Friday, 24 January 2014

Free! Download Dicing with Diamonds.

To celebrate completing my memoir, The Great Lottery Pay-off, you're invited to grab a FREE copy of Dicing with Diamonds HERE.

Monday, 20 January 2014

Pensioner reveals secrets from the past

Recently a few people asked how I came to be still living life on the edge at sixty-nine. In response, I've added an answer HERE.

Monday, 13 January 2014

The Millionaire Monk

Due to a family connection, I was introduced to a senior Buddhist monk, the abbot of a famous sacred sanctuary in Thailand. Totally against the ethical and moral principles of Buddhism, he gambled on the lottery and became a millionaire. The attitude and behaviour of that monk resulted in my life being changed dramatically. There was no financial gain for me whatsoever; instead I found myself having to negotiate around additional obstacles he'd created. Frequently lyrics from a much loved song drifted through my thoughts, To dream the impossible dream.

Monday, 30 December 2013

Monty Python still looking on the bright side of life

Eric Idle, of Monty Python fame, penned lyrics that ring true in my life.
 
Life at sixty hurled me into a labyrinth of intriguing encounters and beguiling twists of fate, an enlightening adventure into far flung corners of the world. Decades of upheaval and disillusionment finally compelled me to seek a more enticing way of life. Daunting and sometimes virtually impossible challenges were eventually overcome. I remained passionately determined to pursue my new found dream. With no way back, the probability of dreams turning into nightmares mattered little. It wasn't about winning or losing, it was about always seeing the funny side of each and every predicament which unfailingly led me to never give up.
 
Watch out for The Great Lottery Pay-off early in 2014.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Wanted. Second minor wife.

Many men deserted their wives after becoming fathers. Sometimes financial pressure prompted the decision, but often they just fancied fresh lovers who hadn't had children. The practice of having a Mia Noi, a Little Wife, was tolerated in the kingdom. Often seen as a status symbol, the additional ladies were popularly referred to as second minor wives. Women were literally left holding the baby, despite a child support law.

Read more excerpts from The Great Lottery Pay-off here.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Mother Christmas in white garter and red stilettos

Christmas day in a popular restaurant included roast turkey and all the trimmings. Later, we popped into a live music venue to find dozens of male tourists, wearing Santa hats, enthusiastically adding rude words to well known Christmas carols. Bar girls in red velvet mini-dresses, white garters and red stiletto-heeled shoes danced around playfully.

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Oldest male stripper in town

The reason they kept pictures of my work colleague became apparent when Malee returned with a fistful of snaps. She spread them on a table in front of our group.
Oh my God! Never.” I shook my head in disbelief. Images of the ageing Rob wearing only a shiny red posing pouch instantly prompted mirth. “Look at that . . . what a sight! What was he doing half way up that pillar?”
Trying to use it as a go-go pole. He very drunk,” Malee chuckled. “He say he dance for ladies in England.”
At his age? What a horrible thought. He's older than me.”
 Another clip from The Great Lottery-pay-off.