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Sacrifices for the Secret Service (Rousse)

SC lost all her privacy the day that she was captured by the Secret Service. It was unclear whether they planned to retrain her as a spy, or that she was simply a person of interest to them. However, from … Continue reading

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Life in a back-brace (Rousse)

For years we had been shouting at our nephew to get down from the trees, cliffs, bridges, statues, monuments and other structures that he climbed. This time he fell and met his comeuppance. As a consequence he was obliged to … Continue reading

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A tandem racing bike at the Balmoral Hotel (Rousse)

I saw two athletes with a tandem racing bike on Princes Street, Edinburgh. The wheels of their steed were the same size as those on the front of a penny farthing bicycle. Just outside the Balmoral Hotel, the lycra-clad stoker … Continue reading

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Danish avant garde drama disappoints Manchester audiences (Rousse)

We’d heard that the play was set in a railway carriage so TPR thought that the best place to sit would be the back of the stage. KA and I soon put him right, arguing that we didn’t want to … Continue reading

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Nifty Land Rover reverse manoeuvres (Rousse)

KNX impressed me once again. He jumped up into the off-white Land Rover, popped it into reverse, and backed it neatly into a spot closer to the house, thus giving space for the other vehicles to move. He’d also been … Continue reading

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When you just have to go (Rousse)

I found GG’s young son naked on the floor outside the bathroom door. ‘I’m desperate’, he said, ‘But JB is in there with medical staff and they won’t let me in’. I scooped him up and carried him out of … Continue reading

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The gym cheat (Rousse)

The official exit from the dodgy Indian gym was through a hole the size of a brick. I declared a bad back and sneaked out of the main door.

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