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The reluctant sailor (Rousse)

I was so excited when TPR and I walked along the pontoon to board the yacht that would be our home with around 20 others for the months of September to December. As soon as we were inside the vessel, … Continue reading

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Highland hotel murder mystery quiz mistaken for Dr Who rehearsal (Rousse)

We recognised the ghillie as the one from the Ardushiane Hotel. He had once asked on the last evening of a weekend trip to the Highlands whether we would be shooting the next day. At the time I had been … Continue reading

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Fare dodger prefers Settlers of Catan to Game of Thrones (Rousse)

I wanted more time with KR and JG so I jumped on the train that was taking them from the west coast of the US to the east. Not long into the journey I realised my mistake. I didn’t have … Continue reading

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Mid-air knitter stalked by elderly couple on flight to the UK from Thailand (Rousse)

I must have broken several international laws on board the flight from Thailand back to the UK: I carried a sharp three inch needle in my hand luggage I looped the yarn from my ball of blue wool to the … Continue reading

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Celebrating Easter on Holy Island – as an alternative to Match of the Day (Rousse)

I lost control of my class completely. Instead of discussing the latest research in knowledge management, the students watched repeats of Match of the Day in class each Wednesday afternoon. There were some who objected to this – including PhD … Continue reading

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Travelling the UK by rail with suitcase insurance (Rousse)

I left my pink suitcase on the train twice on the same trip. On the first occasion I remembered just in time and managed to correct my mistake. The second time it was too late. I phoned WC to ask … Continue reading

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Trapped by gunmen in small town USA (Rousse)

TPR and I travelled in two separate cars to the airport and our long-anticipated business class flights home. As I wondered what to do about the bags of rubbish that I had accumulated on the front seat of my car … Continue reading

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Pink-faced Plug lookalike embarks on a spring clean (Rousse)

There was room for about a dozen of us in BW-H’s massive new house. Most of us had our own rooms. Those who did not were comfortable enough, including B’s friend John who slept on a sofa bed on the … Continue reading

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White rabbit moves in with deer (Rousse)

I lay in the bath pondering the state of my surroundings. TPR had done his best to make minor repairs to the bathroom but they could hardly be called professional: the toilet roll holder was crammed into a corner where … Continue reading

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Home d├ęcor disaster (Rousse)

N and S proudly presented their newly decorated sitting room. I was able to enthuse about like the fresh green colour scheme. However, I was unconvinced that the 1970s styling was appropriate to their low-beamed cottage. I also wondered who … Continue reading

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