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Fun with Kalashnikov rifles (Rousse)

I suspected that something funny was going on in the big upstairs bedroom. I pushed open the door and found my former colleague JB with eight or nine foreign men playing with Kalashnikov rifles. Only one other man spoke English, … Continue reading

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How to feed a baby pigeon and other vital advice (Rousse)

I kept a baby pigeon in a tiny cage in the corner of my granny’s kitchen. I regretted my decision to store his favourite food (fresh broccoli) with the coal in the bucket next to the back door. The coal … Continue reading

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A surprise encounter in Rhyl (Rousse)

We returned to Rhyl and waited outside the church. TPR, HJ, SL and I expected to see DE as soon as the service ended. As soon she emerged through the church door, I sidled up to her to say hello. … Continue reading

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Delinquent tram passengers and a detachable carriage (Rousse)

At the tram stop I realised that I had left my burgundy suitcase at the other end of the carriage. I made a dash for it while ECM held the door open with her foot. The conductor was furious. He … Continue reading

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The nightly hotel wanderer (Rousse)

We lived in a huge hotel – possibly an American Hilton or Marriott – in a room that we shared with a disabled lady. She was a permanent resident, whereas for us this was only meant to be home for … 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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A claustrophobic attempt to decipher a grass message (Rousse)

A window on the landing of a stairwell on the south side of Edinburgh’s East Claremont Street would be the best vantage point for the message in the lawn of the Claremont Crescent garden. I crossed the road, pushed open … Continue reading

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Efforts for an A grade student (Rousse)

I called to DT that I’d see her at the revolving door so that we could head home together. Then I thought that I had better check my office before I left. The PhD applicants who had unexpectedly turned up … Continue reading

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Birmingham’s Grand Canyon (Rousse)

We now lived almost permanently in a tiny house on a rough estate in Birmingham. Even so, we welcomed many visitors, the majority of whom were young men taking breaks along the route of their very long journeys south. I … Continue reading

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Door-to-door salesman firearms shocker (Rousse)

It was Sunday morning at 10:00am and we were still fast asleep when the doorbell rang. TPR grabbed his dressing gown and made a dash down the hallway to see who was calling. I followed him. Our caller was a … Continue reading

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