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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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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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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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House move improves laundry facilities (Rousse)

DT and KJ came to visit our new flat on the top floor of an old house built into the hills. KJ was not convinced that it was an improvement on our old place. I argued that it was. This … Continue reading

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The schoolgirl cross country champion of Surrey (Rousse)

HW was keeping a big secret, but I saw the evidence pinned to her kitchen noticeboard. Her daughter was the schoolgirl cross country champion of Surrey.

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David Tennant dons disguise for Dr Who day visits (Rousse)

The timelord had landed. I knew this because I heard a clatter of footsteps as the Doctor and his crew descended the steps to our basement flat. David Tennant had made some effort to disguise himself by blackening his face, … Continue reading

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A coiled sausage surprise at the White House (Rousse)

I found the uncooked dinner on the staircase after KA and I returned from the swamp. I wondered whether the coiled sausage in puff pastry would be enough for us all: me, KA, KS and HT. My mother would know. … Continue reading

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Whoopi Goldberg party guest (Rousse)

Whoopi Goldberg was in our kitchen. “Hang on”, I thought. “Whoopi Goldberg? Who put her on the guest list for our party?” “I hope you don’t mind” DT whispered in my ear. “It’s just that she’s over from Hollywood staying … Continue reading

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Badger cull targets head north of the border to attack household pets (Rousse)

Something yellow and blue was peeping out of the undergrowth in our back garden. Was it a parrot? Yes, a parrot, in Edinburgh, at the tail end of summer! I ran to the kitchen to grab the camera only to … Continue reading

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Land Rover backs into New Town cellar (Rousse)

My university friend HP backed his black Land Rover into our cellar. How he managed to get the vehicle down our steps, I had no idea. I would have to interview the witnesses to the accident: my friends DT and … Continue reading

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