Tag Archives: motorbike

Christmas cake complications (Rousse)

It was meant to be a simple lunch at my parents’ house, but the complications began as soon as I invited the others to the table. First I noticed that my former colleague AT failed to turn up. Then the … Continue reading

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Rewards of lunch at Eton College (Rousse)

We set off to visit my nephew and all his classmates at Eton. I travelled in the lime green car with my sister J, and our cousins T and G jumped on the ZZ Top style motorbike, with T on … Continue reading

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Salford scheme shames poor drivers (Rousse)

My driving was getting worse. In Salford I scraped our white BMW against the kerb outside a hospital, nearly taking out some nursing staff. Thankfully the car easily transformed into a motorbike. This meant that I could make a quick … Continue reading

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Unicycle motorbiking in the Scottish Highlands (Rousse)

I sped round Pitlochry on a unicycle motorbike. This was just as difficult as it sounds.

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A bike and a beach hut at the Queen Mother’s funeral (Rousse)

I travelled to the Queen Mother’s funeral on the back of G’s enormous motorbike. This was my first such experience, and I was grateful for the protective clothing that G lent me, including the special contraption to attach my feet … Continue reading

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Rousse hangs on to her turquoise trapezium handbag and reports a crime

All I wanted was some peace and quiet at home in my pyjamas when the doorbell rang and a whole family of cleaners marched into the hall. It would have been rude to refuse them entry so while they all … Continue reading

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Rousse survives tsunami, but misses the talking bee

Everything was picture-book perfect. By complete chance we had reserved the beautiful holiday cottage in Cornwall for the sunniest week of the season, and through the dormer windows of the massive loft conversion bedroom we woke to the most glorious, … Continue reading

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