What was it like to return from the trenches of the First World War How would you feel if an alien intelligence contacted you to bring its message to the human race? What happens to your life of privilege when it is suddenly taken away? These questions and more are addressed in the fictions within this book. Discover the author's views on driving, on air travel, on golf and sport in general. Or enjoy musings on the disappearing high street and why we should all be on the honours list, all with a touch of humour. In a mixture of fiction, poetry and essay, the author carries you through all of the above and takes you from the boiling desert to the leafy suburbs with lessons we should all learn and characters we can all identify with. Jumping from fiction to opinion to poetry, this collection of musings on everything from sport to travel to nature to faith, interspersed with fiction with themes of class and war has something for everyone. Read the author's thoughts on the golden age of air travel against the mass transit of the 21st century or why being an armchair sports fan is infinitely better than being at the event itself. Enjoy stories of the return from war, a man contemplating suicide, of a reluctant visitor to another planet, or how snobbery can mean missing out on a great party, along with numerous others, each with a twist in the tail. Add to these some poetry and throw in a few jokes and there's something here for everyone.