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A houseboat on the Thames: complete with garden, French windows, and fabulous views (Rousse)

It was wonderful to have OC-I as our lodger again, this time accompanied by his partner R. Our lawn was already looking better thanks to O’s keen gardening skills. O and R made the spare bedroom their very own by … Continue reading

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All eyes on the designer – and not the bride (Rousse)

Normally all eyes would be on the bride, but MSB looked so beautiful in her modest office outfit of vintage-style 1950s hyacinth blue satin underwear (a tape measure in her hand) that on wedding days crowds gathered at the studio … Continue reading

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A monochrome moon rise, a self-driving car, drunken students, a horse, frozen waves, and a train ride to Edinburgh from South Queensferry (Rousse)

From the back seat of the car I noticed the moon rising in monochrome over Waverley Bridge. “Slow down!” I shouted at TPR, “This is amazing. I need to photograph it!” When he didn’t reply to me I leant over … Continue reading

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Floating flood victims ruin summer idyll (Rousse)

HJ was the first to wander over to the window and look out to the river below. It was a beautiful June day and the water glinting back at us in the sunshine looked very inviting – until we spotted … Continue reading

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Lemon Rousse (Belle)

Standing in the black and white corridor I could see Rousse striding purposefully across the quad in my direction. I turned dramatically to the camera crew and delivered my line: “Now why would anyone need SO many Jif lemons?”. Refusing … Continue reading

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Animal magic in the Edinburgh New Town (Rousse)

I rushed back into the study with my camera to photograph the orange toucans perched in the tree at the window. Two minutes earlier had been beside myself with excitement when I learnt that members of this exotic species had … Continue reading

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Seal invasion (Rousse)

A couple seated a few tables away from us across the hotel dining room appeared to be sharing exciting news. I couldn’t resist interrupting my meal to run over to them and find out what was going on. “Look out … Continue reading

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Couple helpless as Royal Bank of Scotland head office goes up in flames (Rousse)

I was sitting on the concrete floor at Waverley Station, leaning against a plate glass window, when X approached me. “What are you doing here?” I demanded to know. “Shouldn’t you be at a conference in Norfolk?” X lifted me … Continue reading

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A call for a highlands home (Rousse)

Normally JG would be the last one to pack up the island house at the end of the season, but this year it was me. “You’ll need to have your cases ready by 13:00″, he instructed. I reached over to … Continue reading

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A dodgy flight to Dublin (Rousse)

My route home from the funeral in Northern Ireland comprised a flight to Dublin, then a coach ride to the coast, followed by a trip in the QE2 at four miles an hour back across the Irish Sea. The latter … Continue reading

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