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St Cuthbert and a staircase (Rousse)

I had heard of people trapped in lifts, but what about trapped in a staircase? The irony was that I had told skinny June in the high heels that I was taking the stairs because it was safer. I was … Continue reading

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A sacrilegious faux pas in France (Rousse)

“Let’s go,” I said, “I’ve had enough of this ridiculous Catholic tourist trap”. I spoke rather too loudly, clearly upsetting many of the faithful who were visiting this French holy site of pilgrimage. I back-tracked in admitting that it was … Continue reading

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Retired librarians to the rescue (Belle)

I was woken up, kidnapped and forced to go to a pub by a crazy ex-boyfriend. Fortunately, I recognised the town.  I escaped and ran up the hill to the cathedral. In the courtyard an odd spectacle was taking place. … Continue reading

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Belle and the Bikers

I had unwillingly become part of the Hairy Biker Tourist Team.  We were enjoying looking at great works of art in a sunlit cathedral, but kept getting interrupted by footage of the Hairy Bikers wearing mankinis on the beaches of … Continue reading

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Preparations for a stag weekend on the Mediterranean island of Lancoste (Rousse)

We were taking a look around the catholic cathedral where we unexpectedly bumped into NS. He slipped his arm around me and steered a course past the amazing architecture of the building. Afterwards we joined the rest of the Edinburgh … Continue reading

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Bedroom design ideas (Rousse)

I stood at the top of the steps that led down to my sister’s master bedroom, astonished that she could possibly accuse me of self-importance. She and her husband had built their bedroom on the scale of a Norman cathedral. … Continue reading

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New York (in)conveniences (Belle)

I was disheartened to find that the New York Cathedral was little more than a flea market, selling tacky religious icons and badly designed and poorly executed ‘stained glass paperweights’. To make matters worse, I discovered ‘toilet sharing’ was the … Continue reading

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