ask ourselves a lot isn’t it? Usually it’s asked when a succession of bad...

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Waypoints

Waypoint One Tomorrow I will have been on this planet for 21,910 days. I was born on Wednesday February 27th 1957 into a world very different from the one we live in today. Harold MacMillan was...

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Zen & The Art Of Boat Building

As I ease into the second of the fifteen months I’ve set aside for ‘work’ I’m entering a dip. You know what I’m talking about right? You’ve had them too. One of my ‘mentors’ Seth Godin...

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Floating In Time

e’re floating in time and history here on the Rio Guadiana. 3000 years of history and time. Phoenicians from the Eastern Mediterranean sailed up here 1000 years before Christ. Romans, Visigoths and Moors have lived, worked...

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What’s The Point?

That’s the question that’s been running through my head for the past week now. What’s the point of cruising on a sailboat? Does there even need to be one? I blame the Guadiana. It’s this place...

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Feliz Ano Novo

Happy New Year everyone, eyes down for a brand new year of fun and foolishness. Gail and I had a quiet celebration of what, for us, has been an incredible 2015. We walked down to the...

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No More Crusades

oday I was going to write another ‘normal’ blog post. I’d have talked about the weather, I’d have talked about Portugal, I’d probably have whinged about something…. again. But today it’s becoming apparent that France is...