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Husband is master of disguise (Rousse)

I was finding it hard work entertaining our dinner guests when TPR kept disappearing from the table for long periods of time. He would have enjoyed the company of my school friend MG, if only they had been there simultaneously. … Continue reading

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Standing stones stand-off: Exmoor versus Edinburgh (Rousse)

The signs in the bog noted that the moorland belonged to AJ. Wasn’t she a friend of DT? This was perhaps why DT and KJ spent so much time on Exmoor? TPR drove the car over the rough ground so … Continue reading

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Finding a tenant in Birmingham (Rousse)

On a rare visit to Birmingham, TPR and I checked up on our little house in Northfield. It had been empty for years, but we didn’t have the heart to sell it. I wandered around the lovely garden, surprised to … Continue reading

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Preparations for a run in outer space (Rousse)

AM and I arranged to go out for a run together in outer space. We first needed to catch the space elevator to reach the starting point of the route. We piled in with some other runners and waited for … Continue reading

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Rousse’s dreadful secret

My colleague, who until very recently had been very friendly, barely acknowledged me when I asked for help in zipping up my multi-coloured chiffon dress. I questioned her coldness. “You know perfectly well why we are no longer friends”, she … Continue reading

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Ten year-old genius develops new app to measure distance (Rousse)

My new best friend was MS, the ten year-old daughter of an external work colleague who was on business in town. MS very proudly showed off a new app that she had just developed. It was an electric ruler that … Continue reading

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The almost bigamist bride (Rousse)

At a workshop organised by JS, and attended by many of my friends (including JM), AC proposed to MSB. To everyone’s complete surprise, she accepted. The next morning at breakfast AC refused his usual steaming cup of coffee for a … Continue reading

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Tomsk Womble halts divorce proceedings (Rousse)

“Of course, you know that my husband and I couldn’t possibly separate until January 2015 at the very earliest?” asked a friend while we were in the process of discussing the divorce of another. “Why’s that?” I enquired. “In the … Continue reading

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Tricksters grow penguin crop (Rousse)

They played a trick on me. TPR and his gentlemen friends said that they had sown the field with fir tree saplings. They hadn’t. Instead they had planted out a crop of baby penguins.

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Quidditch team selection rules (Rousse)

Heroku’s latest release was a Quidditch-like game designed by my friend J. It was played with small, brightly coloured plastic sticks and a puck. J was very particular in his requirements when it came to choosing teams. He was not … Continue reading

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