Brush With Fame

Brush With Fame

BRUSH WITH  FAME I once worked in an office where the favourite  tea break  amusement was  Brush with Fame. It was difficult for new members of staff to get the hang of, because it was no use simply boasting that you had slept with a Rolling Stone

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A STICKY SITUATION IN AMERICA

My first visit to the United States occurred about thirty years too late.  If only I could have arrived  as a ten year old, when I was obsessed with Yankee comic books. For years I  lusted after  Hershey bars , fudge brownies, double malts and root beer.

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Whirlwinds & Wanderers: Margie and Lance come to stay!

Whirlwinds & Wanderers: Margie and Lance come to stay!

  During an extended stay at our holiday home  near Marlow, my partner Rob and I were joined by Brisbane  friends Margie and Lance, who were making their first visit to the UK. The prospect of this  extremely laid-back couple spending six weeks with a manic history

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Overdosing on Breakfast!

Overdosing on Breakfast!

I don’t agree with William about tea, because that comes before coffee for me. However, the rest is true. Porridge was on the 3rd class breakfast menu aboard the Titanic……among much else. Good grief, I wonder what those in 1st class were offered? Probably quails’ eggs and

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DRIVING DRAMAS IN FRANCE

DRIVING DRAMAS IN FRANCE

 On our very first visit to France as a couple, Rob and I  collected our  hire car at the back of the Hotel des Invalides  in Paris. It was an appropriate spot considering how sick I felt at the thought of  careering around the city on the

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