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

Is That a Fact?

Recently I found myself wondering how many of the latest,  based on the truth  films watched, really are true to their original story? This year alone there have already been a … Continue reading

August 30, 2017 · 3 Comments

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet

I received a bit of flack recently for addressing my good friend as Taff. Apparently this is now very non-PC. But Taff does come from Wales and is proud to … Continue reading

August 29, 2017 · 8 Comments

Shaken, Stirred or Whatever Takes Your Fancy

Cocktails are by no means a new way of selling us attractively decorated drinks in bars. They have been around since the early eighteen hundreds and I doubt there is … Continue reading

August 28, 2017 · 3 Comments

“Books and friends should be few but good.”

In many German towns  you can find stands, old cabinets and even the occasional discarded  red English, telephone box stuffed with second hand books. Anyone can take a book and … Continue reading

August 26, 2017 · 2 Comments

The Taste of Memories

  Ernest Hemingway, in the Green Hills of Africa recalls how beer played a part in his adventurous life and in the book he briefly reminisces about his beer drinking … Continue reading

August 25, 2017 · 3 Comments

Home Comforts

Written for Friday Fictioneers – 100 word promt “Really Ellie.” Grumbled Elmer, struggling in the confined space to take off his boots.  ”This isn’t camping.” “Well, I think it’s wonderful.” … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 · 17 Comments

Room at the Top Table

I am assuming that most of you, like myself, would like to join the ranks of  nobility. I long to be an aristocrat and I am not ashamed of the … Continue reading

August 22, 2017 · 13 Comments

Not Your Average Burger

A few years back I was on a short assignment in the Bahamas. I was fortunate to be accompanied around Nassau by an earthily, handsome Bahamian detective by the enchanting … Continue reading

August 21, 2017 · 8 Comments

Service – The Perfect Waiter

World wide, turn on any TV channel these days and I guarantee you will see one or another of your favourite TV chefs in ego action, preaching, teaching, advising and … Continue reading

August 20, 2017 · 2 Comments

Let me Die a Young Man’s Death

Somewhere around 300 BC, the Greek philosopher, Epicuros  wrote that, “The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.” He believed that individuals can live in … Continue reading

August 18, 2017 · Leave a comment
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