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.”