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Spitfire and a hole in the head

Bonjour mes amies. April 2017 Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, Kent, on a very cold, extremely windy march day… “I have a surprise for you Nessie, I have booked a flight for you in a 1942 Spitfire.” “When?” “Today” Now even I know WW2 Spitfires have only one cockpit, so unless I shared the same seat … Continue reading »

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THE Wedding

Round Robin November 2016. The wedding, The Ring of Kerry, another wedding, and finally another wedding!!! Bonjour Mes Amies, 36 degrees, not a cloud in the sky, only 3 hours to go before the ceremony, and the Bride calmly suggests that 30 tablecloths need ironing! Suddenly there is not a soul in sight; 30 seconds … Continue reading »

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A marriage and babies

May 2016 Bonjour mes amies. A marriage, babies, the spa, chickens, a veterinary reunion. A busy 2016! Apologies to all for such a long delay since the last round robin, but one has had a rather busy few months, what with holidays, engagements, pregnancies and finding it harder to keep fit, mind you cutting French … Continue reading »

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Samantha and SUNCT

JULY 2015 Bonjour All, Hot! Well, its 36 degrees here and 38 degrees tomorrow!! I live in the pool and JS lives in the fridge; we occasionally meet in the garage next to the freezer. Having struggled with our changeover from Wanadoo to SfR, both sites trying to compete with each other, I think we … Continue reading »

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Yaks and Yurts

Extra Dispatches. St Blaise. November issue.2014. Bonsoir mes amies. “Wonderbox, Realisateur de reves”  Finding your dreams. “Thank you Tash and Franklin, an early birthday present, book a hotel for us and we will be there.” “It’s probably best Mum that you do not Google ‘Ferme pedalogique de L’Oiselet’, but you will have a wonderful experience” … Continue reading »

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The Ugly Bug Ball

September 2014 Round Robin. The Ugly Bug Ball, Health and Safety and Italy. Snoring for England or even France, JS is oblivious of the gathering of insects accumulating on our bedroom ceiling. A particularly balmy evening, earplugs in situ, new Kindle Paper White in hand, finally I have had just about enough of this interruption. … Continue reading »

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Summer Edition

Bonjour mes Amies.  Round Robin Summer edition. 2014. Undercarriage failure, Sardinia, Shipman’s overdose and Colin’s syringe. Buzz, one of our long standing friends arrived here for a well-earned weeks rest. Exhausted from creating five star menus for the Lord and lady of Hagley Hall, and too many Indian weddings for 1000 guests, found it difficult … Continue reading »

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Good Morning Mr Lithter

Round Robin October 2013. A lisp, roof installation, massive explosion, the post box and more. Bonjour All, Good Morning Mr Lithter, my name is Tether Lancathire, I am your thpeech and language therapitht! “Sorry?”Said Mr Lister Tess repeats the whole sentence once again, with the slightest hint of a dribble! “Goodness, I thought it was … Continue reading »

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Keith & Tessa Batchelor

THE WEDDING DAY BY THE MOTHER OF THE BRIDE. (only read this if you enjoy weddings!) JULY 6th 2013 July 5th. 10am.The Marriott Hotel. Room 201… Knock on the door, Tash arriving for a quick pre bridesmaid check-up, flung open the door, but no, it was my ex, Bill, with 4 glasses of champers. Lovely … Continue reading »

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Hen night

Bonjour mes Amies. The Hen night, the temperature of one’s pool and the outfit for the wedding. Three weeks to go before the big day, Tash and I head for Birmingham for Tessa’s second hen night. The first was spent in Las Vegas (as you do nowadays!) with 10 other ladies for 5 days, partying … Continue reading »

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