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Champagne-guzzling errant husband is useless at packing (Rousse)

TPR and his sister SG had broken off from our main party to take seats in the hotel’s poshest bar. When I spotted them they were working their way through an elaborate Champagne tasting tray, the most expensive item on … Continue reading

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A storybook bedroom with spiral staircase (Rousse)

My husband and I snuggled down together in a bedroom that could have featured on the pages of a children’s storybook. The walls were papered with jolly seaside scenes, traditional toys were scattered on the floor, and ornamental mechanical soldiers, … Continue reading

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Reality TV hits a new low (Belle)

Despite reality TV being declared dead, here I was on the set of another lame programme. ‘Model Soldiers’ involved implausibly attractive people being put through their paces with real soldiers. The main prize – a trip to a combat zone … Continue reading

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A new boyfriend in Twin Town (Belle)

I had a mysterious new boyfriend. When I went to his home, his belongings consisted of a rolled up mattress and a leather overnight bag. Sneaking a peek at his passport I discovered he was a ‘soldier of fortune’. Later … Continue reading

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A one-legged soldier wins Belle’s heart

I was living in a new house-share, overlooking Greenwich Park. Every time I came home, yet another long-haired cat had moved in. Where were they all coming from? One of my new flatmates was a handsome one-legged soldier, who had … Continue reading

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