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Belle’s beard

I wished I hadn’t looked in the mirror.  Not only did I have stubbly beard, I also had what were known as ‘apple-cheek whiskers’.

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Sex, firemen and Jack Nicholson (Belle)

I had moved to Brooklyn to join a commune of New York firefighters and I had taken the  house I lived in in 1989 with me. While I was standing nude in the bathroom I realised that Jack Nicholson was … Continue reading

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Travelling by minibus for tea with the Queen at Holyrood Palace (Rousse)

I was about to take my seat in the theatre when LF grabbed me from behind. ‘Hey’, she said, ‘Someone forgot the arrangement to meet outside!’ It was true. I had agreed to see her prior to the show, not … Continue reading

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Danger down under in Australian seaside resort (Rousse)

Tigers roamed the street of the Australian seaside resort where my colleague and I were conducting some research. ‘Isn’t this rather dangerous?’ I asked a local. ‘No’, he replied, ‘It’s very rare that any of the tigers attack anyone’. We … Continue reading

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Bathroom upgrade (Rousse)

TPR had been very busy in my absence. He’d plumbed in the two new bathroom suites, both of which were chunky white. He’d also started decorating both bathrooms in pale green colours. Our own bathroom – no longer en suite … Continue reading

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Rousse’s bog accident

Booking a ski-ing holiday that included studying for a qualification in French turned out not to be the best idea. It was now the end of our week away and I was bound to fail the exam. Instead of going … Continue reading

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Edinburgh’s worst driver (Rousse)

TPR leapt out of the black BMW at the traffic lights while we were queuing at the Barnton junction. “I’ll be back in a minute” he shouted. “I’m just going to get some petrol.” When the lights changed to green, … Continue reading

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Facilities at the best hotel in China (Rousse)

On a recent business trip I enjoyed the facilities of the best hotel in China. Each room boasted: A bathroom mirror that was so sophisticated that it could show you the state of the back of your teeth; A cellophane-wrapped … Continue reading

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Hot pants hottie goes cruising (Belle)

After what seemed an interminable bus journey (Croydon via Merseyside was quite a diversion), I eventually arrived port-side.  My handsome and mysterious companion took my hand and we went up the gangplank. We went further down into the ship.  Everyone … Continue reading

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Eyebrow horror at the seaside (Belle)

What a shock! When I looked at myself in the mirror I only had two half-eyebrows. Was this why I had been at the seaside for over a week and had yet to enter the water?

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