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

Category Archives: History

HONEGGER’S “RUGBY”

There must be hundreds, if not thousands of rugby songs – the majority obscene – which are sung après “le crunch” but, until recently, I did not realize that rugby … Continue reading

February 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Slow Train to Frankfurt

If you should ever have to travel by train from Cologne to Frankfurt, there are two choices. There is the super fast ICE train which stops at Bonn-Siegburg and can … Continue reading

February 14, 2018 · 1 Comment

Captivated by Two Mesmerizing Waltzes

Regardless of the times I have heard them, in my eclectic taste of music, I continue to be enthralled by two distinctive classical waltzes, both composed by early 20th-century French … Continue reading

January 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

YouTube’s Answer to Monday Blues

Whatever Monday blues feeling I may have been anticipating has just been banished by listening to the sublime melody of Erik Satie’s composition, Gymnopédie No.1, with grateful thanks to YouTube. … Continue reading

November 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

No Breakfast with Tiffany

I had just seen David Attenborough off at the airport – as one does – and was in a hurry to meet Audrey Hepburn, when I bumped into Fast Eddie. … Continue reading

October 1, 2017 · 14 Comments

Handel’s Water Music – Fake News

It was believed for so many years that the so-called “Water Music” by Handel was composed for the purpose of appeasing the wrath of George 1, King of England, which … Continue reading

September 26, 2017 · 3 Comments

Better Late Than…Better Never Late

A short while ago, I was in a hotel in Montreal and enjoying a relaxed Sunday breakfast. Over the radio broadcast in the restaurant, I heard the presenter warn that … Continue reading

September 18, 2017 · 13 Comments

The Wildcatter Club

Almost half a century ago, forty-seven years to be exact, I became the owner of a bar in Ecuador. Life in South America was a thrilling place to be and … Continue reading

September 10, 2017 · 5 Comments

Wet Mondays – I love’m.

Even before getting out of bed this morning I felt more jaunty than my usual  self. I could not understand why I was feeling so bright and breezy and so … Continue reading

September 4, 2017 · 8 Comments
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