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

People Who Have More Birthdays Live Longer

I am not sure what old age is anymore. I thought I was old at forty, then again at fifty and et al until I recently reached this, my eighty-third … Continue reading

March 9, 2019 · 2 Comments

Good Moods Don’t Last

How fresh and sparkling everything looked.  Even the staff were friendlier than normal and the customers politer.  He skipped the diet shelves. It was marvellous just to be browsing through … Continue reading

March 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Turning Down Offers

In life, you sometimes miss out on golden opportunities, but I do not believe you should spend time looking back and regretting. When I think of missed chances, I prefer … Continue reading

March 4, 2019 · 2 Comments

Some Thoughts on Growing Old – and Careful

This morning; once again, I became aware, while attempting to shave with my mobile telephone, that I have passed, by modern reckoning, my shelf life. However, I hasten to assure … Continue reading

January 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

New Roads – Old Ruts.

Have you ever wondered, perhaps while sitting in a ten-mile traffic-jam on the M1 or some other English motorway, how your ancestors would have travelled from one location to another … Continue reading

January 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

The End of the Belly Laugh

I am just recovering from a near heart attack, brought on by my howling with laughter at one of  Scottish comedian, BillyConnelly’s more ribald jokes. When I eventually calmed down, … Continue reading

December 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Never Look Back and Regret. Look Back and Smile

As my old mate, Sid used to say, “You’d after be gormless not to know the difference between a glass of Bowjolly and one of them fancy Portugese, Mattu’s”. Sid’s … Continue reading

October 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Some Things are Never Forgotten

No doubt, you all have your best meal stories to share, so I should feel no reluctance in passing on, possibly repeating, because best meal stories bear repetition. The unsurpassed … Continue reading

August 17, 2018 · 1 Comment

No Experience Necessary – Those were the Days

Occasionally – usually while sitting at a bar, I will be asked by those younger by several generations than myself, what I studied to become a  journalist; a title I … Continue reading

July 11, 2018 · Leave a comment
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