Tag Archives: San Francisco

The World Is Too Old For Us To Talk About It With Our New Words

Deep blue skies that even Dali would marvel at. Azure ocean water breaking against rocks as old as time itself. The surf roaring in like a proud lion before shushing itself back out again so the next roar somehow sounds … Continue reading

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Exercising My Right Not To Wear Some Flowers In My Hair

There’s nothing quite like having to go to an American medical clinic to make an Englishman appreciate the NHS. The staff were excellent and the doctor very calming and knowledgeable but the handing over of large sums of cash for … Continue reading

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Haight Speech

California. So good they named it California, San Francisco. So good that nobody calls it Frisco. I’m here. My battered old body is rather unreliable and wobbly but I got here. Well, you know, this is where the plane was … Continue reading

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Written In The Sky

(Words put together about four hours out from San Francisco yesterday afternoon) I must admit I never imagined I’d become comfortable enough with being on aeroplanes to reach a level of irritation with my fellow passengers that cannot simply be … Continue reading

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Travelling Man (Again)

I’m sitting in the special assistance lounge and it is a little over three hours before departure. I’ve already had one full blown panic attack this morning when I was struggling to move around through pain and breathlessness at breakfast. … Continue reading

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All The Leaves Are Brown

Packing a suitcase is exciting and therapeutic. Unless you’re packing it with custard, then it’s just weird. Unpacking a suitcase can be a little saddening so it’s fine to leave that chore until seven or eight months after you return … Continue reading

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People In Motion

People travel for many reasons. Chickens cross the road to find out why people keep making jokes about them. Sir Edmund Hillary went to the Himalayas because they were there. Dora the explorer’s reasons seem self-explanatory. Over the last couple … Continue reading

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