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The Savvy Child Within You - Become successful in your life and business using the forgotten childhood wisdom. Why is that when we enter the world of business we lose the inner wisdom of the child within us. The laughter, curiosity, honesty and the willingness to play together. Learn how to find that child and continue always to seek its wisdom and truth so that you can bring the inner child qualities into your personal life and business world.

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A new poetry book composed by Mel Clifford & Emily Elzbeth.
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Changing the Way I Am
Second book of poetry composed by Mel Clifford. Additional poems kindly provided with the permission of the authors. Poems written from four generations of family poets. Kindle eBook on Amazon ONLY

The Adventures of Doc Higgins – The True Story of King Henry VIII
The second book in the series of The Adventures of Doc Higgins and his time travel invention, 'the Higulator'. Have the Craic when Doc meets King Henry VIII with the Manager and sets up the plan for getting his new wife.

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The Adventures of Doc Higgins
The tale of Doc Higgins and his time travel invention. How does the famous Doc plan to bring Alistair back from 1965 to his Nora?

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Poetry Just for You
Selection of Poetry composed by Mel Clifford. Additional poems kindly provided with the permission of the authors.

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February 2024


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Adventures of the Doc – The Cruise Part 2

It's behind You, Oh! no it's Not

The Doc and the Manager were announced as they entered the dining room. Sir Doc and Lady Higgins, shouted the Ship Steward. This way another Steward called, as he lead them towards the Captain’s table. Good evening Sir Doc and may I say how lovely you look Lady Higgins. I am Captain Edward John Smith at your service. The Doc replied with, Doc Joseph Anthony Higgins and my good Lady delighted to be on board Captain.

May I introduce you to your fellow passengers and guests, asked Captain Smith. Mr. Thomas Andrews the designer of this beautiful vessel. As the Captain continued to introduce the other guess, the Doc quietly said under his breath to the Manager, I think I recognise most of these tulips and I wish Nora and Alistair were here to see this all finery.

Well Sir Doc may I ask what business you are in, requested Lord Havenothing. A bit of this and a bit of that, replied Doc but let’s say for the moment I am in the travel business and yourself Lord Havenothing. Stock Market, my good man, my money is in this new exciting business ventures of stocks & shares, he replied. I would suggest that you might think of getting the feck out of all your stocks & shares no later than 1928 and buy some oil fields instead, said Doc.  Oh! surely not Sir Doc, I am well informed that it’s the place to be in stocks and shares, one can’t lose. The Doc gave Lord Havenothing one of his stern looks (as to say you’re a feckin ijet) and in quick response his Lordship said, but I’ll make a good note of the year right now, 1928 you said Sir Doc.

A large cake was carried to the Captains table to celebrate the Manager’s birthday. The entire room joined in the singing and good wishes. The pleasantries continued at the dining table with some light hearted jokes and outbursts of song from Doc, as the evening pasted away. A few remarks were passed amongst the other ladies to try and understand the meaning of some of the unusual phases spoken by the Doc during the evening dinner. Especially the meaning of “making a right bollox of it” or the use of that feckin Gobshit. Language not really heard among ladies, in fact most of the gentlemen did not really understand his terminology.

As the lady guests began to retire from the table for the evening the Doc suggested to the Captain that the gentlemen or lads as Doc put it, might retire to the Bar for- “one for the road”.

To be continued …………

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