I live in the New Forest area of England surrounded by fabulous countryside and coast. As well as getting inspiration there I am lucky enough to be able to travel in the UK to interesting places and meet interesting people, mostly.
Vodka and Red Bull before 0930
I was too early to check in at the Travelodge this morning but that didn't stop me from trying. Even after exercising my undying boyish charm and modesty at the reception desk I still could not get a room until mid-day. So, nothing else to do apart from heading to Bardo's Lounge on The Colonnade for breakfast.
Omar's Diary for May 22
We have a Banksy Here in the UK we have an artist named "Banksy". If you are not familiar with his work it appears on blank walls around the country as if by magic overnight. No one has ever seen him, or indeed it could be her, work yet some of the images are very complex and defy the realms of what would be accepted as "normal" for the painting of murals. Some of Banksy's work has added a great deal of value to properties they appear on. Not that we are even thinking of having Omar Towers valued for sale.
Sorting out Sinatra for Ray
Ray had recently had a tooth extracted and during the following days he noticed the wound was not healing as he was bleeding. It got so bad that he had to be admitted to hospital. Before his wife, Jean, took him to hospital she asked if I would mind running their pub and staying overnight in case they got stuck there.
Omar's Diary for April 2022
Man Servant's Birthday This was celebrated with a quiet day. After all, to express it in colloquial terms, he is "knocking on a bit" at 68. I do share his birthday but I am pleased to say that I do not match his years. In fact I don't know anyone who does in our immediate social circle.
Omar's Diary for March 2022
A new itinerant servant Our regular itinerant Lady Servant has not been available as much as usual during March. So, without any consultation or involvement in the selection procedure my Servants have engaged an itinerant Male Servant. Mitzi likes him very much and always makes a big fuss of him when he comes to Omar Towers to do his duties. As I have already said, I was not involved in his selection so I will remain a little reserved about this change. I am sure he is extremely nice and caring otherwise my Servants would not have engaged him.
For Sale - 1960's Oldsmobile
Backstory laden with optimism and altruism - fictional of course "The Man From U.N.C.L.E" was a TV series that aired 105 episodes between 1964 and 1968. It successfully slip streamed in the wake of the block buster success of the early Bond movies; Dr No 1962 and From Russia With Love 1963.
I was travelling by myself along a motorway one early spring morning. The roof was down and I could feel the air buffeting me. Sometimes it was cold. Other times ,when it held the heat of the sun, it was soft and warm. Despite the surrounding noise of the traffic I could still hear some birds singing and music from the radio. It was the early morning show on Radio Three from the BBC playing an eclectic mix of music. Around eight thirty there was always a break from the mainstream classics of Beethoven, Mozart, Handel and the like. There would be "classics" within their own genre be it pop, rock, folk or my favourite; Jazz.
Yah Boo sucks to the walking group Part II of III
As luck would have it near where we parked the car in the centre of Lyndhurst was a book fair taking place in the community hall. We were determined to enjoy our day. This was going to be in spite of our earlier rejection from the group walk and here, just a few steps from the car, was the start of the path to that enjoyment.