Bus Stop Dave

Is Variety the Spice of Life?

davidayersFor the first time in years I fell about laughing recently in front of the television, watching Michael Crawford having a flying lesson in an episode of Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em. Here was some real humour from a real comic, reminding me of the days of Morecombe and Wise, The Two Ronnies, Only Fools and Horses, Rising Damp, Robin’s Nest, the list goes on and on.

 

See how far we’ve come . . .

davidayersAs we approach another New Year it’s hard not to reflect on the rapid change we’ve seen during the last few years. For example, in our own language we’ve seen new idioms introduced, such as 24/7 meaning at all hours without a break and ‘Yeah right!’ to express disbelief. If a man catches flu it’s now called ‘man’ flu and then there is that idiotic remark ‘No pressure then!’ to indicate that there is in fact a lot of pressure.

 

David Ayres Book Signing

Daves Book SigningFuertenews is delighted to announce that David Ayres (Bus Stop Dave) will be returning to Fuerteventura in January 2015 for a special book signing event of his latest anthology of short stories ‘The Canaries Collection’, published by The Lichfield Press. They are set on the various Canary Islands and range from humorous to quite thought-provoking, having a variety of characters both English and Spanish of every age and walk of life.

 

Outliving the Cockroach

davidayersEvery parent tries to prepare a child for the world that he or she will have to face in adulthood. The problem since the last war has been that change is now so rapid that the world of today is totally different even from that of the Seventies.

I grew up shortly after the Second War and my dad used to say to me, “Never borrow money for any reason”. By the time I was a young man I wouldn’t have had a house or flat, a car or very many clothes if I’d followed his advice. The world had already changed. My generation was brought up to manage a budget, even though we had to borrow, and to ensure that we lived within our means. Sometimes we wanted something very badly but we accepted we simply couldn’t have it.

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