A bath of beer and a failed hospital visit before Dick Turpin rides in. Twice. Barca Day 4

Today I went to hospital. Now anyone who knows me won’t be surprised at this as it’s usually not will I or won’t I get ill on holiday but which day will I get ill. Surprisingly, that day was not today so it will have to be tomorrow as we are off back to Blighty […]

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Barcelona Day 3-A cutthroat waiter and clothes-lining Catalonians

I’m actually getting to like Barcelona, despite a waiter threatening to slit my throat today. Two days without anyone attempting to pickpocket me can do that to a man. Today began with a trek to a mountain top via two tube lines, a bus and a funicular railway. There was an expensive tram av...

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Wonderful gaudy Gaudi and a coke in the bollocks (bar)

In a strange turn of events, no-one tried to pickpocket me today and, yes, we are still in Barcelona! After yesterday’s events I’ve been more than vigilant and Claire has put a padlock on the zip on her backpack. Thankfully though today has been crime free but I shall remain cautious&...

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Barcelona Day One-Pickpockets, muggers and the comatose crew.

Barcelona. Not at all impressed so far you city of crime you. Before I’d even reached our hotel someone tried to pickpocket me. Not a good start. Luckily I wear combat trousers and my wallet was in the lower pocket but that was the pocket someone was tugging at as I was walking up an [&hell...

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Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium

By wadeygc / November 10, 2014 / Claire Blogs 2, Claire's Blogs / No Comments

I knew we’d arrived at Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium before I’d spotted the sign, because of the people outside looking in through the windows and cooing over the indifferent sleeping cats. My step-daughter, Lia, had told me about the Cat Café phenomena after she visited a few in Seoul, Korea and I t...

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By Glyn Wade / November 4, 2014 / Glyn's Blogs, Glyn's Creative Writing, Glyn's Rants / No Comments

Three Is the magic number? Or so sang De La Soul. Good and bad things come in threes, the rule of thirds in photography, the rule of three in writing etc etc and, erm, etc I suppose. The number 3 seems to pervade in a number of suspicions and designs for life possibly more so […]

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Bully For You

By Glyn Wade / October 30, 2014 / Glyn's Blogs, Glyn's Creative Writing, Glyn's Rants / No Comments

It isn’t much fun at school really. Kids are vile and, if there isn’t actually anything about you to be ridiculed, you can be sure someone will invent something. Unless you’re at the top of the fighting league and no-one dares take the mick….at least not to your face. If you wear glasses yo...

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Psychic Powers

By Glyn Wade / October 24, 2014 / Glyn's Blogs, Glyn's Creative Writing, Glyn's Rants / No Comments

When I drive I am constantly expected to use my psychic powers. And my powers of self-control. For now thought let’s just look at my psychic powers….I’m sure the excessive need for self-control will pop up again soon…. So….I’m driving…..I approach a roundabout and a car is...

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Rik Mayall

By Glyn Wade / October 21, 2014 / Glyn's Blogs, Glyn's Creative Writing, Glyn's Rants / No Comments

  I think it was Kevin Turvey first. Later it was the Dangerous Brothers, The Comic Strip Presents, then the Young Ones….a side order of Filthy, Rich and Catflap…..and then Bottom. There were more, not least The New Statesman, but it was the anarchic side of Rik Mayall that entic...

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Candy Cat – aka Bandy

By wadeygc / October 13, 2014 / Claire Blogs 2, Claire's Blogs / No Comments

The first time I saw you, it was brief and you were hiding under a table. You were a rescue cat, re-homed with my ex-boyfriend’s mum and very scared of people, so you ran and hid. I’d been super-excited to meet you because I didn’t have a cat of my own and I missed that. […]

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