Monthly Archives: April 2019

An M6 rendez-vous (Rousse)

TPR forced me to cross all six lanes of the M6 as heavy traffic curved its way through the mountains of the Lake District. At the other side we encountered DJ and FB, also on foot, returning from a race. … Continue reading

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Moomin art in the Outer Hebrides (Rousse)

Having¬† tired of watching footage of my sister-in-law J making an early departure from a reality television series, the rest of us set off to find more interesting entertainment on the Isle of Lewis. TPR and I contrasted the new … Continue reading

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A comedian, lipstick on a hairbrush and a conference with rottweilers (Belle)

The food at this conference WAS good, I admitted begrudgingly. This didn’t stop me shouting loudly that the slices of Spanish omelette were too large.¬† The person responsible for the catering success was Australian comedian Chris Lilley, whom I had … Continue reading

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Dog in a pram – a love story (Belle)

My dog fell in love with a dog in a pram. Its owners (and now my in-laws) took us on a tour of the terraced houses in Birmingham. In one of the kitchens, the hostess pulled back the louvred wooden … Continue reading

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The dance of the hotel spa radishes (Rousse)

There was nobody at the reception desk when I tried to check into the hotel. Having made a couple of enquiries as to their whereabouts, I found the staff lined up along the edge of the hotel playing field. They … Continue reading

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Escaping from book group (Rousse)

Left in charge of the book group, SC transformed it into an escape game. All the clues could be found on the reverse side of the place mats, just beneath our dinner plates on the table.

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A PhD bigamist (Rousse)

I married one of my PhD students in a secret ceremony. Indeed it was so secret that I didn’t even attend the wedding. Several years later I was finally facing up to this misdemenour. Soon I would confess all to … Continue reading

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