Tag Archives: holiday

A cycling cheat in Cumbria (Rousse)

The blue tandem split as we were cycling through Cumbria, just moments after I mentioned to TPR that it would be interesting to call in on locations along the route that were associated with my Lancastrian ancestors. TPR didn’t appear … Continue reading

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Chinese Square puzzle (Rousse)

During the terrible Hebridean floods, which brought down hundreds of buildings, I met two honeymooning couples from China. ‘Where can we find a divorce lawyer?’ one of the foursome asked me. ‘Why would you need one of those?’ I asked. … Continue reading

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Holiday cottage plant thieves (Rousse)

Given that they were about to start a holiday rental operation themselves, I was astonished when AH and CS lifted three or four pot plants from our cottage on changeover day. Even when I asked them to hand over the … Continue reading

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An heiress makes plans (Rousse)

I was trapped inside the house that I had inherited from my maternal grandmother. I could happily entertain myself by revisiting all the rooms that I remembered from my childhood, and perusing the contents of the cupboards. All the crystal … Continue reading

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A cave holiday with a two-husband trip to Edinburgh Zoo (Rousse)

TPR booked an unheated cave for our summer holiday in the far north of Scotland. Although compact, its floor-space was still greater than our first house in Birmingham. Red curtains at the ‘door way’ mouth provided adequate privacy. When my … Continue reading

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A hotel bedroom foursome (Rousse)

We were surprised when the blonde woman sunbathing nearby introduced us to her friends. ‘We met here last year’, she reminded us. ‘We live in Geneva. Our son is also called T’. Now, that my memory was jogged, I remembered … Continue reading

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Cousin colouring comparison check (Rousse)

GTĀ  stuck his ginger head through the kitchen window of the log cabin in rural Canada. ‘Who the hell are you, and what are you doing here?!’ he demanded to know. He had no idea that the ‘English squatters’ now … Continue reading

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