Jos Biggs

Jos Biggs
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Disaster – the sequel

THE Empress, who had dominated our kitchen for so many years, and upon whom I relied so heavily in times of hunger, was in...

The dog’s day

EVERY dog, they say, has his day. And Lucy, The Dog That Is Not Ours, had her day recently. She was trotting ahead of...

Disaster

MY culinary skills, or the lack of them, is legend. I rely heavily on the microwave, a huge silver beast known as The Empress,...

Rules

I AM the arbiter of the House Rules, which are few and simple: No dogs on the furniture. No cats on the work surfaces....

Ocular conundrum

PETER had once again thwarted the telly’s ambition of non-compliance with my wishes, even if I asked it ever so nicely. He had returned...

To streak or not to streak #2

Embarrassing does not adequately describe my predicament. I was separated by the open hallway from modesty and my bathrobe and someone was at the...

To streak or not to streak

IT was somewhat later than my usual showering hour, because I had done the fireplace first. Thus I was in my fireplace cleaning clothes,...

Not always right

WE learn through life that some opinions are right and true, and some are disproved by the relentless march of time. As a child...

The dark side of the moon #3

I WAS still not confident that the English speaker, despite speaking very good English, had fully grasped the situation of our fire. If her local...

The dark side of the moon #2

THE English speaker had grasped the bones of the situation - we had a fire in the campo, and we wanted the Bomberos. ‘Where...

Not sorted

I’M not good with numbers - they jump about, change places, turn themselves upside down or the wrong way round, indeed anything to confuse...

Assistance from Assistants

THERE are certain things that animals, with their superior senses, know for definite; Mr Tommy Fluffipants knows for definite that I can get dressed...

Let Us Vote For 1 April

CHRISTMAS has come and gone, New Year is over in a flash, the Spanish have got Three Kings to come, but then it’s all...

Every shop should have one

IN search of a nice Christmas card Pete stumbled into Colin the Card (or should that be Glen the Card?) This tiny Tardis-alike source of...

What? Again! #2

WE were running out of options; Nick and I had driven up or down, in some cases both, every road in Lorca without finding the...

What? Again!

Nick Next Door, so called because he lived next door to us in England and also to distinguish him from all other Nicks in...

Ye Greatte Flanne #2

FACED with the mountain of Stuff on the kitchen table I foolishly rushed in where angels would have sent a text to Jamie Oliver...

Shot to shreds

TEAM BIGGS, as slick and well organised a team as you could wish to meet, were participating in the Almanzora Group of Friends Treasure...
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