More thrills than skills – A half-life in journalism, part 103

Over the next few weeks, is to publish, each weekday, extracts from the memoirs of Scottish war correspondent, Paul Harris. ‘More thrills than skills: A half-life in journalism’, is to be published March 1 next year, by Kennedy & Boyd, Glasgow, and available from

WITH 24 hours to go, I had to make the decision to buy the air ticket out.

I discussed the situation with my girlfriend, Sulee.

She shrugged her shoulders: “Where you go, I go.”