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A car accessory catalogue obsession (Rousse)

TPR had a new hobby – cropping pictures of petrol cans from car accessory catalogues and reassembling them as colour-coordinated collections in Mac photo albums.

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Pregnant at 51 (Rousse)

XY had been all set to leave her husband back in November, but had suddenly changed her mind. We really couldn’t understand why. Then she revealed to me in a ruined medieval castle that after her husband had comforted her … Continue reading

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Venice turns pink in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Rousse)

Every morning I visited my sister S to try on the clothes that she had acquired for me from the charity shops the previous day. It was also our habit to watch half an hour of terrible daytime television together … Continue reading

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Adding a second floor to a bungalow (Rousse)

‘We need to get this car fixed’ I said to TPR as it juddered up Burnland Terrace in Hexham. I was embarrassed that SM was a passenger in our old Fiat Stilo, and witness to its poor performance. The problems … Continue reading

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Pink go-cart girls avoid police arrest (Rousse)

‘You’re lucky that I am not going to arrest you’ said the police officer as she slammed the door of her patrol car. ‘Oh, what’s wrong with our pink go-cart?’ I enquired in a fashion as innocent as I could … Continue reading

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Classic car investment (Rousse)

I despaired at my parents who proudly showed off their latest acquisition. This was a set of four wrecked ‘classic’ cars that they considered to be valuable vintage vehicles. There was a badly bashed grey Golf GTi, a Ford Cortina, … 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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