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Tragedy Strikes: Flying Foam

Surrounded by males, I had been bred on films such as 663 Squadron, Reach For The Sky and The Dam Busters. Living under a flight path my brother and I had spent long stretches lying on the lawn watching

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RC Virgin part III: The Seagull – Flying in the Alps

I was welcomed into the world of radio controlled model aeroplanes by a chance met man who was to become my boyfriend then partner. After lifelong enthusiastic involvement with RC controlled planes, cars,

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Alpine Summer Virgin: Why Book Bourg in Summer

If you’ve never holidayed in the mountains, likely you associate The Alps with ski-ing, snowboarding and tobogganing. So why go there in summer?  Situated in Rhônes-Alpes, nestling up against

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The Virgin Articles

Some explanation seems due for the titles of the series of articles containing the word ‘virgin’. During an illness lasting years, I missed out on many pursuits that would normally have been

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Olympic Torch Day Fever Hits Finchley

Here is the Olympic Torch passing through my beloved hood. Beautiful girls everywhere, wall-to-wall fit blokes, smiley, friendly policeman, cheery security guards, and a melting potted crowd, cheering,

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Corsets All Right

With my first-ever attendance, in the company of two friends, at a Cabaret show a mere five days in the future, I decided to give my projected costume a dry run. Fresh from the shower, towel-beturbaned

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Dinner Table Manual

How do you play with yours? Is it the rising shaft, its spreading base buried demurely in white damask? Is it with a caressing thumb or, fingers gently forced apart, the delicate skin between them rubbing

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Sunday Afternoon at Le Pont de la Tour

I love being alone at the bar. This right hand corner; sitting on the high leather padded disc on long aluminium legs. The long shelf of customer-scuffed, varnished oak stretches away and back to me in

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Tigerlily – Edinburgh

Young, contemporary, a modern boutique hotel in Edinburgh. Red perspex lampshade, soft olive green upholstery, right angles, comfort. The waitress, a fairy-like creature with white light hair and peaches

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Gum Check Up: the Wages of Sex

And so I find myself in a new relationship and my philandering, undertaken purely in the interests of finding The One, coming back to haunt me in the guise of my beloved’s anxiety over my well-being

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