Tag Archives: daughters

Unexpected visitors and missing friends (Rousse)

QL rang me in a panic. ‘Lucy thinks that the reunion is still on. She didn’t receive the lockdown cancellation email. She’ll arrive in Edinburgh tomorrow.’ I ignored the message – indeed forgot about it – until the following afternoon … Continue reading

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Getting naked with friends (Rousse)

We all thought that GG, JG and their daughters and small son were away so I got a bit of a shock when I walked into their bathroom naked and came face-to-face with GG stepping out of the shower. I … Continue reading

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A swim with dolphins in the Scottish islands (Rousse)

Despite her advancing age, JG had popped out two baby daughters in two years. She told me this on the day that I swam across Uig Bay with my camera, accompanied by dolphins.

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A near-death experience in Alpine ski resort (Rousse)

On the last day of our holiday we chose not to ski, but instead wandered around the resort and the technical college. There we bumped into other friends from home, including HW with a group of girlfriends; and S, N, … Continue reading

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Tom O’Connor deplored (Rousse)

Tom O’Connor, his two teenage daughters and I sat next to each other as members of the judging panel. Each performance was as dire as the one that preceded it. This was so incredibly tedious, and we weren’t even half … Continue reading

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Sorting sleeping arrangements for house guests (Rousse)

My parents had only been in the house for 12 months and already it was looking shabby. I almost tripped over the split lino as I ran upstairs to check who was sleeping where. If we weren’t careful, we would … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the one-legged widower father of the bride (Rousse)

My one-legged widowed father had done a fabulous job preparing the house for my sister’s wedding. With the help of a woman from the village, he’d set up three mini-dormitories so that all the guests who had decided to stay … Continue reading

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