• Vagisil – Feminine Itching

    By on August 26, 2011
    I have to blog one off. I don’t have the time to do this really as I am up to my neck in work and the deadline is looming; plus them at the MOB are doing my head in, apparently The Godfather is not happy. But the days of the RAJ are dead – viva la liberation… Anyhoo – in […]
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  • Bramble and Apple Crumble

    By on August 22, 2011
    The kiddiestinkers are pining for daddy. I know this because they refuse to sleep alone. It’s very tiring but I am used to having children that don’t sleep. To be honest I don’t sleep much myself. Today was Sunday, and the sun was shining, and so, I wanted to do something homemaking, and comforting for them. Something to ground them, […]
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  • Cream Crackered

    By on August 20, 2011
    If I was Hagar, and I’m not, but as a professional ghost-writer I can pretend I am. I know him so well – reading between the lines in his correspondence, I would say he is beginning to feel weary. In his voice, but my words re-constructed from what I know based on past experiences as well – life in Afghanistan […]
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  • Eerie Silence

    By on August 16, 2011
    I don’t think that our worlds could be further apart right now. Hagar is hot, dusty in the darkness of battle and I am just about keeping my head above water in the wetness of summer. I feel like a hamster in a wheel. I am clinging onto control in a tug of war between chaos and order. Two weeks […]
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  • Blackout

    By on August 7, 2011
    ‘Their deaths are a reminder of the extraordinary sacrifices made by the men and women of our military and their families, including all who have served in Afghanistan’, President Barack Obama said. ‘We will draw inspiration from their lives, and continue the work of securing our country and standing up for the values that they embodied.’ RIP 38 lives lost […]
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  • The Truth Is We Can’t Handle The Truth

    By on July 22, 2011
    Do we want the truth or do we like to wrap ourselves up in someone else’s fantasy life? The grip of the news hacking story is dying down now and Cameron is hanging on by his finger tips. ‘I did not have any inappropriate conversations’ he declared to parliament. Cleverly put. What he is really saying: ‘I did have some […]
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  • Op Minimise

    By on July 18, 2011
    All quiet on the Western Front. Hagar’s epistles are sparse and in-frequent. Hagar writes: “Just a quick note to say if it ever goes quiet from my end, it is usually because we have to minimise (ie stop) any e-mails or phone calls from here as a result of a death. As you will have seen on the news today […]
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  • Hagar’s Day Is The Night Shift

    By on July 13, 2011
    My day: I often work nights when on det, it’s the safest time of day out here. The dark is my friend so I embrace it and hopefully it will look after me. On nights, I get up around 4:30pm, its still hot outside, low 40s Celcius, you can feel the heat even from inside our 2 man air conditioned […]
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  • Home and Away

    By on July 10, 2011
    In Crapistan – news from the frontline: Hagar writes; “So, finally back off to war. It’s a strange feeling leaving home, kind of bittersweet; the excitement of heading back to a conflict zone, versus the pain of leaving those you love. Its hardest as you get on the bus from camp to the departure airhead. Everyone sits in silence after […]
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  • Hagar Goes To Afghanistan

    By on July 2, 2011
    Has Hagar gone? Hasn’t he? Fuzzy Duck? Does he? Ducky Fuzz? Maybe he has. Maybe he hasn’t. The exact timings don’t matter. What matters is how we all feel. How does he feel? How do I feel? How do the kids feel? I thought you might want to hear it from the horse’s mouth. From Hagar himself. I can’t really […]
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