…oh, United Kingdom… how will I recognise yeez when I arrive next month? a rose between yer teeth?

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…mem’ries are great illusionists… the older yeez get, the more edited become yer recollections of places and people from ‘way back… no more so when an expatriate’s lot has taken over the major part of yer life… this ol’ Jurassic left the UK in 1980 to go ply my Financial Master of the Universe skills abroad, firstly in pre-Chinese-owned Hong Kong, then variously in Singapore, Hong Kong (again), Sydney, Hong Kong (one more time ) and the Philippines, over a twenty-five year stretch… no time off for bad behaviour, of which, I can assure yeez, there was plenty… thereafter followed a move to the Middle East, which has been my locus for the past twelve years… periodic trips back to Britain, usually to check that rain still exists on the planet and to give the plastic currency a chance to shine in new exotic spending locations became less and less frequent… the lure to return waned over the years, as the creeping decades were accompanied with other changes, societal in nature, in the island of my birth,… and changes, I must say, that appalled me then and continue to cause me to shake my head… the explosive-growth onset of a hard drug industry on the streets and in the school yards… the parallel rise in ‘serious’ crime, and the proliferation of weapons, both guns and knives in an ‘anything goes’ thug attitude… of course, not all is lost… good people still abound… and these are the magnets which will continue to see me drag my butt onto westbound aeroplanes… fr’instance I have a planned schedule early in November during which I intend to have at least coffee and blether with kindred spirits, writing or otherwise, in London and in Glasgow

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…some pals from the web have already indicated their lunacy by agreeing to come along… if any of yeez good Lads and Lassies of Blog Land feel inclined to join me and these other fine souls, please clear yer calendars for LONDON- Tuesday November 3rd, late morning through the balance of the day (venue to be decided), and GLASGOW -Wednesday November 4th, afternoon around 2pm to 6pm at the Millennium Hotel near Queen Street Station… if yeez are interested to join in, please email me on seumasgallacher@yahoo.com with yer intentions, and let me have a mobile phone contact number for yeez as well… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!

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12 responses to “…oh, United Kingdom… how will I recognise yeez when I arrive next month? a rose between yer teeth?

  1. Have a great trip, Seumas. I haven’t been back to the U.S. since 2007. 🙂

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  2. I’d love to meet you. I wonder if I’d manage to make it to London or Glasgow on those dates…

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  3. I’ll check with my boss… he might find it in his heart to let his Mum off for the afternoon…. 😉

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  4. Rosa Ave Fénix

    I like so much te way you explain your last years around many places (I love Orient), and the way you tell about your country, the rain -yes it`s still there- and the rest about Scotland and England… you know my dear, you’re a very good writer!!!! I’d luv… to go with you… good time’d be sure!!!! you sound so talkative!. Regards from other ol’jurasic!!!!!!!

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  5. Exciting times. Have wonderful visits. Can’t wait to hear about them. 🙂

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