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Toronto school reunion disco (Rousse)

Toronto was not the obvious place for a school reunion, and the mix of people at the party was most peculiar. I saw JD, but where was JT, for example? And what were AB and HS doing there? NP was … Continue reading

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Pregnant sisters at Christmas (Rousse)

When I heard that both my sisters were pregnant I vowed that I would never again spend Christmas at my parents’ house – at least not before the children had grown up.

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Train travel on the Isle of Lewis (Rousse)

The guest house was now on two sites, one managed by the husband and the other by the wife. As a consequence, TPR and I were split up and slept apart. Draped in a pale blue cashmere jumper lent to … Continue reading

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An Edinburgh colony house visit (Rousse)

I met LK sitting on the narrow pavement outside her colony house on Easter Road. She wanted to show me her garden so we left her two daughters by the roadside and I followed her through the main door of … 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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When will I die? (Rousse)

We were relaxing with our French friends, including the M and D families, and PG. I asked about the red cardboard constructions on the grand piano. With their black and gold lettering they looked like Chinese New Year decorations or … Continue reading

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Cooking with toddlers (Rousse)

It was a mistake to allow toddler N, who I had only ‘met’ online before, to use the blender to make soup. The orange gunge went everywhere.

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