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Dangerous diving in Denmark (Rousse)

A tiny Danish island was our holiday destination. Here the only other holiday-makers were Danes, all enjoying themselves splashing around in the water in long thin canoes. ‘We’ll do that later’, promised TPR, leading the way to a tiny hut … Continue reading

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Horsepower (Rousse)

I clung onto the roof of the train carriage until I could bear the cold no longer, then embarked on the dangerous descent. It was difficult to drop to the road while the train was travelling at speed. Who knew … Continue reading

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Bicycle thief Mr Almond’s attack (Rousse)

Every time that we returned to our house there was further evidence of attempted break-ins. We knew that it was only a matter of time before we would come home to a crime scene. The day finally arrived when we … Continue reading

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Looking for the space shuttle and hunting for a dress with no knickers (Rousse)

There was so much to do between lying on the roof with PC and a pair of binoculars looking out for the space shuttle above to deciding on an outfit for the church service in the village. The latter was … Continue reading

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When the party ends in tears (Rousse)

DT and KJ urged us to buy a new house that was suitable for huge parties. NP chipped in with a special request: plenty of floor space for dancing. We eventually found something that met these criteria: a huge tumbledown … Continue reading

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Adding a second floor to a bungalow (Rousse)

‘We need to get this car fixed’ I said to TPR as it juddered up Burnland Terrace in Hexham. I was embarrassed that SM was a passenger in our old Fiat Stilo, and witness to its poor performance. The problems … Continue reading

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The bicycle rack thief (Rousse)

Petty theft in the Scottish highlands was at an all-time high. We came out of our bed and breakfast one sunny morning to discover that someone had stolen the bike rack from the roof of our car. Strangely the yellow … Continue reading

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Peep Show’s Super Hans seeks new recruits to his “Moonys” cult (Rousse)

It was a huge journey from Prague overland, but I eventually made it back to the UK – even though I was minus my pale green fake fur coat, lost by a fat middle-aged woman at a ball in Austria. … Continue reading

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An undesirable neighbour (Rousse)

We moved back to Birmingham into a large Victorian house on a busy road. Our new next door neighbour wore a long dark beard and kept his hair tied up in a black turban. He told us that he was … Continue reading

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Tom Cruise manoeuvres to reach Hexham in a hurry (Rousse)

We had to reach Hexham in a hurry. We left so quickly that there wasn’t even time to try the figs in red wine. They looked so tempting, sitting in the silver platter on the sideboard. TPR and I took … Continue reading

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