Tag Archives: children

Presents for little girls (Rousse)

XY’s children had no idea of the trouble that their father had caused and I saw no reason to cancel their visit. The elder girl loved the hardback book that I had made for her, even though I thought she … Continue reading

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A cancelled dip in the pool and a missing cashmere cardigan (Rousse)

LC picked me up in her car. Two of her blond grandchildren were bouncing up and down on the back seat with a couple of their little friends, a dark-haired brother and sister set. When we reached the gym the … Continue reading

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Kayaking on Scotland’s west coast (Rousse)

From the coach I saw JS up to her waist in the calm blue waters of the west of Scotland teaching a bunch of school children how to kayak. How I wished that I could join her.

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James Corden, Johnny Vegas, and a couple of neglected twins (Rousse)

James Corden – or was it Johnny Vegas? – was the father of my twin baby sons. In our unconventional family set-up he did his best to care for the children while I was at work, but never thought to … Continue reading

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German treasure trove reveals its secrets (Rousse)

TPR was the jumping champion. He was the first person who had ever managed to leap from a standing start at the bottom of the pit on to the turf above. Everyone had said that it was impossible, yet my … Continue reading

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Academics work through the night to cope with workload (Rousse)

I was both amazed and appalled to discover an office full of colleagues on campus working at 02:00 in the morning. One was just about to pack up and go home to his wife and children, but would only manage … Continue reading

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Drugs and death at Tesco (Rousse)

I needed drugs. TPR told me that we could buy them over the counter at the supermarket. I wasn’t too sure of this, but felt it was worth a try, so I followed him out of the door and along … Continue reading

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Nazis plan invasion from University sanatorium base (Rousse)

N and I were such good friends that she gave up her place in bed with S for me and slept on the sofa. The following morning I was up bright and early to welcome ECM on a long-anticipated trip … Continue reading

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From the Internet of Things to the University of Things (Rousse)

Back at Cranage Hall in Holmes Chapel, SL and I were plotting. “How about a project on the University of things?” I suggested. He loved the idea. All we needed to do now was recruit some team members. This proved … Continue reading

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Recreated photos of a French past (Rousse)

When I first came across the pictures I thought that they were of A and D’s wedding. I had enlargements made so that I could put them into an old-fashioned cloth-covered photograph album to give to my French friends. It … Continue reading

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