Wednesday, 20 April 2011

What I did on my holidays, by Tom Stephenson, aged 60.

I'm back, and I have brought a lot of material with me. I have smuggler's tales to tell, and I hope to do a job worthy of Russell Thorndyke.


Here's H.I. standing in front of one of the very few rounded stones of West Cornwall - more about this later.


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19 comments:

  1. An English, Panama hat and an American pair of RayBan sunglasses - the best in the world. What a combination.

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  2. its nice to have you ( and the waspish tongue) back

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  3. My husband, who reads your blog {he does not comment on mine either} just asked where you have been. How slowly you have revealed yourself. Great picture of you.

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  4. It's nice to be back, John - thanks. I have just been enjoying your beer-bottle rendition.

    St. Ives, Olive's husband. I usually reveal myself a little quicker than this, but it gets struck off by small-minded people pressing the "report abuse" button. All will be revealed.

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  5. Oh my! I am enthralled. I want to go down to the sea again......

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  6. Correction, I must go down to the sea again......

    I used to know this poem by heart, but age does tatter the memory.

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  7. Does it end in ..."I left my shoes and socks there - I wonder if they're dry", Starting?

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  8. Welcome home. I've missed you.

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  9. My favourite Milligan.....

    Wecome back Tom. In my new little pic I'm also wearing RayBans. (see left)

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  10. That's WELCOME, but without the L.

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  11. I've missed you too, Judith.

    Yes, we all come back in the end Cro. Your RayBans look like 'Wayfarers' like mine - the favourite shades for the older gentleman, it seems. I hate those wrap-around things that make one look like an obese insect. In our youth, I think the RayBans everyone went for were the original WW2 Aviators - they now sell for an absolute fortune as collector's items. I have my father's WW2 RAF sunglasses from when he was in Bomber Command.

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  12. So you're back. It's not like I've missed you. Or anything.

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  13. Take my handkerchief, Iris - there there, I'm back now. Hush. (inappropriate fumbling going on under summer frock...)

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  14. (fumbling hastily terminated, then he understands that the objection is just for show, so carries on with undignified gusto, until receiving a hard swipe round the chops)

    OW! WHY DID YOU DO THAT????

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  15. Forget the hat and specs, Tom, I hope that you didn't just fiddle about on the shoreline but got into that irresistible water!

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  16. Ooh, and welcome home. It's seemed rather quiet without you.

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  17. Only just found your comments, Cher - no I didn't - too cold and I can't swim.

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