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A hunt for Christopher Biggins near the offices of Forth FM (Rousse)

We cycled round and round the Leith roundabout, two of us sharing the bike. We discussed the dilemmas of parenthood for the single woman. For example, it is better to foster then adopt, or to return the fostered children to … Continue reading

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Flirting over a bag of Lochinver pies, cheese and ham rolls – and WhatsApp (Rousse)

When we returned from Aberdeen we remembered that we needed to pick up our end of term present from work. This comprised a brown paper bag that contained a Lochinver pie and enough ham and cheese rolls to last the … Continue reading

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Suranne Jones saves the day (Rousse)

Enemy number 1 (the whinger) was on a charm offensive. He asked me to walk down the mountain to the village with him, chatting aimably as we headed downhill. Anyone who observed us would have thought we were the best … Continue reading

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How to fight off an unwanted suitor (Rousse)

The man begged me for a date. I agreed to go for a walk with him, but insisted that he first take a look at my left hand. I was a very married woman.

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Unusual attractions in rural Northumberland (Rousse)

My father easily parked the silver Ford Granada outside the shopping parade. It was only when everyone got out that I discovered why this particular space was free: you could only stay here for one hour. We would surely need … Continue reading

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Birmingham graduate destinations: deep sea diving, death, and a hot rod librarian (Rousse)

We were all travelling on the Birmingham University French 1986 graduates’ bus. DM passed along the aisle offering cups of tea. I told her that TPR and I had made a brief visit to Rhyl and she said that we … Continue reading

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Phil Collins flies first class (Rousse)

Phil Collins was travelling first class from Montreal back to London on the same flight as me. I knew this because the fat woman in yellow told me so in the vast aircraft toilets.

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