Monthly Archives: October 2019

Still rainy in the south (Rousse)

ET moved south hoping for better weather. She was mistaken. It rained just as much there as it had in the north. However, her living accommodation was now much grander. She had bought a large Georgian house with an extension … Continue reading

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Sustainable yarn sources (Rousse)

I spun different shades of yarn from two sources: dust balls from the corners of the sitting room (mainly grey), and fluff accumulated by the tumble dryer (purple, blue and lilac).

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Photographing ferrets in Stockton-on-Tees (Rousse)

From an upstairs window I could see my sister S and her partner C standing on the front step of their house with a couple of black ferrets in their arms. “They would be great to photograph!”, I thought, so … Continue reading

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Octogenarian bed-hopping (Rousse)

When we woke in the morning my husband and I found my eighty year-old mother comfortably sandwiched between us in our king-sized bed. At which point during the night had she sneaked in without our noticing? How could we politely … Continue reading

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The one advantage of being single (Rousse)

I finally understood that TPR’s really did intend to divorce me. This was on the day that he told me (in front of his boys’ book group friends) that he would not be sleeping on the sofa bed that night, … Continue reading

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An octogenarian goes cycling (Rousse)

My mother and I joined the main carriageway carefully – which is just as well because a large timber lorry had obviously not seen us on our bikes, and nearly took out the pair of us. We were heading north … Continue reading

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Treasure in the littered streets of Edinburgh (Rousse)

TPR and I moved into a new flat in a less-than-salubrious part of Edinburgh. Here the street was awash with litter, and weeds grew in the cracks in the pavement and along the centre of the main road. We were … Continue reading

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