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The dance of the hotel spa radishes (Rousse)

There was nobody at the reception desk when I tried to check into the hotel. Having made a couple of enquiries as to their whereabouts, I found the staff lined up along the edge of the hotel playing field. They … Continue reading

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New York’s latest spa craze is total wee wee (Belle)

I was visiting New York on business and I had no idea why the hipster librarian had decided I must visit the city’s trendiest spa.  I was told the full story.  The owner of the spa had been rootling around … Continue reading

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Bathing with a blue bath bomb (Rousse)

EH recommended the spa bath. I didn’t understand its attraction until I added the blue bath bomb to the water. I was annoyed, however, to discover that I was under observation while I was meant to be relaxing.

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Strathpeffer: highland holiday destination (Rousse)

My mission was to restore Strathpeffer to the glory of its Victorian status of sought-after spa town and top holiday resort. Braving the midges I set off along the river to the ornate former railway station, which I heard had … Continue reading

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Antique oils, Hebburn foam, and pet dolphins (Rousse)

My parents bought a huge Tudor mansion plus all its contents, including a priceless haul of antique oil paintings that lined the walls next to the massive oak staircase. On the day that I visited, my cousin R was guarding … Continue reading

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University measures of excellence: showers, smoked haddock and guest speakers (Rousse)

If my life wasn’t complicated enough, I accepted another part-time post at the University of Aberdeen, and was also considering a return to Canada. An advantage of Aberdeen was that CM worked in the university gym. He offered to sneak … Continue reading

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When diversification doesn’t work (Belle)

The local Thai spa was teaching Scottish country dancing to businessmen in the lobby. As I was waiting for my sauna I thought ‘this isn’t very relaxing…’

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