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Last minute wedding preparations (Rousse)

E was heavily involved in the wedding preparations, organising everything from her tiny flat. She even grew her red hair long for the occasion – or was that a ginger wig she wore with her green gown? When I called … Continue reading

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Sating a stationery obsession (Rousse)

In the summer we would walk over the hills to the beach on the other side. We could even take bikes, so long as we were prepared to carry them part of the way. For the time being while it … Continue reading

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Babysitter force-feeds chocolate to foreign child in her care (Rousse)

I was appalled at the contents of my sister’s handbag. It was stuffed with sweets and chocolates, from Werther’s originals to a type of Walnut Whip crossed with a Cadbury’s Creme egg that I had never encountered before. My sister … Continue reading

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The private life of Marcus Brigstocke (Rousse)

I chased after Marcus Brigstocke on my bike to tell him how much I liked him. ‘Why do you think that is?’ he asked. ‘Because we are demographically very similar?’ I suggested. (It would have been rather rude to mention … Continue reading

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A hunt for Christopher Biggins near the offices of Forth FM (Rousse)

We cycled round and round the Leith roundabout, two of us sharing the bike. We discussed the dilemmas of parenthood for the single woman. For example, it is better to foster then adopt, or to return the fostered children to … Continue reading

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What to do when you miss a charter flight, and fancy lace underwear (Rousse)

TF came with us on a winter sports holiday package included both skiing and tandem riding. On the last day there was some confusion over access to the hotel. I was lucky enough to find my room (eventually) although its … Continue reading

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Poor lavatory location and an inadequate fire alarm (Rousse)

There was no mistake: this bed and breakfast was awful. How had they got away with positioning a toilet in the tiny dining room, and what use was a fire alarm system that relied on the proprietors shouting ‘Fire, fire’? … Continue reading

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