Living Vicariously As A Peripatetic Shutterbug

{ More musings from the Cantankerous Old Mule }

Category Archives: Humour

Just another typical New Years Eve in la-la-land

What does your New Year’s look like every year? Does it involve wild rooftop partying the night away, or flopping into bed by 9.30pm, too happy that the crappiest year … Continue reading

January 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

Twenty one bizarre French sayings (when translated directly into English)

All languages have their funny little sayings. These are a few of the strange expressions I’ve come across in France (some more common than others). Just imagine any of these … Continue reading

March 16, 2016 · 10 Comments

About capturing those special moments for your favourite social network

I wrote this blog in September 2013, posted it, and then immediately deleted it when one of its protagonists asked me not to make his photo public until after he had … Continue reading

February 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

I put the “watch” in watch out

Earlier this year a bunch of my stuff was stolen from church, including my watch. Yesterday “the boys” gave me a gift of a new watch that they had made … Continue reading

December 15, 2015 · 9 Comments

Diptych: Bachelor number 1

So, I was told the other day by a certain giant teenager who goes by the name of Andrew, that my “diptych” series was “boring.” In order to spice things up … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · 10 Comments

About lost lovers, a Frenchman and a fool …

You know that tree? The one that looks as if it’s upside down, with its roots sticking high into the air? It’s called a baobab and it’s the national tree … Continue reading

October 14, 2015 · 6 Comments

About onions, chillies and a little old lady searching for her underwear *a true story

Most of my work-days here at Kathmandu’s domestic terminal have run pretty smoothly. In two months I helped move thousands of kilograms of food and building materials on little trolleys through the security … Continue reading

September 3, 2015 · 2 Comments

A startling turn of events in a Kathmandu barbershop

Yesterday I decided to take the leap and go to a local barber, which I found just down the road from the hotel. I’ve previously had my hair cut in wild … Continue reading

August 23, 2015 · 9 Comments

And now for something completely unrelated (to my trip to Nepal)

I admit it – the asinine, imbecilic, anencephalic¹ nature of the Internet overcame me some months back, compelling me to sign up for a time-wasting general knowledge app. It was reasonably … Continue reading

August 9, 2015 · 5 Comments