Monthly Archives: December 2013

Cinema goers demand a refund (Rousse)

No wonder we never went to the cinema. How could the audience tolerate these compulsory political lectures before the screening of each film? We demanded a refund on our ticket price.

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Pension rights and divorce (Rousse)

My former colleague’s husband took me to one side and revealed his secret: “I’ve fallen in love with a religious woman in the village and we are moving in together”, he whispered. “Does E know?” I enquired. “No, but I … Continue reading

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Cat attack (Rousse)

The cats attacked me from all sides. They climbed into my handbag and under my clothes. The most vicious one sunk its jaws into my left hand. All my attempts to shake it free were in vain. I was in … Continue reading

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Antique oils, Hebburn foam, and pet dolphins (Rousse)

My parents bought a huge Tudor mansion plus all its contents, including a priceless haul of antique oil paintings that lined the walls next to the massive oak staircase. On the day that I visited, my cousin R was guarding … Continue reading

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A weight-busting walk to Tom Robinson’s Stokesley (Rousse)

The only way to lose weight was to take more exercise. My new regime was ambitious: to walk the mountain route from the south of Scotland to North Yorkshire on a regular basis. I wasn’t the only one with this … Continue reading

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A haul of hopeless academics (Rousse)

Once again I had disappointed my boss with my lack of financial acumen. Meanwhile I was advising another colleague to be very careful over the content of his e-mail correspondence, and a former colleague was despairing at the cheek of … Continue reading

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Extreme watersports, a spot of ski-ing, and a very clean baby (Rousse)

Our activity holiday comprised water sports with JC, then ski-ing with S and T. I was actually quite frightened when it came to swimming here. JC had already hurt herself when she slipped on the rocks at the loch side, … Continue reading

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