G'day all! Buff Staysail here, Buff by name and Buff by nature!
Well JP's eye has followed Tillerman's to the web site of Alex and Taru currently doing a world tour in a Hallberg Rassy 352 - and a great circumnavigation that looks too. And for once ol' JP and Buff are in total agreement - that looks a lot more fun than the daily commute to the office!!
Now while JP is tied to his desk and the need to provide support for his rather unwell family member, yours truly has no such worries and can head off at a moment's notice. But says JP, you're not cut out for single handed sailing and you're not currently in a relationship.
Well of all the cheek! Ta very much you winging pom says I, but then you can't keep Buff down for long. Couple of swift cold ones and it comes to me: use the power of the web and advertise!
Think, thinks I, of Castaway. Now Oliver Reed was no spring chicken, more a mature man of my own age, and he put the advert in Time Out "Writer seeks 'spouse' for year on tropical island" and ended up with none other than the lovely Amanda Donohoe!!!!
So how about it fair ladies of the web: legendary blogger, writer, journalist Buff Staysail seeks lovely lady to sail around the world. Please send all applications WITH photos of self to JP.
I can see myself now, walking along the beach on some tropical island of the southern seas, hand in hand with some lovely lady - but who?
Eager with anticipation, this is Buff Staysail, over!! That's right, today there's no out!!
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