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Three labradors foxed (Rousse)

TPR made the mistake of petting the two red foxes. This encouraged them to follow us on our walk down the country lane. When we came across another party, the danger to the three golden labradors was obvious. The foxes … Continue reading

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Nantes crocodiles, Chinese tourists, and taxi services (Rousse)

When we walked out of Nantes railway station it all came back to me – especially the crocodiles that I used to pet in secret in the middle of the night when I sneaked into the zoo after hours. My … 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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Down on the farm (Rousse)

I’d always known him as “G”, but my acquaintance was now insisting that all call him “TheFarm”. This was on the basis that this was his pet name at home. I thought that this would be really confusing given that … Continue reading

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Antique oils, Hebburn foam, and pet dolphins (Rousse)

My parents bought a huge Tudor mansion plus all its contents, including a priceless haul of antique oil paintings that lined the walls next to the massive oak staircase. On the day that I visited, my cousin R was guarding … 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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Cure concert attire crisis (Rousse)

What should one wear to a Cure concert? A Cure tour T shirt, of course. I hunted high and low for one, both at the house (didn’t we once have one in blue?) and in a specialist bar for music … Continue reading

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