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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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Tripadvisor hotels to avoid (Rousse)

Never again will I stay in the following hotels: The luxury American hotel that plonks you in room 22 right next to the bar on a Saturday night The Hebridean guest house that houses a black and white cat in … Continue reading

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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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Aidan Turner joins the family (Rousse)

Aidan Turner met my sister J over a game of Pictionary, and now they were a couple. He was the most beautiful man I had ever met. What is more, the Poldark actor was a mathematical genius. He and TPR … Continue reading

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An unprepared book group member (Rousse)

Although it wasn’t an official book group meeting, when I joined the table at EH’s house it was soon obvious that I should have read some journal articles in preparation for the discussion. At this rate TPR was in a … 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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The secret night visitor (Rousse)

The H family bought a white 1970s house in a small close not far from our bedsit. I preferred their place over ours: there was so much more space. So I would regularly sneak into their sitting room late at … Continue reading

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