Author Archives: Joe

There but for fortune …

With ‘Boat People’ in the news again … here is an account of an ‘event’ from the mid 80’s… After any war the majority of the victims are always civilians, the homeless, the refugees, the orphans, and the widows … … Continue reading

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Free Download Ebook and PDF format

Intros and selected chapter from four of the ‘From Jarrow to …’ series.   ‘Travel/Humour/Reality’ No charges, no fees, nothing to join, just a straightforward download. Would appreciate any feedback. https://www.dropbox.com/l/DXgsDyoBp1212r9depEBMn  

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Massive Promo

Amazon links Java – Working, living, laughing … and surviving Indonesia. FREE Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JL4AJM0 Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/dp/149592517X Jebel Ali – Reviews of the best hotels in the Middle East to be ejected from. 99c Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JLG2FZM Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1495473201 Jurong – Cultural, … Continue reading

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Football’s coming home … well the England Team are anyway

Well that’s England out of the World Cup along with the so-called second class footballing nations? … Well I think we know who has joined that group now. Two ex British colonies who don’t even call it ‘Football’ showed England … Continue reading

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Father’s Day – one year on

Updated … to my Son. Every day is Fathers Day I must be one of the luckiest Dads on Earth, I lost the use of my legs and in return found my son. Like millions of other parents I had … Continue reading

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World Cup …. again!

I’ve seen and listened to World Cups in many far flung, exotic and unusual places. 1966 I sat in a hedge near Coldstream, Scotland in the pouring rain listening to a crackly broadcast on a cheap tranny radio as Bobby … Continue reading

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Every day is Fathers Day

I must be one of the luckiest Dads on Earth, I lost the use of my legs and in return found my son. Like millions of other parents I had been through the whole scenario several times, trying to balance … Continue reading

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Crash helmets…..are for what ?

  Crash helmets are mandatory by law unless of course you are wearing Islamic headgear, or have just had your hair done, or think it looks cooler with your crash hat hooked on your handlebars or better still worn tilted … Continue reading

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Speedometers are for wimps…….often dead wimps

Motorcycles are the transport of choice if not necessity for the masses of Indonesia, mostly the step-through models ranging from 50 to 125cc, easy to purchase, cheap to run and a source of transport for the whole family, household appliances, … Continue reading

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What is a wartel

  Wartel (war-tell) : Similar in construction to Warungs but with totally enclosed telephone booths along the walls. These are designed for use by Munchkins. The curly wire between the handset and the unit will be severely knotted, it takes … Continue reading

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