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Hugh Grant’s wife spills sex story beans (Rousse)

On the spot I volunteered to give the address at the end of the University reunion dinner. What better subject than the sexual exploits of two girls from my hall of residence, now respectable grown women, and seated before me … Continue reading

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Commercial romance and raw beef (Belle)

I was travelling home from Europe on a train. A young man seated behind me slipped his navy track-suited arm around my shoulders. Romance!  Later, he asked me for money to buy weed, but said he wouldn’t necessarily ask me … Continue reading

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Things to do in Orkney (with Maltesers) (Rousse)

The weather was fabulous in Orkney. At the county show I bought the most enormous beef burger. In Kirkwall we watched a parade of emergency services vehicles and ate free Maltesers in the art gallery.

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Rousse gets stuck on the ceiling

We dropped the habit of recent years of spending New Year’s Eve in Edinburgh. Instead we travelled south to celebrate with A, C, N and S. S told us that we would be having “something called boeuf bourguignon” for dinner. … Continue reading

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The Thames at night with rappers (Belle)

Blue Peter was broadcasting live from the back of a limousine being driven along the embankment. The presenters, two child friendly rappers, were pointing out the nightlife on the Thames. I admired the paper-lanterns illuminating the oriental boats near the … Continue reading

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A crummy cooker and a corrupt castle (Belle)

I had invited a family to Sunday lunch and was getting stressed over the cooking. What complicated matters was that we were sailing the high seas on a boat with a primitive cooking range. The beef was in the oven … Continue reading

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