Tag Archives: float

Caribbean boat wreck survivor (Rousse)

I was one of the lucky one. When the wave overturned the open boat, I remembered the drill to kick of my boots, discard my hat, stuff my glasses into my pocket, and then swim until I found a float … Continue reading

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Head seeks full-bodied boyfriend (Rousse)

The head that bobbed in the corner of the gym swimming pool moaned at me (again) that she still hadn’t found a boyfriend.

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A flying visit to Nine Mile Burn (Rousse)

JM gave me very little time to consider the sense of his suggestion. ‘Just hold my hand tight, and everything will be fine’ he instructed. Then we jumped the twenty feet from the balcony into the school hall below. JM … Continue reading

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A freezer door, dirty washing, a herd of elephants, greyhounds, a dead dog, and ¬£100k of ruined camera equipment (Rousse)

I was over at RR’s flat helping out with a few things, including an open freezer door. TPR came along for the ride with his guitar and a couple of amps. It was our last day before heading off on … Continue reading

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A leap to death from a floating shopping trolley (Rousse)

We floated in our shopping trolleys high above the river on a beautiful summer’s day. Then the old lady – my friend’s mother – jumped. I knew that she didn’t stand a chance. Her neck broke the moment that her … Continue reading

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Holy Island hideaway drifts out to sea (Rousse)

The house floated across the flooded causeway, drifting from its usual base on Holy Island. I assured everyone that all would be fine. The tide would reach the doorway, but was certain to subside soon afterwards, and we were all … Continue reading

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How to keep warm when sleeping in a pond (Rousse)

TPR and I slept outdoors, afloat in a pond. The trick to keeping warm was to move the mattress into the sunlight whenever possible.

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Floating flood victims ruin summer idyll (Rousse)

HJ was the first to wander over to the window and look out to the river below. It was a beautiful June day and the water glinting back at us in the sunshine looked very inviting – until we spotted … Continue reading

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A watery grave for pensioners, iPads, and iPhones (Rousse)

I came across a very pretty village just off the A702. “We could live here”, I thought “And be close to N and S”. The only drawback was the queue of pensioners jumping in pairs to their death from the … Continue reading

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A spell of levitation (Rousse)

AV typed out her question on the old-fashioned typewriter. In short, she was telling me that I wasn’t pulling my weight, and that it was high time that I took a greater share of the work. Beneath her question I … Continue reading

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