My dear ladies and occasional gentleman we were bouncing along in our mini bus when we skidded to a halt on the edge of a precipice for this photo op of a Berber village.


We had been advised to wear plenty of clothes as it would be cold in the mountains. We didn’t have a lot of clothes  so I wore my stylish GREY JERSEY JACKET and my dear friend Veronica borrowed a rather un-fetching FLEECE.  The only acceptable time to wear a FLEECE is if you are doing a sponsored NIGHT-WALK for CHARITY! Luckily it was 84f and Veronica didn’t have to embarrass herself!

Driving around hare pin bends climbing steeply, we thought it was a MISSION IMPOSSIBLE which funnily enough they filmed there but eventually we arrived at RIAD DAR TASSA just in time for……









Or as we know it MINT TEA.

Of course Veronica was snitchy because the young man served me first.

Yours Mintily


p.s. Where is all this FLEECE coming from, it’s everywhere, cushions, blankets, dog beds, jackets, scarfs, hats, gloves, dusters, slippers. Ronald has even got some trousers in FLEECE.

FLEECE that’s a misnomer as the stuff hasn’t been within a mile of a sheep!


We need a new MATTRESS, I thought it would be a reasonably easy purchase and had a quick look online. MATTRESSSSS HAVE GONE MAD!
CLASSIC COTTON, EGYPTIAN COTTON, ORTHO MIRACOIL (presumably stops you getting pregnant as well), VI SPRUNG, POCKET SPRING, CLASSIC OPEN (Golf?) SILVER, GOLD, PLATINUM (just like the Olympics), TEMPUR MEMORY, TEMPUR CLOUD, TEMPUR SENSATION (Ronald likes the idea of that one), ELEGANT CONTINENTAL Then, this is more like it, FLEECE WOOL, YORKSHIRE WOOL, SILK, ANGORA. That’s it that’s the answer. I CAN KNIT A NEW MATTRESS. Mmm but what about all my other projects? Maybe I won’t have the time
If any of you lovely ladies and the odd gentleman have any ideas and can steer me in the direction of what ENGINEERING miracle is the perfect mattress for the perfect sleep, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

Yours Back-Achingly


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