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Disappointing reunion and relatives (Rousse)

I was rather disappointed with the table setting at the big reunion party. Surely this kind of occasion deserved proper table linen and glasses? The paper napkins and plastic cups were simply not good enough. I would have to have … Continue reading

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A personal invitation from JK Rowling to PotterLand (Rousse)

I’d won a coveted invitation to JK Rowling’s house in South Queensferry. She invited me to sit at the table with five others to discuss “business”, but before long I’d been distracted into talking trivia. I could tell that our … Continue reading

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Car theft, breast milk, and a bump (Rousse)

I screamed at TPR that it was not our car, but he was so determined to catch the “crooks” that he did not hear me. He leapt on top of the driver at the wheel of the red MGB to … Continue reading

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Husband is master of disguise (Rousse)

I was finding it hard work entertaining our dinner guests when TPR kept disappearing from the table for long periods of time. He would have enjoyed the company of my school friend MG, if only they had been there simultaneously. … Continue reading

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The indignity of dining alone (Rousse)

After the formal proceedings were concluded, MLH and LC headed off with my hosts for their dinner. “You can eat over there” they said, signalling a restaurant at the other side of the road. I crossed over and pushed open … Continue reading

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Scottish Community Challenge café mix-up (Rousse)

I was very impressed with the new set-up in the café. Somehow NS had persuaded the owners to allow him to put up a sign that would direct potential clients of his consultancy services to the table where he was … Continue reading

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Barber Bruce Forsyth (Rousse)

Bruce Forsyth ran into the room brandishing a pair of barber’s scissors. “Would you mind washing your hair in another bathroom love?” he asked. “I’ve got a client in for a hair cut.” I said that would be fine, picked … Continue reading

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Black cab illegally parked in Leith: shoeless couple sought (Rousse)

We were late for our anniversary dinner at the upstairs restaurant on Commercial Street in Leith. I pulled on my pale blue cotton shift dress from Monsoon, and TPR dragged me out of the house. We were in such a … Continue reading

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When roux sauce goes wrong (Rousse)

I knew that he should have kept his mouth shout. Instead, he opened up the invitation to dinner at his house to everyone at the meeting. “My wife won’t mind”, he boasted. Indeed she did mind – very much. She … Continue reading

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From Northumberland to Pitlochry in a gangster’s Mercedes (Rousse)

TPR and I lived in a lovely stone house in Northumberland. It had six bedrooms (two downstairs) and four bathrooms. On the day that I realised that I had forgotten to reserve a table for dinner I volunteered to walk … Continue reading

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