Graham Oswald, aka. Ozzer, vastly enjoys the lavish party laid on for old friends to celebrate his and wife Adele’s birthdays, his 65th and her 60th. He even came up with the title for the event ”A 125 Special” showing his up-to-date style andMoreGraham Oswald, aka.
Ozzer, vastly enjoys the lavish party laid on for old friends to celebrate his and wife Adele’s birthdays, his 65th and her 60th. He even came up with the title for the event ”A 125 Special” showing his up-to-date style and knowledge of high-powered transport of 1996.His only other contribution to the organising work was to look after the drinks. He felt sure that friends from Gold Coast and Jamaican days of toil would appreciate proper Planters PunchThe enthusiastic quaffing of the rum punches as he moved around loving the steel band sounds moved him to air a great ambition to anyone who chose to listen.
His wish, roundly declared in suitably Bunthorne mode to “get away and paint on Greek Islands” rang no bells with Adele.Painted into a corner, he eventually departed alone for a fortnight’s stay on Paros, Naxos and Santorini. How would he cope, a man who had never planned one of the umpteen family holidays over the years, armed with but two days of Greek language knowledge from the new dictionary?A strange encounter with Gillian on the naturist beach in Naxos where he becomes her rescuer and later close friend was probably all down to the unique allure of the Cyclades.Jill, single but lamenting the ending of a third relationship had come out to Greece with mother Frieda, father Gerald having for once dug toes and heels in and refused a cultural trip.
Frieda stayed on in Athens, quite taken with an attentive travel guide Dimitriou, not too unhappy with her daughter’s decision to go island-hopping.Back at home, Adele is distressed with the sudden frightening illness of dog Dilip, ‘Ozzer’s mutt of a Tibetan Terrier’, telephones his Naxos hotel to report, and breathes fire and slaughter when the hotel receptionist states “I’m sure they’ve gone out”.Some lifestyle changes are thus worked out over a short holiday period.