The Constant Whiff of Sulphur…

New stock…

Wait for it, ‘old yer ‘orses, I haven’t photographed it yet! Patience Glasshopper (sic.), time will tell.

We are now back open as normal, Monday to Friday 11am – 7pm and Saturday 10am until 5pm.

Stop Press: I have just been accused of closing early too often!

Et tu Brute! Put your tea down, switch off the Netflix, and get some sleep. You know who you are…

I am and will be available outside these hours, by appointment; for an extra fee. You can find details of rates on my personal ‘only fans’ website, which has been reconstructed after a hacking incident. Who would do that? You only had to ask, and I would have sent you the videos.

For a small monthly fee, you can see extra content of me modelling my current ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ collection!!!

My handcart has been delivered, it’s a one-way ticket from here on in; make a space in a ditch for me. However, strangely the gutter has always been my preference!

So, onwards and downwards, the path unwinds before me, like a Slinky gathering momentum, gravity pulling me down…

There is a curled, crooked, bony finger beckoning me. The smell of sulphur follows me everywhere I go; and yet I have washed a thousand times since the volcanic, hot springs of Arenal, its pool with a swim-up bar and endless shots of Bailey’s Comets. (Look the recipe up, it’s disgusting).

Perhaps the crack in the earth’s crust which had allowed me to escape, has placed its long fiery arm on my collar, like a dog chained to its house.

My purgatory prorogued, put on the back burner as opposed to ice, or the can kicked down the road. It’s like a recurring dream each time I reach down to pick it up, it rolls away like one of those electric toys you can buy to entertain pets.

That shows you the world we live in today, we can always employ a robot to do our bidding, the tasks we could have done, we hand over to technology.

I watched Blade Runner 2049 again, or should I say I attempted to. On neither occasion was I accompanied by the Birdman, so I can’t even blame him. Perhaps, I could employ a robot to watch the films for me and recommend the ones worth watching. The latest attempt was on a flight to Costa Rica, and rather than put me to sleep, it made me so frustrated it kept me awake, for hours! So, then I confused myself further, by attempting to read the plot summaries.

No amount of alcohol, or pills could take the edge off.

Anyways, I emerged from beneath the Earth’s crust in Arenal, to spend 10 days relaxing in Costa Rica. It was rainy season, no silly comments please, I know my geography, and I am a disciple of Ra. Such is the beauty of the country and people, that I almost forgot about the rain! I won’t bore you with more than one sunset, when you could have a hundred different versions in a single evening.

Now unusual as it is for me to promote anything but, I cannot recommend highly enough. I would go back tomorrow.

Sadly, I can’t because I am off to Ibiza. Yes, the lack of sun took its toll, and I need to catch up with Neil. I have an itch to scratch, bare my chest and face the sun, and for that I have the guys at to thank. The tastiest, and I mean that, prepared and balanced meals, I have tried, in my vain attempts to keep my figure!!!

On this note, many of you ask me for the occasional recommendation. I have saved many of the places I visit on my Google Maps and the lists grow with ideas and help from others. They may be of use or not, but if they can be, drop me a note and I will assist where I can.

Moving forward.

Our 20th Anniversary is the 20th October. Thank you for those of you who have congratulated us on Linkedin.

People ask me how we have survived for nearly 20 years.

Luck I suppose, sleight of hand, a trick of the light, smoke and the mirrors… but most importantly, it wouldn’t have been possible by the huge number of friends who have crossed the threshold, and stayed friends. The first people who ever came through the door now live in Argentina, and I still see them a couple of times a year.

I will write more about this closer to the time, but thank you, one and all.. we’re in for another 10 years.

Sunset – Makanda by the Sea



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