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Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

14/11/2019 · 2 min read · ~10 · 8
To Lifestyle and 6 more
That's Smart

That's Smart

The writing thingie came back to hunt me again the last few days but purposely I thought I (and most probably you too) would welcome a step away from the human psyche and its exploration. While I am not ready to write about the seven best ways about...

Neil Smith

Neil Smith

30/4/2020 · 1 min read · ~10 · 2
To beBee in English and 6 more
Angela.

Angela.

  She was gorgeous. More vibrant, more alive than any woman known or dreamed about since long before I settled for marriage. She talked brightly and I listened whilst lying in the hostel bunk. Half-dressed yet wholly entranced. That evening we...

Neil Smith

Neil Smith

10/5/2020 · 6 min read · ~10 · 2
To beBee in English and 5 more
A good night’s sleep part three. Sleeping mats and camp beds.

A good night’s sleep part three. Sleeping mats and camp beds.

  No matter how amazing and warm and fluffy your sleeping bag may be, if you are lying directly on the ground, then you will be cold, uncomfortable and sleepless. The surface under your bag should provide insulation from the cold and cushioning to...

Neil Smith

Neil Smith

12/5/2020 · 2 min read · ~10 · 3
To beBee in English and 6 more
Mack.

Mack.

  The door clattered open which caused the flabby guy behind it to jump up off his chair, fumble for balance and fall back onto his substantial arse. Mack strode in and glanced around. “You’re supposed to be on lookout. Where’s your...

Neil Smith

Neil Smith

10/12/2018 · 7 min read · ~10 · 2
To Sport and Fitness and 6 more
Greenland 1993. Part one.

Greenland 1993. Part one.

I wasn't always an outdoor store salesperson. Once upon a time I was an unemployed ski instructor who would have loved an outdoor store job. This is the story of how I spent the time after being educated and before I settled down to the joy of work,...

Neil Smith

Neil Smith

5/7/2018 · 5 min read · ~10 · 3
To beBee in English and 7 more
Lazy. Greedy. Stupid.

Lazy. Greedy. Stupid.

This is a post which has its roots many, many years ago in an observation I made one day at work during a managers meeting in an anonymous retail establishment. We were discussing a series of problematic incidents which had all, inevitably...

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