Is Mauritius becoming the dream Welfare State ? In these times it would seem so. The system and the mentality here seems to promote it. Either willingly or not the authorities are offering so many social facilities to people at the lower-end of the income scale. Continue reading
Fifty years ago, along with a bunch of other guys, I had graduated from the Royal Air Force Technical School at Cosford in England. The guys had organised a July reunion in the area and I did not want to miss this once in a life time occasion. Continue reading
Coming from Brussels on Eurostar, I was met by Terry at Ebbsfleet railway station in Kent and we continued by car to Essex. Terry had arranged our accommodation at Elmcroft Guest House near Epping. This was the superb B/B house run by the friendly Des and is ideally located not far from North Weald aerodrome which was the highlight of our reunion. (Click on photos to enlarge). Continue reading
During the week of 7 July 2014 I was visiting Belgium. One of my appointments was to meet-up with a friend and colleague, Dave, from our illustrious past. We both served in the Royal Air Force and worked together in the Middle East (45 years ago) as well as in Belgium (42 years ago). In service life it is not that common that colleagues should be sent to the same place twice. (Click on photos to enlarge). Continue reading
Statistics are useful as they tell a story. This story concerns employment and unemployment in the country. Apart from the human aspects of the situation you can also see how the country has evolved over a period. Continue reading
I have taken a long time before writing my first blog for 2014. I was waiting for some inspiration and took my time to assess the goings-on in Paradise. The verdict is that the year has started badly for Paradise. In the space of 3 months there has been a spate of murders. Continue reading
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,800 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people.