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Diversions

St Blaise March 2013 Diversions. Dear all, “How much space have we got Nessie?” “6inches” “So, is it still 6Inches?” “No, 6cms now and getting closer!” “Stop, stop!” “Bugger, we will have to reverse” The Mayor of Callas, Madame Francoise Barre, has announced to the world that after numerous complaints of unacceptable smells billowing out … Continue reading »

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Fighter pilots and 1st class

With Olive oil, tree felling, Barcelona and guests. Flights on time arrive at Brussels international airport, Zaventem. Olif has pre booked the train tickets (as she does) and we board the train for Brussels Central station only 30minutes away. We board the train, “First Class I presume Nessie?” says JS. ”Actually, no” I respond, but … Continue reading »

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Happy Easter

Bonjour all. Happy Easter April 2011.joyeuses pacques. Unwrap the kinder egg, settle down and enjoy. Almost a Divorce! JS decides we are to fly to the Uk to welcome his new granddaughter, Darcie, to his grandparents and then drive the 11 year old, newly painted racing green MGF back to st blaise. Beryl, the MG,not … Continue reading »

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L’Hopital a St Blaise!

A very first in the Speer household has put me into a state of shock. JS has not only found the ironing board and the iron, he has started and almost finished the ironing. I can only put this down to the fact that after going through every test, up every orifice, and coming through … Continue reading »

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A New Year

Sitting here in the sunshine, with a view of the sea, clear skies, and the temperature a balmy 28degrees, what more could one wish for? The New Year has started well for the Speers, a two week holiday in the Dominican Republic. How spoilt am I? Not that getting here was a dream, far from … Continue reading »

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Fire

Silly Gilly Two weeks before Christmas, on a particularly cold night, our Gilly decides to settle down with a full bodied Bordeaux, and a warm fire.Preparing the fire she deposits the ash into a plastic bucket (first clue) then plants it next to the wood shed (second clue) makes up the fire, settles into her … Continue reading »

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Hudson

Mr Shipman did not take a hand in this!! Last week Hudson, our beloved, but certainly scatterbrained, spaniel decided to take himself off the estate and seek out an amount extraordinaire of rat poison. Having gobbled up as much he thought his tummy could take he then felt distinctly poorly. Shipman immediately came into his … Continue reading »

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Turban

“You take your turban off my good man and I will then take my shoes off!!!” 6am in the morning at Birmingham airport, waiting in an enormous queue to go through passport control. with JS feeling more than delicate from the night before, we are confronted by an airport official who is obviously equally as … Continue reading »

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The Loo

Quietly sitting on the loo, contemplating on the problems of the world, and 3 across, 7 letters and no clues. When JS shouts ”Don’t do anything and don’t flush the loo!” “Too late” I shout. After a long silence, JS appears covered in I can only describe as totally undesirable!!!!!! Apparently, he was inspecting the … Continue reading »

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Sans Sujet 6 (The 6th ever email)

Dear All, Just returned from the UK via Easy jet for £12 can’t be bad ! JS and Tash had a lovely time together, eating pizza and going to bed very late!!! I shopped till I dropped, visited all necessary medics for my annual overhaul. By all accounts I am running on all four cylinders … Continue reading »

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