Month: December 2015

Spiderman and Me

We all have secrets.Spiderman and Me.jpgI saw this picture in the Sunday newspaper and thought, “That was me when I was around 10”.

I collected and read and re-read all the Spiderman comics I could afford.   Much of my pocket money went on these comics. I even branched out into Daredevil, Fantastic Four and Thor.

Captain America was a bit too American so I passed him and the Avengers by. Whereas Peter Parker was a Science whizz, just like me.

My collection was stored neatly in an old cardboard box and kept under my brothers bed, (we had bunks and being the oldest I had the top one of course). But leaving home to go to Uni, Mum insisted I get rid of the lot. So I loaded the lot onto the bus into town. I went into the second-hand Comic Book shop on Gilkes Street near the old Swimming Baths and got around £5 for the lot. I think I may be underestimating it to say they would be worth around £10,000 nowadays.

I still miss my Marvel Comic collection.

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Three Things

There’s a story behind each answer, someday I’ll explain…

Three names I go by
1. Tony
2. John
3. Sir (when on exped with a school)

Three places I lived
1. Freetown, Sierra Leone,
2. Gibraltar
3. Winchester

Three places I have worked
1. Mr Rose’s Lingerie Emporium
2. Gibtel
3. Leon, Nicaragua

Three things I love to watch
1. Homeland (TV program about CIA)
2. Coal Tits on Garden feeder
3. Sunsets

Three places I have been
1. Vietnam
2. Angor Wat
3. Sanibel, Florida

Three things I love to eat
1. Curry (has to be mild now 😦  )
2. Gambas a la Plancha
3. Galician Beef Rib at Levanter Ramsbottom.

Three things I am looking forward to
1. Christmas
2. Star Wars
3. Next Expedition (Thailand)