Tag Archives: proprietor

An abandoned banana baby (Rousse)

The Pitlochry guest house was not to my tastes at all. The proprietor behaved as if she was everyone’s best friend, but I could see through her act. All that interested her was the fastest means of extracting as much … Continue reading

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Friends amongst French antiques (Rousse)

My school friend KC and her husband D excitedly showed us a brochure for a French antique shop. Amongst the photographs of ancient furniture I spotted the proprietors P and SG. KC couldn’t believe the coincidence. I admitted that this … Continue reading

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A prediction, skewered prawns, and rude remarks about Dame Kelly Holmes (Rousse)

The stranger was astonished when I guessed that he was a city worker who had retired early from a career in finance. I was almost right: he’d spent his entire working life at the Treasury. After queuing for my food … Continue reading

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Earl Grey tea, Opium, and a onesie (Rousse)

Following an afternoon of driving around aimlessly and missing meetings, BB, TPR and I ended up in a traditional tea room. Here I ordered a pot of Earl Grey and a bottle of Opium perfume. I hoped that nobody noticed … Continue reading

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Scottish midge season precautions (Rousse)

The hotel proprietor wanted her guests to experience the best Scottish produce cooked fresh in the open, so while they waited in the dining room she took to her outdoor barbecue. In the midge season months of June, July and … Continue reading

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An alternative use for Stilton cheese (Rousse)

Obedient as ever, I packed some blue-veined cheese to take on holiday. This was at the request of the young hotel proprietor. I assumed that local supplies of Stilton had run out and that my purchase would revive the cheeseboard … Continue reading

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