Tag Archives: Wales

Meghan Markle mocks marriage (Belle)

Every seat in the town hall was full as an actor took to the stage in full music hall style.  “Isn’t that Bernard Hepton?” I said to my neighbour, knowing full well it was and simply showing off my knowledge. … Continue reading

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Mid-air knitter stalked by elderly couple on flight to the UK from Thailand (Rousse)

I must have broken several international laws on board the flight from Thailand back to the UK: I carried a sharp three inch needle in my hand luggage I looped the yarn from my ball of blue wool to the … Continue reading

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Edinburgh academic workload woes (Rousse)

Three of my undergraduate friends had travelled a long way to join this reunion in Edinburgh: SH from London, HJ from Cardiff, and JG from the Republic of Ireland. I felt terrible telling them that they would all have to … Continue reading

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By train to South Wales with arthritis (Rousse)

I chatted to the train guard, telling him how much I loved the east coast rail service and that I travelled on it on a near-weekly basis. He confirmed that it was the best route in Britain. I was on … Continue reading

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Italy relocated to the West Country (Belle)

I was describing how my last holiday in the Bay of Naples had been interrupted by an earthquake and my friends wanted to know more.  Where exactly was the Bay of Naples?  With an air of authority I said: “Below … Continue reading

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Arson at the abbey, two weddings, a ‘death’ and a strange theft (Belle)

In a dream within a dream I travelled to Wales to attend a wedding at an ancient abbey. On arrival I was astonished to learn that the bride and groom had planned to cover the cost of the wedding by … Continue reading

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Dead grandmother finances tricky train travel (Rousse)

I’d over-stretched myself with a busy morning of cycling to the Welsh border combined with talking to strangers along the route, and now it was time to head home to Newcastle. It was only when my family gathered at Waverley … Continue reading

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