21st December – winter solstice (posted on 261216)
We’re the exact opposite of basking lizards – my daughter Emily and me.
The cold blooded lizard suns itself on a rock, to warm itself, then scurries off to go about its daily business of catching flies. Continue reading “Fight the good fight”
20th December (posted 25th December-Christmas Day)
My mates took me out for a beer recently. Michael, Paul and Paul.
It was my first, post diagnosis excursion and they vowed to cheer me up.
In fact Michael dubbed all of us, ‘the prostate posse.’ Continue reading “A ship of fools”
24th December (Christmas Eve)
We could barely keep our eyes open and it was only 9.30 pm.
Mind you we had been up virtually all night the night before- travelling to our holiday. Lucky us again! Continue reading “A toast to health, happiness and absent friends”
19th December (what? I wrote 3 posts the same day-I’ve got time on my hands!)
Pope Francis is the head of the Catholic Church. I always thought that the pomp and ceremony that goes with this role was distinctly un-Christian. Continue reading “A blessing from the Pope”
19th December (again)
When I started to write this blog- two, long months ago, there were suggested phrases for the ‘about me’ page. One read ‘Hi I’m Miguel- I like pina-coladas and dancing in the rain.’ I thought about keeping it for mine- just for a laugh.
Continue reading “Nutty as a Christmas fruitcake”
19th December (again)
‘She looks lovely in all of it’
‘Why doesn’t any of it look good on me?’ my wife, and other ladies of a certain age remarked, at the one-woman fashion show that takes place every day at the Torviscus Playa. A very shapely and attractive Tenerifian woman; ochre, unblemished skin. Jet black hair. Continue reading “The height of fashion”
A great host had assembled at the arena- to take part in the 9th annual games. Two dusty tracks, side by side, next to the Archery field.
I’m not describing the Circus Maximus, but the entertainment area at the Torviscus Playa, Costa Adeje. Continue reading “Let the games begin”
17th December again. (What?- I’ve got some time on my hands!)
Creative writing Ch1.v2
About twenty minutes before landing, the flight crew whipped around with the trolley one last time. I had a tea. Continue reading “Cleanliness is next to Godliness (and drive safely kids!)”
Sarah’s latest bodily repairs have disqualified her from coming on holiday-this time!
So Sarah, lie back on your chair, close your eyes and let us bring you with us, in heart and mind. Continue reading “Creative Writing Ch.1v1 (over milk wood)”
The militias are only 300 metres away. “It’s the last days” said the teacher from Aleppo on the news last night, in a homemade video message. Continue reading “A Christmas message”