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A tale of three lodgers: human, rodent, and crustacean (Rousse)

OC was still our lodger – almost 30 years since he first moved in wth us. Would he ever leave?! TPR and I pondered this question as we gazed out of the bedroom window and observed the lilies visibly sprouting … 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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Mouse heads up public library service (Rousse)

At the conclusion of X’s rousing speech I stood up to confirm that librarians were the most powerful public servants. It therefore came as both a shock and a disappointment to learn moments later that a mouse headed up the … Continue reading

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Cool Christmas presents: introducing Mighty Mouse! (Rousse)

Mighty Mouse screeches over the carpet at top speed. Whenever he hits a piece of furniture he bursts into several pieces revealing all his electronic innards. This is the toy to buy for Christmas 2012! You can easily reassemble Might … Continue reading

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A late resolution to train for the Olympics at London 2012 (Rousse)

It felt like a University of Birmingham reunion. In reality we were gathered together to celebrate the birthday of the youngest person in our year. HW (now HJ) was finally 40. Everyone was there for the party: Spotted for the … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Taylor’s multiple husbands not unique (Rousse)

Counting Richard Burton twice, Elizabeth Taylor had eight husbands – and so did I! By some miracle there were eight TPRs in the house. This was extremely handy, albeit a bit of a squash at bedtime. One day as I … Continue reading

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Kevin McCloud advises Rousse on housing law

Kevin McCloud wandered into my Edinburgh flat just at the right moment. His knowledge of housing law would deal with the squatting Spaniards. I had never heard of this strange ancient tradition that, they claimed, gave them the right to … Continue reading

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