................... I suppose, after a few good years, most men approaching their 40s begin to suffer the pangs of the male menopause while the female gender just keep on revving!
He got this way because he hadn't discovered the magic elixir of macho Malay cuisine ... like sambal blacan cili padi, sambal pedas ikan bilis & petai and kuih naga sari !
The following drawings were the results of his daydream in the conservatory of his house. And this ritual of an afternoon kip still works wonders up to today.
In fact Maizie was recovering from a 3-year teaching stint in Brunei. As the intrepid female that she is, Maizie managed to do her Certificate in Linguistics at Essex University and gallivant in Wordsworth's lovely Lake District.
Oh why, oh why did she make this stopover in Leicester?
But one wish did come true.
p.s. There are still more horrendous stories to tell.