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Month: December 2011

Message from a Hostel – Back to the Future 3

I will just set the time back to December 2011 and get back home, thought Alistair.  The fecking buttons won’t work on this flux whatever Doc Higgins called it.  How the heck am I going to get back to 2011, wondered Alistair. Doc Higgins is back in his den examining the drawings of his invention the flux capacitor. What the hell do I do now it took me a year to make this time box and I don’t even know where or what year Alistair went to, I am the master of my own disaster, stated Doc. I have it Alistair, shouted out loud, I’ll find  Doc Higgins here in 1965 and get him to fix this blasted flux time thing.  Alistair remembered that the Doc had told him that he was from Ireland, some town called Navan.  There can’t be that many Doc Higgins living in Ireland Alistair thought to himself.  Alistair headed off in search of a phone box to call the Doc in Ireland. Hello is this the Higgins house hold, asked Alistair. Yes it is replied a man with a little squeaky voice,Michael D here and you are you.  My name is Alistair I looking for the Doc Higgins is he there.  Oh that’s the other side of the family and we don’t have much to do with that lot, said the squeaky little voice.  Can you help me make contact with the Doc Higgins? asked Alistair. What do you want that good for nothing long haired lad for replied the voice on the other end of the phone. Well you see the Doc has invented a time machine and I need to talk to him about it, replied Alistair.  Loud laughter came from the other end of the phone, invented a time machine that fellow well that’s the best I have heard all year laughed Michael D.  The last I heard from that side of the family was, that lankie fecker was gone out foreign.  Do you happen to know where out foreign he may have gone, asked Alistair. Somewhere in England or Sweden I think, up to no good I would say, invented something well that’s a good one Michael D continued to laugh as he hung up the line. England thought Alistair that’s great as I am in London. Now where would I start looking for the Doc in England?  I’ll try the Irish singing Bars thought Alistair. Meanwhile back in 2011 Nora call over to see the Doc. Doc have you found my Alistair yet, asked Nora.  Well you see Nora it’s not as easy as it seems Alistair could be anywhere and in any time zone I just have to work out where replied the Doc.  Do you think you might be able  work out where he is before the bloody rent is due, asked Nora.

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On Sale Now – Poetry Just for You

   Poetry Just for You Many thanks to all of you who have already purchased a copy of my new book. Purchase your Printed or eBook Copy – Today There is a crack, a crack, in everything. That’s how the light gets in – Leonard Cohen  

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Message from a Hostel back to the Future 2

Hi Nora, I just called over to say that Alistair might be gone for a while till I can figure things out. What do you mean Doc? Well Nora the last I saw of Alistair was he was peddling like hell down Knox Mountain on my bicycle.   Nora there was this great flash and a puff of smoke and wush Alistair vanished into another time zone.  Have you been at the red wine again Doc Higgins? asks Nora.  No Nora, you see Alistair was helping me with my new time machine and he just took off down the hill screaming and shouting and pushing all the button on the fecking flux capacitor. What the feck is a flux capacitor Doc not another one of your hair brain ideas. Nora it is a time device and if you set the buttons to a specific time, location and reach a speed of 88km you will take off to that new time zone. So where the feck did Alistair get to Doc? Well you see Nora I don’t really know as he was screaming and pushing the buttons so fast he could be anywhere at any time zone. Well you better find him Doc and tell him his dinner will be on the table in 20 minutes. Alistair wakes up on the ground a bite dazed and unsure. Oh! my fecking head and arm hurts, said Alistair. Doc Higgins bike is knackered, what the hell is he going to do once he gets down here to me.  The old fart will be mad after he runs down the mountain and sees his new bike all busted up.  Wait a minute says Alistair, this does not look like the bottom of Knox Mountain. Where the hell am I ? he asks himself.  Alistair remembers about the flux capacitor a,  Oh! feck it says 1965 and I am in London. What is Nora going say when I get back, Oh! wait sure Nora is not even born yet.  Where am I going to find the Doc to get me out of here and back to the future?

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Message from a Hostel – Back to the Future 1

Nora I am just off to see Doc Higgins, he wants me to help him try out some new invention he has developed. What invention Alistair? I’m not too sure Nora, see you later and I will let you know after I help the Doc. Hey Doc how is it going? Hi Alistair, look at my flux capacitor. This is going to be very exciting. What does it do Doc?. Well Alistair this is what I call “the business” ,this little box will take you anywhere in time.  Like a time machine, Doc? Got it in one Alistair… got it in one my friend.  You see Alistair I will attach this to my bicycle and race downhill and once I reach 88Km per hour ……WOW I take off into time. Alistair, help me push the bike up Knox mountain and we will test this little baby out.  Doc, how do you set the future or past time?  Just right here Alistair…. see these numbers on the flux capacitor you set the time date and location. Don’t touch them yet I will only set them for 5 minutes until we experience what happens.  What about all these weights you have hanging off the bike Doc?. Well you see Alistair as you start going down the mountain they make it go faster.  The weights makes it quite difficult to hold the bike from running away on you down the hill Doc. Doc Higgins and Alistair push the bicycle up to the very top of Knox Mountain. Ok Alistair now hold tight onto the bicycle until I fix my Speedos I don’t want to saw the ballox off myself peddling down the hill. I’ll just sit on the bike Doc to stop it from moving.  Hey Doc the bike is slipping the weights are dragging me down the hill, Alistair hold on. I can’t Doc its running down the hill. Don’t let go Alistair, I’m trying not to Doc. Alistair don’t fecking touch the buttons on the flux capacitor. These buttons Doc, oh no they started changing, shouted Alistair.  Alistair is frantically pushing the buttons to get them to stop changing. As he is picking up speed, oh no it’s at 80Km and getting faster Doc. Hold on Alistair. It’s at 88Km Doc aaaaah! With a flash of lighting and smoke Alistair vanished. Oh Ballox how am I going to explain this to Nora, said Doc Higgins.

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Poetry Just for You

  Don’t miss your opportunity to get your copy of Poetry Just for You Purchase your Printed or eBook Copy – Today There is a crack, a crack, in everything. That’s how the light gets in – Leonard Cohen Let the light in for YOU Watch out for more Alistair & Nora on its way soon

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On Sale Now – Poetry Just for You

I am delighted to be able to launch a special selection of poems and beautiful photographs. Purchase your Printed or eBook Copy – Today There is a crack, a crack, in everything. That’s how the light gets in – Leonard Cohen This book of poems is letting the light in

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When You Think it’s all There Think Again

It has taken me three months longer to finally sign off and publish  “Poetry Just for You” I am delighted to announce it will be launched on Tuesday 13th December 2011 on line and in print.  The truth is always to continue to believe. Thank you all for waiting.

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Message from a Hostel – It’s Really Slippy Out There

Alistair how to they stand up out there on the ice it looks really dangerous and slippy?.  Nora it’s an ice hockey game and they are all good skaters, look they can go backwards and sideways. How many are on each team Alistair?  Only five Nora. Well you could have fooled me Alistair there looks like fifty of them on the pitch, they all keep jumping over that little wall down there. Alistair look there is a big guy selling teddy bears, hey mister have you any bears left? . Nora that’s the team mascot, he is dress up like that to get the fans shouting. He’s not doing a good job Alistair maybe you could have a go, like singing come on you boys in blue. Alistair why did the referee say that bloke over there in the little box on his own was going to the toilet on the ice. No Nora, what he said was a 2 minute penalty for slashing on the ice. Same thing Alistair. Next time we come here Nora we must bring a flag like Davy Keogh says Hello. You will be coming here on your own Alistair good try, Nora say bye bye.

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