Intrepid Optimist

Intrepid Optimist is the place where I can share my stories; fact, fiction and thoughts from the past and present. It’s Written by myself for people who believe adventure knows no age

Monthly Archives: June, 2017

Better Blended

Just the other day…, I was perched on my favourite bar stool, with nothing particularly in mind, when my attention was caught by the absence of blended Scotch whisky on … Continue reading

June 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

1963: The Year of the Rabbit

Non-fiction In congenial company the other evening I was asked which year in my life had been the most memorable? Without a moment’s hesitation I replied – 1963. Obvious – … Continue reading

June 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

You don’t know a woman until you have a letter from her.

Non-fiction I am presently engrossed in reading The Letters of Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh, by Charlotte Mosley (published in 1997). Their delightful correspondence affirms an enduring friendship between two … Continue reading

June 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Not What He Seemed

Non-fiction Despite my unassuming background and lack of what one would call a good educational background, I’ve rarely feel myself, except for a few occasions, to be lacking in self-esteem. … Continue reading

June 6, 2017 · 2 Comments
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