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Champagne and caviar versus washing up and weight loss tips (Rousse)

IH called up the stairs to MS that she would open the Prosecco. “Don’t”, he cautioned. “Rousse is down there and she’ll guzzle the lot. Just uncork a bottle of wine”. They didn’t realise that I had overheard them from … Continue reading

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Kitchen makeover decisions (Rousse)

Others found our living arrangements somewhat unconventional. TPR and I lived in the apartment on one side of the building, and MSB and her husband DB the other. We shared the massive kitchen. It only became a problem when I … Continue reading

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A rota for a shared kitchen (Rousse)

The kitchen in our new flat was vast. I was going to enjoy cooking here. All that it needed was a granite worktop to be fitted over the units and appliances, and it would be perfect. I was also looking … Continue reading

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Drawbacks of glass house living in Edinburgh (Rousse)

The general public was using our glass-fronted flat as a thoroughfare to the Omni Centre. It was impossible to stop them, despite my pleas of “You wouldn’t have me wandering around uninvited in your kitchen, would you?” Some young men … Continue reading

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Fishy reality TV show combines classification with cuisine (Rousse)

As we wandered along the country lane my impoverished companion was complaining that nobody ever invited her out on a date. Then we heard the noise of a tractor approaching us from behind and pulled into the hedgerow to let … Continue reading

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Scottish surveillance spooks out in force in Leith (Rousse)

Leith had changed. The streets were lined with beautiful boutiques. Even the charity shops were posh. There were also hundreds of cyclists riding through this smart Edinburgh suburb, proud of their achievement of completing the entire route of the Edinburgh … Continue reading

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Country kitchen chicken liver pâté: serving suggestion (Rousse)

I caught (supposed) vegetarian KT serving portions of home-made chicken liver pâté onto dinner plates in her huge country kitchen. The quantities were enormous. Here guests would never eat portions that big. My lecture on food waste was not welcomed.

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