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Luggage problems on Lewis (Rousse)

Our flight from Stornoway was in two hours at 9pm and our only means of transport from Uig to the airport was a set of four brand new three speed bikes. Even if we were to cycle at top speed … Continue reading

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Cabbie bride of Christ (Rousse)

The roads were treacherous so we hired a nun taxi driver to take us over the snowbound hills. She skidded (safely) just a couple of times. The only real inconvenience of travelling with a cabbie bride of Christ were the … Continue reading

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Barefoot travel crisis (Rousse)

After taxi dropped me off at the airport, I found a quiet spot by the entrance where I could sort out my belongings. I had my cashmere Tweed jacket (even though it was summer), my passport, and my purse. But … Continue reading

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Chatting with Kylie Minogue and Melanie Sykes in make-up at the BBC (Rousse)

Since the BBC opened up its building to everyone it had the feel of a public library on a busy Saturday afternoon. Some offices were off-limits but – just as my mother and I had done – you could plonk … Continue reading

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Tipping taxi drivers in Greece (Rousse)

It was very convenient to live in Scotland when Greece was just a short taxi ride away. The only difficulty was knowing how much to tip the driver.

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Sunset chasing and the biggest divorce settlement in history (Rousse)

Many tourists had booked into the west-facing Hebridean hotel specifically to catch the amazing sunsets. There was a spectacular one predicted the next Wednesday and, on the basis of this knowledge, many people had extended their holiday on the Isle … Continue reading

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Anti-gravity children and the bonus Bakerloo line station (Belle)

I couldn’t seem to shake this man off. At one point we were sharing a London taxi over Deptford Bridge in the 1990s. Then we were walking through a Liberty-style mock Tudor shopping mall. It was here that I saw … Continue reading

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Train trouble at Milton Keynes (Rousse)

The train had almost pulled into the last station on the route when it reversed direction. The guard announced that it would no longer be stopping at Milton Keynes, but instead would call in at all stations en route to … Continue reading

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Secrets by hypnosis in a skimpy black swimsuit (Rousse)

The power of the hypnotist was such that I couldn’t remember my taxi journey to the theatre. I could, however, recall standing in a revealing skimpy black swimsuit spilling every secret of the vast fortune that I had accumulated over … Continue reading

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Terrifying taxi transport costs (Rousse)

My cousins T and SB complained of their lack of sleep. They had been forced to leave the ball ‘early’ at 03:30am and only managed a couple of hours in bed before they were obliged to cross town to collect … Continue reading

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