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Archive for May, 2014

No One Talks!

By The poet’s pen - Friday, May 30, 2014

Imagine a Sunday in an English pub: some eating, some texting… no talking! This scene merits a sonnet!   T  h  e      ’G  r  o  u  s  e… Read more…

Going Up!

By The poet’s pen - Wednesday, May 28, 2014

I was very impressed with the League Two play-off between Fleetwood Town and Burton Albion. Are you watching Roy Hodgson? We start, however, with “real fans” in a Hastings’ pub!… Read more…

Week Fifty-Nine!

By The poet’s pen - Sunday, May 25, 2014

Yes, it is 59 weeks since we left Cyprus’ shores. I am still missing my friends and walks! My talk yesterday with a Scottish friend, a Happy Wanderer, brought memories… Read more…

We Used To Park Here!

By The poet’s pen - Thursday, May 22, 2014

The saga of Hastings continues. We used to park in front of our flat…. but now?   B.      A  n  d      Q.      R  e… Read more…

A Northern Wind… Heading For Salamiou?

By The poet’s pen - Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Happy Wanderers were in Salamiou yesterday. Happy memories flood back again, as a Scottish friend celebrates his youth!   “S a l a m i o u,    … Read more…

Irritations Fly Away!

By The poet’s pen - Tuesday, May 20, 2014

I arrived to play for my Old Folks yesterday to find that Dear June had died at the weekend. I have played the first movement of Beethoven’s “Moonlight” sonata for… Read more…

“Mayor Making”

By The poet’s pen - Thursday, May 15, 2014

A friend is now mayor of Blackpool. She is Blackpool’s first citizen. We were there to witness Val’s special day last Monday: 12.05.2014. The day began in the Boston Hotel… Read more…

Regaining Some Optimism!

By The poet’s pen - Wednesday, May 14, 2014

We have just stayed at a friend’s house in Thornton-Cleveleys, where the ghost of the wicked was detected! Is the weather improving in Cyprus?   N  o      M… Read more…

Heading North!

By The poet’s pen - Friday, May 9, 2014

Cyprus does not have awful motorways full of selfish drivers, splashing rain all over our Citroen C1! “Help!”     S t i l l      S e e… Read more…

“Warum Ein Reifen?”

By The poet’s pen - Tuesday, May 6, 2014

“Paradise within reach?” I escape to Nepal to prevent “suffocation by litter”! I meet a street cleaner every week, and he is struggling to keep the Hastings’ streets litter free!… Read more…

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