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An accidental auction, with vegetarian snacks (Rousse)

My in-laws were hosting an enormous party to which they invited everyone that they had ever met in their entire lives. All sorts of entertainment was laid on, from tennis practice against the garage wall to an auction of donated … Continue reading

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Activities in Glasgow (Rousse)

LM and I were spending so much time in Glasgow (particularly the University library) that we decided to kit out our own flat in the city. We started the job with LM’s auction purchases. Our other tasks included correcting the … Continue reading

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Rousse’s accidental art and antiquarian book investments

Now that we’d had the charcoal drawing framed it was time to get it valued. We also wondered if the two shabby books that the artist had given us were worth anything. While we waited our turn to be served … Continue reading

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The dangers of internet shopping (Belle)

While showing off my internet auctions skills I accidentally bought a painting by Gustav Klimt for £1million. Shortly afterwards there was a London-wide blackout and I planned to excuse my time-wasting purchase as a ‘power surge’.

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