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A bugged life, and a trip in the Tardis (Rousse)

As soon as TPR was out of the picture, my tall dark friend moved in. He pointed to his earpiece and warned me to be very careful: my entire life was being bugged. Not long afterwards I match-maked my two … Continue reading

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Friends amongst French antiques (Rousse)

My school friend KC and her husband D excitedly showed us a brochure for a French antique shop. Amongst the photographs of ancient furniture I spotted the proprietors P and SG. KC couldn’t believe the coincidence. I admitted that this … Continue reading

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Mike told to take a hike (Rousse)

We were encouraged to work with external partners so I was pleased to have struck up a relationship with Mike. When he said that he had an urgent contract for me I grabbed my handbag, pulled on my coat, and … Continue reading

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From drama to dental school in California (Rousse)

I was in California on business for two weeks. TPR and my niece B accompanied me. B was about to start drama school there as an international student. We thought it important to check out her new university, not least … Continue reading

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A menagerie and a monument (Rousse)

My mother had done a great job with the garden. All the pets were happily installed in large runs, the chickens loved their coop, and the hedgehogs were so settled that they forgot their shyness. The only (very minor) problem … Continue reading

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Husband’s mystery trips to Manchester while wife heads north to Inverness by foot (Rousse)

The day that I made the round trip by car to Manchester to fix JC’s blinds I discovered that TPR had made the same trip the day before and had another planned for the next. He claimed that these visits … Continue reading

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The Emperor of China, Tom Forrest, an absent wife, and a widower (Rousse)

Ancient tradition in China required the donning of a long black robe (similar to an academic gown) whenever the emperor visited. Every day during my imprisonment I was on standby for this eventuality. Meanwhile I joined in with the activities … Continue reading

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