Category Archives: Experiencia

My First Gig

Despite the advancing years, my memory remains excellently “fit-for-purpose”, as any number of public figures currently seem unable to avoid saying. The purpose being… to rewrite my past in a way which fits my current needs. Prompted by Bruce Lawson’s … Continue reading

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Only pop music can save us now!

I'm about to take a bold (or desperate) step and start my own business. All I have to do now is a Christiano Ronaldo-like side step (or three) and produce an explosive burst of pace to get past the lumbering … Continue reading

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Having been "memed" by Bruce I had to look up what this was. According to the International Roiter Doister himself, it's "just geekspeak for 'Chain Letter' " – so your average load of old bollocks then. Here's his. But since, … Continue reading

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Thick Parent

Schools are much more scary now than they used to be. My son Jake has just started secondary school here in Braine l’Alleud in provincial Belgium. This is always a big transition but I have been amazed at how much … Continue reading

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Return of the Photo-Crashers

Those Japanese tourist’s thirst for revenge knows no bounds. Not content with turning up in the most serene republic, now they’re all over my snaps of the French alps. Having taken 2 days of fairly relaxed driving down the Paris-Rhine-Rhone … Continue reading

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Les Grandes Vacances

We’re off on a summer holiday for the next few weeks, so nothing much is gonna happen here. Being really hard up (or tight-fisted – take your choice) I shopped around for a cheap summer break and discovered a fantastic … Continue reading

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Walking in the Wind

There is no more pathetic sight than a paunchy, balding and mediocre actor putting on white face paint and doing those Marcel Marceau clichés like walking in the wind or the glass box. So please take your seats for Friday … Continue reading

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Brown Bottle on Tour

To celebrate my 38th and Steve's 31st birthday, we took a trip to see Brazil v Japan in the Confederations Cup in Germany. The match was excellent. Goals by latest Brazilian wonderboy Robinho and the sparkling Ronaldinho, and a spectacular … Continue reading

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Battlefield Re-enactment “Quite Good” Shock

I’d normally assume that battlefield re-enactments are rather naff and amateurish. But this week’s re-run of the battle at Plancenoit (part of the main Waterloo battle) proved me wrong. Plancenoit is about 3 miles east of the main battlefield site … Continue reading

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Re-enactment In Pictures

The Dutch arrive And the kilted ones Prussian rifle company Scots in battle prepare to raise kilts The French attack Prussian reserves to the rescue

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