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Boris Johnson recommends bingo and a steak (Rousse)

“Boris Johnson told us that we might as well go and play a game of bingo and get a steak for our lunch. It’s going to take ages for them to sort out the photography” said my contact. Boris had … Continue reading

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To Australia by sea with an unlimited baggage allowance (Rousse)

It was so frustrating to find that both my meetings with the Scottish Government and Skills Development Scotland were cancelled. What made it worse was only discovering this news on arrival at the offices: first at Saughton House, and then … Continue reading

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What happened at the school reunion? (Rousse)

At the Teesside High reunion I knocked over the pot plant that RL brought for our hostess, VH turned up as a surprise, and I caught HD-B working her way through a plate of chocolate brownies.

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Upside down rabbits and squirrels, and two escaped cats (Rousse)

It was great to be back home after our holiday. We’d been away so long that I had forgotten the layout of our house. TPR took me through to the small sitting room. He’d arranged for it to be decorated … Continue reading

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Salmon in Manchester skies (Rousse)

TPR recommended taking a taxi from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Metropolitan University to ensure that I reached campus in time for my 4pm class. We took the one available taxi, even though we were unconvinced that the kindly driver was … Continue reading

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Kings Charles II and Cardinal Wolsey prime candidates for Obama replacement (Rousse)

American President Barack Obama was missing. He could have been assassinated or simply resigned: nobody knew. Whatever the reason, we were now with the crowds on Princes Street to watch the parade that featured Obama’s replacement, the former Deputy President … Continue reading

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Canadian cousins, bathers, a family row, and South Yorkshire pop bands in Whitby (Rousse)

My sister J planned an ambitious itinerary for the visit of our Canadian cousins N and D. I doubted that it were possible to squeeze everything into a single day. I was proved right in Whitby. It would never be … Continue reading

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