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Stranded On The Strand Via The Old Kent Road.

    A wonderful party party for a wonderful lady has brought The Lola Boys’ over to England. After all we do need to work occasionally – Tina Turner wigs aren’t cheap – that’s just the act! It is always a pleasure to return to the old country. The home of Shakespeare, Churchill, Lord Nelson and, of course Katie Price! Nothing much seems to alter.  We still have the marvellously crowded public transport, the charming climate and, of course, the not so cheap fags – obviously I don’t mean the […]

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Rainy Days And Thursdays ….

Ironically,  the rain in Spain  has not mostly stayed on the famous plain since our return from the rainforest! Here on the Costa Del Sol when it rains, it does just that –  and only that – for days at a time. Sometimes the interminable downpours seem bearable only because one knows for sure the surging heat is bound to return – like a wasp to it’s nest – and in the midst of the formidable midsummer, when the sting of this season burns most apparent – these watery April […]

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Carry On Blogging !

Originally posted on THE LOLA BOYS ABROAD !:
I intended to stop blogging it up when I signed off on ‘The Lola Boys Out East’.  At  the end of our recent Oriental adventure I was clear it was time to hang up the lap-top – the story had come to a natural conclusion.   However, I have since changed my mind – or should I say, had it changed for me. I was flattered when my writer’s ego was massaged by several readers of the previous blog  who let me know, in…

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Carry On Blogging !

I intended to stop blogging it up when I signed off on ‘The Lola Boys Out East’.  At  the end of our recent Oriental adventure I was clear it was time to hang up the lap-top – the story had come to a natural conclusion.   However, I have since changed my mind – or should I say, had it changed for me. I was flattered when my writer’s ego was massaged by several readers of the previous blog  who let me know, in person, and electronically, that they would miss news […]

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Lola’s Blog. Stardate – 11/3/15 – The Final One Tear!

And finally …….. The East, the final frontier. These were the voyages of the The Lola Boys’ Enterprise. Our three month mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new guest houses, to boldly go where no poof has gone before. Captain’s blog – Stardate 11/3/15 – The final one tear….. At times we could have done with ‘Lieutenant Uhura’. After all, she was always William Shatner’s right hand in times of need! But we have coped,  without her and any of the other crew on ‘Kirk’s’ ship – we have done it alone. Or should I say – together. We have reached the end of our adventure and are on the home straight, or rather, strait, as we are making our way via Singapore and the ‘Straits Of Malacca’. I cannot help but shed a tear. Although we are both looking forward to returning to normal ( if that’s the right word!) life – I know we shall both mourn our wonderful walkabout.  It has become almost like a friend. The only certainty we have had for the past three months has been the necessity to move on – to journey forward. And so we have. ‘Homo’s Odyssey!’  Although I doubt whether Odysseus laughed quite as much on his famous exploration. We’ve encountered beauty, drama, kindness, cruelty and everything in between. Not to mention a few bouts of diarrhoea, vomiting and man flu along the […]

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It’s A Goddamn Jungle Out There!

I’ve known for years that it’s a jungle out there, but here, it really is! In Borneo we have encountered more wildlife than in Duquesa Port on a Friday night. Admittedly, far less dangerous! Our morning meeting with a group of Orangutans was the undoubted highlight. We had been advised by our guide to refrain from using flash photography and to be very quiet so as not to offend, in any way, this rather, theatrical primate household. He also informed us that, ‘Ritchie’, the head honcho of this particular group, had been known to attack visitors – ingesting, at least, three human fingers in recent memory! So what happens, as the gargantuan fellow ambles majestically into view? FLASH. CLICK. PUSH. SHOVE. LAUGH. SCREAM. SURGE ! It’s a times like these, I am quite certain, the most daft family in the order of primates must be the homo sapien! Ignorant, or just plain ‘mutton Jeff’, the small crowd of assembled spectators took absolutely no notice of our trusty guides’ advice. No. Instead – these wannabe ‘Attenboroughs’. Packing more sensitivity in their obscenely, pornographic cameras – clamoured and clashed for the perfect pitch. It was akin to the opening of The ‘Harrod’s’ Sale – only with no bargain to be snatched! I, by this point, had left the melee. I was sure ‘Ritchie’ had shot me a look, not dissimilar to one I had once received, from a swarthy, bent copper – […]

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The Not So Secret Sanctuary – In Borneo…..

I, inadvertently, made a reservation for two nights at a nudist guest house called ‘The Secret Sanctuary – perhaps that was the secret! After a well needed sleep and a morning tour around the grounds, we found ourselves enchanted and have decided to throw our caution and attire to the wind and extend here ….. By that, I mean our stay! Cyril, the creator of this fascinating abode, takes great pride in ensuring each of his guests is treated like a friend. That is, if one is allowed through the […]

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