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Three pretty blondes and a dozen black birds (Rousse)

BC hosted the party in her tiny house. I’d never seen a kitchen so small, nor tried to cook in one. The sitting room was a bit bigger, and in there we had fun lining BC up on her sofa … Continue reading

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An audience with the Queen at Buckingham Palace (Rousse)

By the time Granny H and I reached Buckingham Palace to interview the Queen my feet were terribly blistered from wearing the pale blue shoes. TPR had borrowed them a couple of days earlier to wear to DT’s party and … Continue reading

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What to do when you miss a charter flight, and fancy lace underwear (Rousse)

TF came with us on a winter sports holiday package included both skiing and tandem riding. On the last day there was some confusion over access to the hotel. I was lucky enough to find my room (eventually) although its … Continue reading

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Poor lavatory location and an inadequate fire alarm (Rousse)

There was no mistake: this bed and breakfast was awful. How had they got away with positioning a toilet in the tiny dining room, and what use was a fire alarm system that relied on the proprietors shouting ‘Fire, fire’? … Continue reading

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Academic highs and lows (Rousse)

There it was in print: my first co-authored paper with BC. Best of all, when BC read it out loud to me from the pages of the journal it was the sweetest bedtime story ever. Granted it was only a … Continue reading

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A presentation on Internet portals (Rousse)

As we left the lecture hall PC said that he would see me in room 4 by the entrance for the next session. I advised him to give it a miss: I was due to be presenting on Internet portals, … Continue reading

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A new career in catering (Rousse)

After a long career in finance, TF was retraining as a waiter. He practised his new skills in the pupils’ dining room at George Watson’s College, Edinburgh. His daughter K helped, serving water at the table from a chipped yellow … Continue reading

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