Finton apparently was no longer completing the key transactions which also involve a deposit for the precious thing.
JUST JOKING, LOOKING BACK TO WHAT I WAS DOING THIS TIME LAST YEAR!
OR SURVIVING ENTERING BEJING, CHINA BY TRAIN AND THE MORNING AFTER THE NIGHT BEFORE.
Anything I can’t squidge mercilessly, carry sea urchins in and use as a “safe” (Money and camera and any valuables wrapped in it and covered in a hole with sand)
OR HOW TO APPROACH THE DREADED GYM.
I’m going to say this once and once only. You have to be fit for travel at any age but it’s VITAL as you get older. I sin in many ways, and love it, I do, but on returning to London I get back in the gym and always find it easier than I thought and the buzz after doing exercise is euphoric. It removes the winter blues even when you walk back home after in the pouring rain. It makes you feel, erm, smug and self-righteous. Nothing wrong with that old birds, nothing. I intend to do this till I’m at least 80!
Or infinity pools in heaven.
Alert: this was posted ages ago but now fits in sequentially and bears a second look at. I am updating it as I was in a rush before and this place would go on my top 10 list of places to go in the world!
OR AN EVACUATION IN SOHO FOR A 1000 LB NAZI BOMB FOUND UNDERNEATH A BUILDING SITE.
Alert and update: they have found more bomb fragments and are trying to evacuate our building. People are now very doubtful, have nowhere to go and so refusing. It’s sort of wartime mentality gone a bit mad. I’ll keep you posted
No more pyramids for you guys today, we have an old artefact from WW2, a 1000 lb bomb for your delectation. This is rushed so bear with me.
Be brave. People of our age have had a rougher ride in many ways but maybe have been told they can’t travel all over ALONE. Well that’t a load of old rubbish. Writing about things applies too. Be brave.
OR HOW I CHOSE TO HAVE NEEDLES STUCK IN MY BODY RATHER THAN EAT DUCK AND WATCH DRAGONS DANCING.
OR HOW I STAGGERED ON FOR ANOTHER INSANE MONTH ON A BROKEN FOOT AND MASHED ANKLE.
ALERT: there is a lot of shouty sweary bits in this post so not for people who disapprove of foul language and indeed a potty mouth to end all potty mouths.
After that my “list” becomes more difficult to read so do please add to it when you get there or anyone else who has been there. I would love to hear fishy anecdotes or add to the list . I had after all drunk a lot of coconut rum after the trip!