"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Posts tagged “Goodbyes

A Time For Farewells

Saying goodbye to family or friends is always a little difficult.
Saying goodbye to my first grandchild, knowing I’m unlikely to see him again for at least a year, is even more¬†poignant.

Nine thousand miles can seem an awfully long way…



Picture of me with my grandson taken by my daughter-in-law

Sunset Sailings


Farewell To A Queen


I watch and wait.

Watching as the sun slips down

Past the fishing nets

Into gently lapping golden waves.

Waiting for a queen of royal lineage.


The crowd quietens,

Then breaks into cheers.

She has appeared.

The Queen sails majestically out of harbour,

Into sunset.

And with her,

My friends…



Photographs taken as my friends left Fort Cochin on the Queen Elizabeth yesterday and sailed off into the Arabian Sea.