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An abandoned banana baby (Rousse)

The Pitlochry guest house was not to my tastes at all. The proprietor behaved as if she was everyone’s best friend, but I could see through her act. All that interested her was the fastest means of extracting as much … Continue reading

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A present of chocolate bananas (Rousse)

While I checked out the porcelain dishes, vases, jugs and bowls (some of which almost looked like glug jugs), DB bought me a bag of white and dark chocolate bananas.

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A catering nightmare with Ambrosia Devon custard (Rousse)

The house was packed with guests, all of whom expected a pudding after their main course. What would I serve them? I had nothing planned. Then I remembered that we had a few bananas and some Ambrosia Devon custard in … Continue reading

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Stockton Sixth Form College students take to the skies and survive the flood (Rousse)

Very few of the staff who taught me were still now working at the Stockton Sixth Form College. The only teacher that I recognised was Mr X, still sporting his distinctive comb-over. I found ECM queening it over everyone in … Continue reading

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Supermarket staff sample new Yazoo milkshake range: chilled coffee (Rousse)

The manager at the meat counter was clearly appalled to hear his colleague K tease one of his best customers (me) for her absent-mindedness. When she then asked me to fetch her a frozen banana-flavoured Yazoo drink from the chilled … Continue reading

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The perils of shopping in Manchester (Rousse)

My recent experience proved that trading standards really needed to sort out the Manchester market trader problem. A stall owner almost sold me a “solid gold” chain at a knock-down price. I only backed out of the deal when she … Continue reading

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An afternoon with David Mitchell (Rousse)

The black banana that promised to contain a map inside was a grave disappointment. Now my sister J and I were lost with two Canadian cousins somewhere in the south of England with no idea of how to reach the … Continue reading

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