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https://www.simon-royle.com/blog the blog of author Simon Royle Fri, 04 Mar 2016 04:01:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.1 Seriously? https://www.simon-royle.com/blog/seriously/ https://www.simon-royle.com/blog/seriously/#respond Fri, 04 Mar 2016 03:59:04 +0000 https://www.simon-royle.com/blog/?p=732 Deprecated: Non-static method PageLinesTemplate::page_type_breaker() should not be called statically in /home/customer/www/simon-royle.com/public_html/blog/wp-content/themes/pagelines/includes/library.options.php on line 119

Thinking back, I first became aware of American Presidents, somewhat ironically as we moved from New Jersey to England, specifically, Northern England, when I was eleven and a half years of age. Nixon [...]

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The Perfect Bloody Mary https://www.simon-royle.com/blog/the-perfect-bloody-mary/ https://www.simon-royle.com/blog/the-perfect-bloody-mary/#respond Sat, 26 Sep 2015 10:36:00 +0000 https://www.simon-royle.com/blog/?p=716 Just in case you thought I was dead or disappeared… The Perfect Bloody Mary Recipe 45 ml Stolichnaya 1 Can V8 juice 10 ml of fresh lime [...]

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Rumors of Chance’s Death are unfounded…. https://www.simon-royle.com/blog/rumors-of-chances-death-are-unfounded/ https://www.simon-royle.com/blog/rumors-of-chances-death-are-unfounded/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:40:18 +0000 https://www.simon-royle.com/blog/?p=695 Inspired by (yet) another email blaming me for killing off Chance so early in the series; I thought I’d clarify matters for you all. I thought the clue was fairly blatant, but obviously [...]

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Neslon Mandela – A True Hero of Our Time https://www.simon-royle.com/blog/neslon-mandela-a-true-hero-of-our-time/ Fri, 06 Dec 2013 04:25:30 +0000 https://www.simon-royle.com/blog/?p=660 “We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.” Nelson Mandela When I was a young boy we lived in Cape Town. Often [...]

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Happy Birthday to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej https://www.simon-royle.com/blog/happy-birthday-to-his-majesty-king-bhumibol-adulyadej/ Thu, 05 Dec 2013 02:26:31 +0000 https://www.simon-royle.com/blog/?p=656 On the special occasion of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej 86th birthday. This evening we will light a candle for you, We will kneel and pray for your continued good health, [...]

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Corruption in Thailand https://www.simon-royle.com/blog/corruption-in-thailand/ Wed, 04 Dec 2013 07:50:53 +0000 https://www.simon-royle.com/blog/?p=650 How Corruption Works There are many types of corruption; I will focus on corruption in business. Again, there are many ways to line one’s own pocket illegally especially if you are in a [...]

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The Real Reason for the Revolt https://www.simon-royle.com/blog/the-real-reason-for-the-revolt/ https://www.simon-royle.com/blog/the-real-reason-for-the-revolt/#comments Mon, 02 Dec 2013 10:37:32 +0000 https://www.simon-royle.com/blog/?p=640

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Thailand 2 – The Real Solution https://www.simon-royle.com/blog/thailand-2-the-real-solution/ Mon, 02 Dec 2013 05:40:34 +0000 https://www.simon-royle.com/blog/?p=636 There seems no way out of the impasse. I have a solution; it’s a bit harsh but it would work if we were determined enough to create a beautiful future for [...]

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Finally! UN Patent awarded https://www.simon-royle.com/blog/finally-un-patent-awarded/ https://www.simon-royle.com/blog/finally-un-patent-awarded/#comments Sun, 07 Jul 2013 08:05:58 +0000 https://www.simon-royle.com/blog/?p=584 Finally, after many years of waiting, I’ve been awarded the patent I’ve been working on in various forms since I was 11 years old.

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Of False Starts And Biting The Bullet https://www.simon-royle.com/blog/of-false-starts-and-biting-the-bullet/ Sat, 29 Jun 2013 03:57:09 +0000 https://www.simon-royle.com/blog/?p=576   I was off and running, and then, sitting on my balcony smoking a Marlboro red and sipping on a snifter of Hennessy V.S.O.P., I heard the second blast of the [...]

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