Welcome to a life outside parentheses.  Within this blog you will find a collection of rambling thoughts, stories, and general utterings and mutterings from my slightly peculiar mind. These have been carefully extracted, tinkered about with and published.


Well I’m a fairly average bloke,who happens to live a fairly amazing life filled with unbelievable experiences as I travel and work in some wonderful places, meeting fascinating people along the way.

I want to to be able to take some of those experiences, places and people and do something more than just remember them. Through this blog I hope to be able to share them, which gives me an opportunity to practice,  explore, and experiment with words, especially the  words that are trapped inside my head, as I learn the craft of writing, and perhaps  learn more about myself in the process.

If you have any thoughts or comments about any of the content of the blog, then please feel free to add  a comment or question and I’ll get back to you. If you would like to pass this blog along to someone else who you think might enjoy it, then I would be very happy if you did.

Why a life outside parentheses?

All is explained here

Thanks and welcome.


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  1. Cliff, I’m interested in your posts on Myanmar. I am writing about the Pindaya region and would really appreciate an email/chat with you. Please get in touch. Thank you. Roz Upton

  2. Hi

    My name is Joyce, I am a marketing executive at which is a leading expat information and services website.

    I saw on your blog that you are and expat. I wish to interview you to further share some of your tips. The questions are mainly about the housing, the daily life etc.

    It just takes 5 minutes (or more depending if you have lots to say 🙂

    Of course, if you accept we can add a link to your blog or some of your website.

    If you are interested to participate at this project, please send me an email at

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