The Rules to Play Nice

Write as though this is a one on one conversation – just you and me over your favourite drink or meal.

Take the time and length you need to tell your story. So it can be as long or as short as you need it to be. 

This is not a competition or contest to test your writing skills, yikes I’m not a writer and I am writing. So welcome, I’m really looking forward to what you have to say and finding out more about you.

Remember what your mum taught you. “If you can’t say anything nice, then don’t say it”  If your experience means telling the your truth that’s important but a blog has a big audience (hopefully) so be respectful. 

If you want to attach external links these will be moderated first ( for obvious reasons) However this is a site where links to your site and details are most welcome. You just have to ask first.

You may have questions you would like to answer that aren’t on offer. Knock Yourself Out! (Or in plain English) – write the questions and answer away. Who knows your questions may become standard for all

By answering questions you are agreeing to share with the big wide world. So if you want to keep your answers a secret that fine, I’m able to keep a secret. Send in your response still but tell me that you DON”T want them published! Otherwise by returning your responses you are agreeing to all the copyright things lawyers like to talk about!

This is about sharing as much as possible to as many as possible – so Thank YOU !

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  1. the Miss

    Hi George,

    I am so pleased you like the site. I get a huge kick out of hearing back from the void. I wont go so far as inspired lets go with words like opinionated and enjoy the process.

    Being a Scot, negative, cynical and an all round miserable bastard sounds like you are perfect to give the world the middle finger and set sail or racing with a red machine at the very least.

    Thanks again for comment, it’s made my day.

    the Miss
    PS the site is only a baby and we don’t have the boat yet so amazed anyone is connected at all.

  2. the Miss

    Hi Elaine,

    Welcome aboard Team Miss its great to have you our team!

  3. Keith L

    Hello to The Miss and the Captain. This is not so much a comment as it is a friendly warning to prepare oneself for the inevitable.
    I know from my discussions with the Miss that you are committed to this wondrous journey of adventure but I must relate to you a land lubber’s view of a similar adventure, all be it on dry land, by a friend of mine.
    My long-standing Miss and myself frequently enjoyed visiting Queensland and eating on the banks of the River at Tweed heads where we were often joined by very interesting people travelling around Australia. We concluded, with a degree of pride, we looked interesting enough to be thus engaged in conversation by practically every passer-by.
    That was until, a friend of mine and his wife did the Winnebago thing around Australia. When I asked him how he enjoyed his travels he confessed that his biggest concern was that the only person he could talk to was sitting in the seat next to him and they had nothing more to say to each other. He confessed to being extremely joyful when he saw some poor unfortunate person broken down on the highway so he could use that for an excuse to stop and talk to another human being.
    I then realised that we weren’t terribly interesting people after all we were just the unfortunate other humans they happen to see on the side of the road with whom they could converse to relieve the board of the other person sitting at the other end of the seat.
    Now, stuck out in the middle of the ocean with no one likely to have broken down on the side of the road or be dining at some fresh fish joint, how are you going to cope with that situation? Prepare thyselves for the conversational wilderness which is much larger than the land we live in.
    Bon voyage and enjoy the solitude.

  4. the Miss

    Hi Keith

    Thanks so much for sharing your cautionary tale.

    I might start by saying you sound interesting to me… I now wonder of the man Keith and his Miss who like to travel, introduce themselves and meet new people by the banks of the river.

    Yours is an interesting comment and one that hasn’t slipped by without thought. However the only way you know is to have a go and ride that big hairy dream. The level of risk only adds to the possible gains or loss depending on how we end up. The outcome is not determined.

    My Captain and I only yesterday marked our 25th wedding anniversary. This is has always been about a journey together and it will be in the silences and challenges that we find out for sure how compatible we are.

    As to being stuck in the middle of the ocean, hmm currently I am stuck behind a desk in middle management number crunching. My approach is a bad day / days at sea will be like bad days at home, just part of life. I presume cruising life will surprise us in both the horror and unexpected joys. This website is part of my strategy to document the process so at least when hardship arrives I can document the tale for sharing. Reading, dancing naked (in the water wilderness only) to really loud music and writing are my strategies to deal with the must confront solitude – not sure about the Captain’s coping ideas but looking forward to finding out.

    I will endeavour to share the inner workings of the mundane, when as a couple as we sit opposite one another having run out of knock knock jokes and comments re the day. Sounds like a ripper read – please please stay tuned and invite your friends to share this must read journey.

    A toast to the adventure!

    the Miss

    PS If it all goes belly up I’ll tell my Mum, Keith warned me about this but it was too late then…

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