Posted in February, 2017

February 13th, 2017

The Conundrum – to Victor the spoils

Victor was a heavily set young man in his early 30s. His tousled blonde hair was longer than suited him, as the current fashion dictated, and fell into his frowning face to be wiped away by a grumpy hand every couple of minutes. His clothing was too tight for a man whose tailor should be […]

February 11th, 2017

The Conundrum – a Mortal Sin

Anyone who has made the short but eventful journey with me so far could rightly ask -“So what?” “What does any of this have to do with anything?”. Well, dear reader, the answer is this. I had been poorly paid but well looked after to spend my time with people far more important than me […]

February 5th, 2017

The conundrum- the first of four princesses continued

I met her by chance in a very fashionable clothing store where I was wasting time while my friends worked. Some might not be surprised to hear this. For me it was a cataclysmic shock. I tried on some trousers. A gentle young shop assistant looked with pity at my choice and hurried away to […]

February 2nd, 2017

The Conundrum – the first of four princesses…

Southern Africa – mid 1980s When I touched down in Africa I was acting in the capacity of an amateur. Some might say a dilettante, others a hopeless and hopeful romantic. I prefer ‘amateur.’ The father of one of a string of women I ought to have married (had I wished to avoid the life […]