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Tag: jos biggs

Un-Economy #2

FRANCISCO could see that I was not best pleased about my gasless air-con unit. 'The pipe has a hole in it.' He assured me...

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...

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....

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...

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...

The dark side of the moon

OUR doorbell had decided to work, so I noticed that someone wished to speak to us. As the doorbell had made a special effort, and...

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...

Please Tatooine

I KNOW with absolute certainty that we have a Black Hole in our house. It swallows random small items - they disappear, never to be...

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...

Things that go bump

By Jos Biggs IT WASN'T so much a bump as a Skribumsch. I had only just closed my eyes; I opened them again so as to...
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