Tag Archives: Dorset

Early funeral arrangements (Rousse)

With very poor knowledge of the geography of the south of England I had hoped for more help from the red-uniformed staff on the newly-appointed Virgin East Coast service. The overweight guard pulled out a section of an Ordnance Survey … Continue reading

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Official: Dorset is not north of Darlington (Rousse)

My cousin B’s sense of direction was terrible. She’d successfully driven the pair of us all the way to Darlington on our journey from Somerset to Scotland. However, when I suggested that we should stop off for a cup of … Continue reading

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David Cameron’s seven-pack centrefold – plus numerous other adventures, including one at Buckingham Palace (Rousse)

At first I was thrilled to be resident at Buckingham Palace. However, I hadn’t understood that once welcomed in, there was little prospect of getting out. I begged the security staff to show me the exit, explaining how much I … Continue reading

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Kevin McCloud advises Rousse on housing law

Kevin McCloud wandered into my Edinburgh flat just at the right moment. His knowledge of housing law would deal with the squatting Spaniards. I had never heard of this strange ancient tradition that, they claimed, gave them the right to … Continue reading

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Searching for silver and scallops, with a car smash in-between (Rousse)

With pick-axes and shovels we leapt into the old Land Rover and headed for the hills. Our secret mission was highly illegal: to mine a supposed seam of silver not yet charted by the authorities. It was a huge risk, … Continue reading

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