Tag Archives: lavatory

Lodger lover’s identity uncovered (Rousse)

We were staying at the flat that my cousins S and L had recently bought in London. It was not ideal. The layout was such that only one bedroom had direct access to the bathroom. So if you were sleeping … Continue reading

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Competing priorities (Rousse)

Several ‘priorities’ competed for my attention. I needed to get everyone back to the cinema so that we could watch the rest of the film that I was carrying around on a DVD in my handbag. Someone should answer JM’s … Continue reading

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Poor lavatory location and an inadequate fire alarm (Rousse)

There was no mistake: this bed and breakfast was awful. How had they got away with positioning a toilet in the tiny dining room, and what use was a fire alarm system that relied on the proprietors shouting ‘Fire, fire’? … Continue reading

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How to stop puppy biting (Rousse)

Upstairs at the White House in my sister S’s room, the cocker spaniel puppy would not let go of my hand. His alligator teeth were well and truly clamped into my skin. I really had to shake him off before … Continue reading

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Birmingham’s Grand Canyon (Rousse)

We now lived almost permanently in a tiny house on a rough estate in Birmingham. Even so, we welcomed many visitors, the majority of whom were young men taking breaks along the route of their very long journeys south. I … Continue reading

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A transatlantic upgrade (Rousse)

I was dreading the journey: a transatlantic flight in economy. As soon as the fasten seat belt sign went out I made my move for the on-board lavatory, as did many of my fellow passengers. Rather than wait in a … Continue reading

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Two unwanted pregnancies and an unwelcome underwater trip (Rousse)

This was terrifying news. A friend who took fortress-style contraceptive measures, and another who was years past the menopause, had both fallen pregnant. Was it catching? Would I be next? I hoped not. I had enough troubles of my own … Continue reading

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Where Formula 1 and potatoes don’t quite fit (Rousse)

I seemed to be unfairly treated in comparison with the others who had adopted the commune’s medieval lifestyle. For example, I was the last to be served my cabbage ration, and a rude woman wouldn’t let me use the upstairs … Continue reading

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