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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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Rousse’s one night stand

I had been a faithful wife for almost three decades and now I’d blown it after a brief (but fun) encounter with XY (also married) in the marital bed while TPR was fast asleep along the corridor in the spare … Continue reading

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Teenager drowns in bog (Rousse)

Driving from the back seat, TPR managed to spot a parking space not far from the market and other attractions. When we left the car and started to walk back towards town I noticed a sinister sign. Somewhere beneath us … Continue reading

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Breast implants and Beatnik disappointment (Rousse)

I needed to back in Edinburgh by Friday for meetings at work in the morning, and an evening Beatnik party. My sister J arranged to drop me off at the station on the beach by the Arsenal ground on her … Continue reading

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Baby Yoda and the secret porn star (Rousse)

My friend A sat down next to me on the bus. It looked like he was carrying his son in his arms, but I couldn’t be certain that this was a human baby. The first strange thing about the child … Continue reading

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The best accommodation in Pitlochry (Rousse)

Pitlochry was a town of miracles. First I succeeded in parallel parking a chained row of six vehicles. Then I met two 200 year-old residents. This was all the evidence I needed to persuade TPR that we should move to … Continue reading

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A post-REF ghost train ride around Edinburgh (Rousse)

I picked the DVD up from reception at Queen Margaret University’s Corstorphine campus and carried it down to the staff room. I needed someone to help me proof the multimedia excerpts that had been added to my most recent publication … Continue reading

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A failed smoker catches the ghost bus (Rousse)

JS gave me £1.50 and I waited for the bus. I missed two number 11s because I wasn’t paying attention. Then I attempted to smoke a cigarette in the bus shelter, but the filter was broken and I didn’t know … Continue reading

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A friendship renewed (Rousse)

When we passed on Bonnington Road I was sure I saw a flicker of recognition flash across his face. Was this acknowledgement of our shared history? Of course I was far too shy to stop and ask so would never … Continue reading

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Find My iPhone catches cheating spouse (Rousse)

I needed a back-up plan since my husband appeared to be no longer interested in me. R would do. He fitted the bill well as a tall, skinny engineer. There were, however, a few of drawbacks of my pursuit of … Continue reading

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