Well before even pre-dawn I finally give up the toss and turn to reluctantly climb out of bed. Not before one last desperate attempt to still the now restless mind by nestling in the sleeping form of the wife for a few minutes. Eyes closed and nourished in her warmth and the familiarity of seven … Continue reading Happiness is …
Drinking in this landscape of salt laden harshness at the edge of the World. Sun a harsh reflector off the hardened ground with red leaved trees and shrubs casting unreasonable shade. Leafy green? Not one. At least the sky is reassuringly blue. Impossible to believe I am finally here after 26 years of visualising it. … Continue reading Unreasonable
Surf was Up ……
The scene was set in “SURFS UP … Again. Prelude to the now just completed trip. Read on. Day 1. Mid October, left town at 6.50am. Clear morning, road winds east through the central mountain chain, to the flat on the other side. Greeted by lush green of mountain jungle with Palm trees finding the … Continue reading Surf was Up ……
Surfs Up! …again!
Early morning fun and shapely Season opener (Oct 2019) I'm excited! Maybe the body isn't. If the excitement becomes satiated the body will be sore. After all it is seven months of enforced absence from the wave above. No Surf for that length of time as zero North East Monsoon winds to bring swell to … Continue reading Surfs Up! …again!
Ping Pong FUN
The word “Fun” instantly brings a change in facial expression. For just three letters many facial muscles get into action, 26 in fact. Is good, is Fun. Fun encompasses so many actions and inactions. Verbal sparring trying to out fun each other. The fun of a live classic comedian such as Billy Connolly, leaves the … Continue reading Ping Pong FUN
BOSS, the Long Read
Introduction Originally out as 3 instalments Boss 1, Boss 2 Boss 3. Boss is a name that runs the complete gamut of emotions from dread to ultimate happiness. There is inherent power in being a Boss. It can be used and abused or for the benefit of all. The following details some of many Boss … Continue reading BOSS, the Long Read
BOSS 1 started with Boss-World, where everyone is Boss. It finished with start of career Boss that you never will forget Boss (for better or worse). BOSS 2 continued in the "or worse" mode and transitioned to "for better" mode. Almost 40 years of working and that pretty much sums it up. A roller coaster … Continue reading BOSS 3
Boss roll call continues. This time? Read on ....... 2. Arrogant Boss Some would say that there is no difference between the Sadistic boss and this. I disagree. This variety maintains an aloofness which is clearly demonstrated by the closed door. It is never open unless being used for that purpose of human movement. Loves … Continue reading BOSS 2.
Introduction The following three part series is a potted history of my BOSS existence over the years. Seven base types are described that have been observed (in detail) over the years. It has been a roughly 50:50 experience of being the Boss and having a Boss. Some Bosses do stand out from the Pack. Some … Continue reading BOSS
Early Morning East Coast Peninsular Malaysia late October 2021 (Pic: C. Round) Tail end of the first week in March 2022, and coming home from two days of surfing . Reflect on what was Forecast and quality of Surf available. A measure of disappointment dominated this reflection. There had been consistent forecast of waves being … Continue reading Surf’s uP!