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Ghost and new-born compete for attention at school reunion (Rousse)

I was now so familiar with the T twins that I could tell that it was L (and not H) in the old-fashioned wedding dress. “I am not dressed as a bride”, she said. “This is a nightie. I am … Continue reading

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Second cousins and a suspect chicken (Rousse)

When I arrived at T and S’s house, LO’N and CT were already there. L looked fabulous even though she had only just given birth to baby S. When I asked how she knew CT they both laughed. Surely I … Continue reading

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Child thieves adopt boy scout disguise in cash raids on Lake District hotels (Rousse)

On the final day of the conference in the Lake District I packed my bag, checked in online for my flight to Amsterdam, and then wandered down to the hotel dining room to ask for a sandwich (in French). Although … Continue reading

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Arthur Lowe and the Penis Olympics (Belle)

It seemed I had – at last – achieved my lifetime goal.  I was the passenger in a sweet, vintage car and it was the 1970s.  Arthur Lowe was taking me to the shops in Catford, having proposed to me … Continue reading

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Puppy punished for tormenting baby panda, weasel, and badger (Rousse)

When BP took over one of my roles at work I did not expect him to undertake duties at my house as well. He set to work raking up the leaves from the back lawn. Then he looked after the … Continue reading

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Family entertainment (Rousse)

It was my mother-in-law’s dream: a house full of children of all ages enjoying one another’s company. The older ones were in the vast garden playing cricket under the guidance of my colleague RK. The smaller children were kept at … Continue reading

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