Tag Archives: rural

Fighting Fatty in a field (Rousse)

One minute I was sleeping on a bean bag in a departure lounge of Schiphol aiport next to LE and GE. It was so comfortable, but how had we managed to make travel arrangements that required an overnight stay in … Continue reading

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Cousin colouring comparison check (Rousse)

GT  stuck his ginger head through the kitchen window of the log cabin in rural Canada. ‘Who the hell are you, and what are you doing here?!’ he demanded to know. He had no idea that the ‘English squatters’ now … Continue reading

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Hexham cocktail bar kidnapping (Rousse)

My mother and sister S ordered cocktails at £150 a shot in a posh bar in Hexham. I knocked the drinks over because they had been delivered to a brown leather sofa cushion. When I complained to the staff that … Continue reading

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Rousse has her wicked way

We pushed the door open and behind it found a set of steep steps. Below us was a vast rural landscape of hills and lochs, and a river delta that ended at a massive white sandy beach. In his excitement, … Continue reading

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Rolls Royce and rural railway dilemmas (Rousse)

We were about to tuck into a big plate of fried bacon and black pudding at the communal table of the Hebridean guest house when we heard another party pull into the drive. They evidently had some problems parking the … Continue reading

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Bed and breakfast – rural Northumberland (Rousse)

I spent the night in a bed and breakfast in rural Northumberland run my friend BC (or BB).

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Unusual attractions in rural Northumberland (Rousse)

My father easily parked the silver Ford Granada outside the shopping parade. It was only when everyone got out that I discovered why this particular space was free: you could only stay here for one hour. We would surely need … Continue reading

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Smoking menthol cigarettes to lose weight (Rousse)

As was the tradition, my colleagues were in Glasgow staffing the National Museum of Scotland on 2nd January so that the museum staff could take an extra day off. Already there was trouble at the entrance. One of my colleagues … Continue reading

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Drunk driver claims “only quarter of a glass” defence (Rousse)

J drove us home from the restaurant. M sat in the front passenger seat, my father behind him, and my mother took the middle of the back seat. From my position behind J it soon became obvious that she was … Continue reading

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From igloo filmatography to sign language, by way of cliff-top croquet and cycling (Rousse)

“I’m looking for an expert in igloo filmatography. Do you have any recommendations?” asked CM, freshly arrived at the T family’s house after a long journey from Australia, where she headed up a major international charity. I suggested that she … Continue reading

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