Tag Archives: rocks

Belle goes swimming (Rousse)

Belle and I stood at the cliff edge, watching the swimmers battle in the rough waves that crashed into the jagged rocks below. ‘I’m going to do it’ she shouted suddenly, throwing her body forward. She fell through the air … Continue reading

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Wedding party troubles (Rousse)

On the morning of the wedding of JMH and MCF the news came through that JF died in her car, just at the point of turning the key in the ignition as she was about to take the car down … Continue reading

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From a cliff top penthouse to a pokey Glasgow bedsit (Rousse)

TPR and I lived in a tiny, but gorgeous, penthouse suite perched on a cliff with beautiful views of the blue sea crashing onto the rocks 100 feet below. We liked to leap from the cliff edge into the water, … Continue reading

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Extreme watersports, a spot of ski-ing, and a very clean baby (Rousse)

Our activity holiday comprised water sports with JC, then ski-ing with S and T. I was actually quite frightened when it came to swimming here. JC had already hurt herself when she slipped on the rocks at the loch side, … Continue reading

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“Match made in heaven” hits the rocks after just two years (Rousse)

Four of us were on holiday in York when X confessed that she was about to end her marriage to Y. I pointed out that it was far too early to give up on one another: they’d barely been married … Continue reading

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Shipping innovation combats the effects of global warming in the North West Passage (Rousse)

Global warming meant that the North West Passage was running dry. Our ship soon hit the rocky, waterless gorge, yet miraculously it managed to plough on. When I asked how this was possible, the captain explained that all modern ships … Continue reading

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Partying at the castle and tales of Blondie (Rousse)

I returned to the castle at lunch-time after a whole morning’s work. From the ramparts it looked like nobody was at home. Then RA poked her head out of a tower window, asked me what time it was, and complained … Continue reading

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Victoria Beckham brightens Rousse’s conference woes

I walked up to the Sheraton Hotel in Edinburgh with BF. I was rather embarrassed to be attending a conference in my purple fleece pyjamas, but BF was almost identically dressed and didn’t care at all. Once everyone was assembled … Continue reading

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