Monthly Archives: April 2011

Rousse sorts out shorts and running routes

After months of feigned shock, giggles and teasing I finally worked out why TPR’s shorts had become such a hot topic at the gym. The shorts that he had been wearing were not his, but mine! No wonder the blue … Continue reading

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Basking shark sighted in freshwater pond (Rousse)

The child tugged sharply at my hand, hurrying me along to see the black kite that she had spotted floating in the pond. From the water’s edge I could easily tell that this was not a kite, but the dorsal … Continue reading

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Angelina Jolie spotted by nobody but Rousse, an unplanned pregnancy and Lenten gifts

Angelina Jolie (my new best friend) insisted on coming into town with me. She wouldn’t listen to my pleas that she would be recognised and the pair of us would be mobbed. In the event I was proved wrong. Nobody … Continue reading

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Rousse’s shoe crisis

It was already ten past ten and I really did need to leave for the office, but I couldn’t find a suitable pair of shoes to go with my brown trousers. I had packed a pair into my rucksack for … Continue reading

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Rousse hides her haul and swims with seals

I found the canvas bag full of used £10 and £20 notes abandoned next to the post box. When I got home I started to count out the money on my bed, but soon got bored. It could amount to … Continue reading

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A scouse wedding – but not to Paul Merton (Belle)

I was getting married! The groom, a boy from 1978, lived down the ‘rough’ end of the street and his family had been entirely responsible for making the arrangements. I made my way to the church, alone and by foot, … Continue reading

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Rousse risks midwifery on the pistes

The last day of the ski-ing season coincided with RG-J’s first day of maternity leave so we took to the slopes. Under sunny skies, and with almost complete snow coverage all the way down to the village, we had a … Continue reading

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