I’m off for a bimble & I may be some time…

To begin with, I just loved the adventure of it all.  I had finished my basic training as a soldier in the British Army & just after my 18th birthday, I headed off to join my new unit in Dortmund, West Germany. But sadly, it wasn’t long before I clashed views with the military lifestyle. The problem that I felt was one of being trapped & dare I say it, imprisoned by the very system that I volunteered for. Although this feeling of confinement is not unusual in the military, with many reverting to the time-honoured tradition of dealing with … Continue reading I’m off for a bimble & I may be some time…

Make mine NATO

Tea – the undisputed conversation catalyst of Great Britain & Northern Ireland. For us Brits, there is nothing quite like enjoying a lovely cuppa with friends to promote camaraderie & friendship. It is also just happens to be a great way to start the day. Although it has been around in China for a few thousand years, tea is a relative newbie to this country, being allegedly introduced to British society by Catherine of Braganza, the Portuguese wife of King Charles the Second, circa 1662 something (although I have it on good authority that Samuel Pepys made comment to it … Continue reading Make mine NATO