Author Archives: Jude

About Jude

Hello Visitors I'm Jude, and I have a profusion of interests and a passion for motorcycling. I lean towards Buddhism and love silence. I hope you may enjoy some of my musings and meanderings, and if so I'd love to hear your comments.

A Bit of Chapter Twelve

 1973 – Heading for Kaslo B.C. In April 1973 another new epoch of my life was starting. I had reunited with my family in England for three weeks, caught up with friends, satisfied myself that home was still the same, … Continue reading

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Parlez-vous le français ?

When I wrote the memoir it concluded at our arrival in our house in France in 2004. A lot of water has passed under the bridge since then, including my attempt to learn the language! Upping sticks and dashing off … Continue reading

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A Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing

I thought it might be fun to expand on certain parts of my story, which at the time would have made things too lengthy. The police force was a brief, but particularly memorable interval, in my life which put me … Continue reading

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A Bit of Chapter Ten

1971 Heading West On the afternoon of May 1st 1971 Ray and I drove into the Circle M. We had sold everything, terminated the let on the flat and said goodbye to friends, work colleagues and the city of Toronto. … Continue reading

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Bike Test Day

I looked nervously at my examiner who was unsmiling. Not a vestige. He simply said a formal ‘Good Morning’ and remained utterly po-faced while gazing at me intently with small piercing eyes: intelligent and calculating – cold. He was bordering … Continue reading

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The Start of it All

Chapter I 2004 ‘Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.’ –Ovid Thursday January 15th The phone rang. It was Jeanne’s but she was away … Continue reading

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1970

That Saturday was the start of a new chapter. Ray and his friends at the Circle ‘M’ welcomed me into their life; into a world that I felt warmed by. Ken was delighted to get some extra help and we … Continue reading

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