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UK-Australia: best two-for-one return flight ticket deal (Rousse)

After rejecting membership of a new running club, and the designs by a pair of old women for our new bathroom, TPR and I walked up to the Australian embassy to organise a day return trip to the other side … Continue reading

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A tryst with a Turk in Toronto (Rousse)

I’d grown very fond of my tiny Turkish room-mate over the course of the conference in Toronto – so much so that I was in the habit of bending down to kiss the top of his head whenever I passed … Continue reading

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Otters in the wild (Rousse)

I waited with a couple who had travelled all the way from the most southerly tip of Ireland to join the wildlife photography course. It was good to have their company, but where was our coach? When we heard that … Continue reading

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Richard Osman’s understudy (Rousse)

Richard Osman leapt down to the stage from his spot at the side of the stalls to join in the grande finale of the sketch show. This left nobody in charge of lighting, so TPR stepped in while Osman frolicked … Continue reading

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Jason Isaacs, tattoo artist (Belle)

Jason Isaacs was a local hero on the housing estate. He wore an almost floor length black coat and his frequent mysterious disappearances were the subject of thrilling speculation. When we met on the street, he took me by the … Continue reading

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Red and white woodpecker gate-crashes class (Rousse)

I heard a knocking from above, looked up, and saw a beautiful red and white woodpecker tapping on the wooden classroom chandelier. I stopped the class so that we could all take out our phones to photograph the beauty.

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iPhone switch scam (Rousse)

Someone had switched my iPhone 11 for a 4. It worked fine, with all my contacts and stored messages and photographs still intact – but it wasn’t my phone. Later TPR managed to work out the identity of the culprit … Continue reading

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Dover unprepared for Brexit and terrorist attacks (Rousse)

The channel crossing was pretty rough, so it was with some relief that I sensed from under my hood that we were finally docking in Dover. In the rush to disembark I lost TPR and EF, but I wasn’t too … Continue reading

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The fifth Beatle (Rousse)

The black and white press photograph of a beaming TPR sandwiched between Paul McCartney and George Harrison was all the evidence that I needed to account for his absence from home in the whole month of January. Now I knew … Continue reading

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A spiked drink victim (Rousse)

I was probably an easy target after TPR left me. When I awoke, I knew that I was in a hotel bed in Italy. I could also remember taking a walk through the woods with a nice man called Peter … Continue reading

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