Category Blog

The following list of posts are random items covering various subjects. Some of the posts go back to my very first website.

Thames Barrier Cafe

2 Visits Over 3 Days To A Nuclear Bunker In A Forgotten Zombie Park & 5p Down Monday 16th Jan 2017 To save time and energy, rather than walk, he takes the Docklands Light Railway from Cyprus Station to Canning…

No Food in England

No food in England; no food in Asia; knowing what it is to starve When you have been starving it is something you do not forget. Most people never have this. I could empathise with Oliver: “please sir can I…

Caffeinated in Woolwich

Note: This non-fiction is a response to the non-fiction piece “Lights Out For the Territory” by Iain Sinclair where he follows the same route in the 1980’s. It was also in by book Caffeinated in Woolwich We sit in deep…

Bitten by the Goa bug (1994)

Nothing had quite prepared me for this. The visa office had been a soft introduction to the Indian way, but Bombay international airport was something else. I knew I needed to get to the domestic airport but the map seemed…

In the footsteps of Lawrence of Alexandria

Forget the hippie trail: follow Lawrence Durrell to Alexandria on a literary trail Taking the bus through the dusty yellow landscape of Egypt from Cairo to Alex couldn’t be more, well, Egyptian. You can forget struggling through the desert to…

Neuschwanstein Castle 1992

(2015) I never knew about this castle until 1992, though I had seen it on telly many times without realising. In 1992 I took three weeks or so holiday and headed off around Europe with an Interrail card in my…

Interail Europe 1992

In 1992 I got an Interail ticket from Norwich City (UK) train station a few days later I got on a ferry at Felixstowe bound for Holland and a three week train journey from Amsterdam to Corfu and back again.…

Contiki Coach Tour 1990

This was written in 2008 or so. The trip was in 1990. 3 week holiday travelling around Europe in a bus 18 to 35 year olds. So I had to get from Thetford, Norfolk, UK to Russell Square, London first.…

Where are you from, Justin?

People often ask, where are you from? And I never know what to say. “Long story,” I say. I usually follow that with, “I lived in Thetford in Norfolk (UK) for a number of years.” Being “from” Thetford is sort…

War, what is it good for? Profit!

I’m not a fan of war. They made us believe in it when we were kids. War films, plastic kits of war planes, tanks etc. Biggles Books. Now I am old I know war is a profit machine, it’s also…

Stupid Games

Here is a list of games software that has been significant to me over the years. I did waste a lot of my life playing games. I don’t play them anymore. Arcade Asteroids Apple 2 Chop Lifter Sabotage Wilderness Campain…

Foolish Cars

This is a collection of the interesting(ish) points from what used to be a very popular set of pages on my personal website. The whole turns into a technical non-fiction article. I may add the pictures at some point. It’s…