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A flying visit to Nine Mile Burn (Rousse)

JM gave me very little time to consider the sense of his suggestion. ‘Just hold my hand tight, and everything will be fine’ he instructed. Then we jumped the twenty feet from the balcony into the school hall below. JM … Continue reading

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A secret exit from the British Library (Rousse)

I am one the few people who know the secret of the fifth floor of the British Library. If ever lost in this august building, you should come to this level and turn left along the balcony above the reading … Continue reading

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Exploding trains in London add to landfill problems (Rousse)

London was one huge rubbish tip. When TPR and I stepped off the train the only way out of the station was up a mountain of landfill. The next day we heard that a train had exploded on arrival at … Continue reading

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Return of the student bride (Rousse)

From a pretty ordinary hotel room TPR and I were upgraded to a massive suite. The room included a huge Georgian sideboard and a bed that was positioned in the open air on the balcony giving great views of the … Continue reading

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Unwise words and a Christmas tragedy on the Thames (Rousse)

“How awful that your daughter-in-law’s father is a crook, and that her mother is a burnt-to-a-crisp, over-tanned, airhead shopaholic!” said N. More awful was that she uttered these words while (unknowingly) sitting right next to the daughter-in-law in question. This … Continue reading

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A job role too far (Rousse)

I was in big trouble at work (again). I’d turned up 15 minutes late to the graduation ceremony. I sneaked up to the balcony and found a seat so that I could listen to the choral music. ED and an … Continue reading

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Grace van Cutsem at the Royal Wedding: Rousse sets the record straight

There was stiff competition from Princess Beatrice’s hat and Pippa Middleton’s bottom. However, for many, three-year-old bridesmaid Grace Van Cutsem stole the show at the Royal Wedding by frowning in frustration when Prince William kissed the new Duchess of Cambridge … Continue reading

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