Tag Archives: birds

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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The thrill of flying in the Hebrides (Rousse)

The female passenger sitting next to me on the flight followed my example of leaving the aircraft and taking to the skies. We flew over beautiful (and normally inaccessible) Hebridean beaches. The biggest thrill was to soar higher than the … Continue reading

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Australian dinosaur surprise (Rousse)

Although it was the middle of December, I was luxuriating in the warmth of summer thanks to a speaking invitation at a conference in Australia. Dressed in a light cotton skirt, I wandered through the grounds of the conference centre … Continue reading

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Perspectives from a plinth (Rousse)

My elderly neighbour Mrs Frazier was dying of a deadly disease, and for this reason I was helping her with her walled garden. I half expected that she would leave it to me, along with her tiny mews house. I … Continue reading

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Camera software update problems (Rousse)

Dawn was breaking when I heard the strange noises outside. I drew the curtains and opened the shutters to investigate. Our garden had transformed into an urban wildlife park. My father was there playing the role of zoo keeper, busy … Continue reading

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An unwise trip to the Scottish Antique and Arts Centre (Rousse)

My father and my sister J had started their car journey from Stockton, so they were delighted when I suggested we break our journey at the Scottish Antique and Arts Centre. As we pulled into a parking space on the … Continue reading

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A stay at the budgie hospital hotel (Rousse)

How fortunate that AM and I were allocated to the same hotel bedroom. Without her tutoring, I would never have known that bedside light fittings also double up as iPhone chargers, nor would I have had access to the wide … Continue reading

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