Tag Archives: alarm

A failed escape from a crime scene (Rousse)

We were staying in a beautiful tall detached house that was second from the end of a row of similar buildings squashed together in a densely populated part of the city. If you glanced up at the skylight over the … Continue reading

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Fried eggs and a friendship fractured (Rousse)

My friendship with Belle was over, and it was all my fault. I invited two extra women that I barely knew to visit, even though Belle was meant to be my guest of honour. At the time we were also … Continue reading

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Sledgehammer attacker and accomplice break in through bathroom window (Rousse)

Why was the bathroom window open? Why was the burglar alarm ringing? I looked up and caught sight of the man with the sledgehammer. His accomplice was right behind him. ‘Oh my God!’ muttered my husband under his breath. I … Continue reading

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Missing Antigua (Rousse)

We arrived in Antigua a day too early for our holiday so were obliged to fly back home immediately. Unfortunately after all this additional travel we slept through the alarm on the day that we were meant to set off … Continue reading

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People carrier test drive disaster (Rousse)

‘Mr F!’ I exclaimed when I saw TF in casual dress in the corridor at work. I wasn’t expecting to see him, so this was a lovely surprise. However, I was not the reason for his visit. He had come … Continue reading

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Imprisoned by the Taliban (Rousse)

The pilot instructed the air stewards to set the alarm, and explain its function to the passengers. My response to the news that we were under attack was to send a farewell text to my parents – just in case. … 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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Aidan Turner joins the family (Rousse)

Aidan Turner met my sister J over a game of Pictionary, and now they were a couple. He was the most beautiful man I had ever met. What is more, the Poldark actor was a mathematical genius. He and TPR … Continue reading

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Unsatisfactory hotel accommodation and Bobby the dog ‘saved’ (Rousse)

TPR and I travelled to the Isle of Lewis for SG’s sister’s birthday party. When we arrived RG was busy installing pebble-proof windows. This was because unhappy tourists had recently taken to showing their displeasure by shattering the most accessible … Continue reading

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Disobedience during the fire drill (Rousse)

When the fire alarm rang I was standing at my computer with EH. ‘I’m taking my handbag and coat’, I said, remembering the last time when we were stuck outdoors for ages in the cold. EH didn’t hear me. She … Continue reading

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