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Loose change found in red telephone box is small fortune to lonely lochside walker (Rousse)

I walked for miles and miles alone, without a single podcast, in shorts and sandals along the loch side. By the time I reached the village at around the mid-point of the 32-mile route, however, I was missing TPR’s company. … Continue reading

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Pensioner’s new lease of life starts on the ski slopes (Rousse)

My mother had a new lease of life. She took up ski-ing at the end of the season. Then booked a holiday house in the Scottish Highlands for a weekend in January 2018 – at first for two, then for … Continue reading

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Conkers: the latest in cyber security (Rousse)

BP was asleep in bed with SC. In the middle of the night I awoke him to deliver the secret message encrypted inside a conker. The next day I found BP in the front passenger seat of his family car … Continue reading

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Apprentice Russian oligarch drug dealer caught red-handed outside St Pancras hotel (Rousse)

My big, burly boyfriend was a chip off the diamond that was his gangster father. I adored him because he was always there for me, keeping me safe from harm. In the past he had appeared from nowhere to recover … Continue reading

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Stockton-on-Tees local knows nothing about trains (Rousse)

KA and I shared delivery of the lecture. Somehow I ended up with the ‘hard’ bit: explaining the difference between linear and complex computer programming. My instructions said to use railway tracks as an analogy, and make reference to a … Continue reading

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Tsunami hits Manchester (Rousse)

I hurried JA out of our shared bed in the big terraced house in Manchester. ‘Quick!’ I cried, ‘The water has reached the third floor. We need to get dressed and climb into the attic with everyone else, or risk … Continue reading

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Nicola Sturgeon to introduce friend tax (Rousse)

4a Audrey Terrace, Edinburgh was a West End palace – and ours, all ours. We bought it for the ballroom and the prospect of the fabulous parties that we would host there. The immense front porch had plenty of space … Continue reading

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