My head is awash with thoughts and ideas -partly due to the fact that I’ve only had about 6 hours sleep in the last 48 hours, but partly due to being back in the mad melting pot of Dubai. The journey from hell actually turned out to be not so bad – as in nothing … Continue reading Dubai and beyond
Culture lag — already!
I'm in London - always stressful at the best of times I find - but I have (almost) finally got my Afghan visa. Today I trekked from the farthest reaches of the Northern Line to the grand residences of South Kensington and the Afghan embassy. It may be one of the most prestigious areas of one … Continue reading Culture lag — already!
Appetite for literature
The creative zone chez Paul - where no one can hear you scream... It's a funny old thing, but when you are convinced you've always wanted to do something, and then you actually get to do it, sometimes the experience may not be quite what you expected. I hate that phrase - 'Be careful what … Continue reading Appetite for literature
A new beginning
As the excellent political analyst Alan In Belfast asks, http://alaninbelfast.blogspot.co.uk/ - does the world really need another blog? The answer to that is that it most definitely does need one like his, but it probably doesn't need one like this quite so much! However, that's not going to stop me I'm afraid! Having spent the last twenty years … Continue reading A new beginning