Monthly Archives: February 2018

Decluttering by the book (Rousse)

I couldn’t believe it. I caught my mother reading a book about decluttering! Advertisements

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Busty buck-toothed singer charms folk festival audience (Rousse)

KT left her seat and took to the stage. Then the rest of the choir pushed out through the door to the right of me, poured down the main aisle and climbed the steps to line up behind the star … Continue reading

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A kiss and a cuddle in the science museum (Rousse)

We returned to Northfield, Birmingham to visit S and NY and family, all crammed into our old two-bedroomed house. The neighbourhood was much smarter than in our day, largely due to the conversion of the former rat run into a … Continue reading

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Champion rock climber cheats death (Rousse)

I was so strong that the National Trust (NT) employed me on a regular basis to carry the back end of a Land Rover over rough ground. On this occasion the NT staff were patrolling a site of outstanding natural … Continue reading

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A tandem racing bike at the Balmoral Hotel (Rousse)

I saw two athletes with a tandem racing bike on Princes Street, Edinburgh. The wheels of their steed were the same size as those on the front of a penny farthing bicycle. Just outside the Balmoral Hotel, the lycra-clad stoker … Continue reading

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The famous monkey detective (Belle)

I was reading the cast list and costume requirements for the ice spectacular.  The main character was described as “… the famous monkey detective, with his eight fur coats and stetson hat”.  I almost hugged myself in delight.

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Criminal-free CERN (Rousse)

One of the advantages of working at CERN was that you could leave your laptop lying around anywhere, safe in the knowledge that nobody would be interested in stealing it.

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