Twixt Here'nThere

A spasmodic, serendipitous, journal to show what's happening or not in England, Spain, Portugal and wherever else perchance to roam. Travel, languages, sailing, religion, sex and politics, living abroad, the Pacific Ocean including Easter Island. News from: 'Navasola', in the hills of Aracena at Fuenteheridos; Cabanas de Tavira in Portugal; the cool cool banks of the muddy Humber; and from Pedro (Coelho), Max (Happydays), Tigger, Georgina (my Georgi girl) and Theo and friends in the Great Wen.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Not much visited just now as most effort has been put into the Humber Yawl Club website and blog and an experimental Navasola blog at, with some editing of the HYC official site.

Interesting to see that Blogger now offers Arabic, Persian and Hebrew - when I've not long finished reading Salam Pax - the Baghdad blog - the book (about 5 years too late!). An interesting experience when combined with reading Brian Keenan's 'An Evil Cradling' just afterwards. (Recent illness with a nasty and lingering cough has led to rather more reading than usual so I've also read Paulo Coelho's 'Veronica Decides to Die' and Matt Lowe's 'The Family Friend' and dipped into Horace Dobbs' (North Ferriby at International Dolphin Watch) 'Journey into Dolphin Dreamtime'.)

Curiously, all five books deal with sex or masturbation at some point (at least, I think that's what Brian Keenan is obliquely referring to in contrast with Paulo Coelho's celebration). And what a contrast between Coelho's open spirituality (and sexuality?) and 'Islamic Jihad' or the Taliban. (Hear Coelho speaking at the Dubai International Film festival 2008 on his blog yesterday). (Now, where would that put me in the search results? Yesterday, two clicks took me from feminine lubrication to The Living Rainforest in Berkshire!).

I'll maybe pass by later and add some Amazon or better links to the books above.
Meanwhile, visit the Navasola website for updates there.