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Tales from the Finchbottom Vale – (41) You can take it with you (Part 10)

As they sat on the terrace of the Medusa Taverna after having had a lovely meal and perhaps too much wine Harry thought Nerissa looked lovely. And on that night he was particularly pleased to see she was wearing the gold crucifix he had bought her for Christmas.

Tales from the Finchbottom Vale – (41) You can take it with you (Part 09)

As the holiday drifted amiable into the second week they continued in the same vein and any casual onlookers could have been forgiven for thinking that Harry and Nerissa were in fact a couple, they behaved like a couple in almost every respect and a happily married couple at that.

Tales from the Finchbottom Vale – (41) You can take it with you (Part 08)

As Nerissa and Harry walked into their apartments they had travelled for a total of 12 hours door to door but they thought it would all be worth it when they met the person of their dreams. On the afternoon of their first day they had an orientation meeting with their tour rep who gave them all the spiel about the resort and handed out information on places of interest, transport timetables, day trips and local entertainment.

Tales from the Finchbottom Vale – (41) You can take it with you (Part 07)

The first week of June was tortuously long but the day finally arrived and they got a cab to the station at the crack of dawn and got on the first train out of Purplemere. They were so eager to get on their way that they arrived at the airport two hours earlier than they needed to.

Rome the first time.

It was through eyes heavy with fever that I first saw Rome. It was winter, a particularly hard winter, and the overnight train down from Geneva had...

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On leaving

Tales from the Finchbottom Vale – (41) You can take it with you (Part 06)

On New Year’s Eve, which was normally a night when they would hit the town hard, they spent that New Year’s Eve at home where they saw in the New Year quietly watching the meagre offerings that the television had to offer and when Big Ben chimed they toasted the New Year with a glass of cheap fizz.

Tales from the Finchbottom Vale – (41) You can take it with you (Part 05)

On Monday morning Nerissa gave notice on flat 2b and over the following month she completed the move into Harry’s flat. This involved helping him clear the spare room and redecorating it to her taste. They then had to decide what she would take from the old flat and what would have to be dumped or sold. She and Harry then gave her flat a thorough clean and they were rewarded for all their hard work by the return of her deposit in full which meant she could clear her bills and put the remainder straight into the holiday fund.