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Defunct orange toilet stars in garden makeover disaster (Rousse)

I should never have allowed my sister S anywhere near my garden. It was now triangular in shape, with a steeply sloped lawn. She had planted the beds with huge white flowers, and at the point furthest from the house, … Continue reading

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House clearance ‘burglary’ (Rousse)

I stood outside our building and watched several members of an Indian family empty the ground floor flat. When yet another a young man came out of the front door – this one carrying a neat pile of brown bed … Continue reading

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Naked office party animals dance til dawn (Rousse)

Belle and I were both wrecked after the work party – she from alcohol consumption, I from lack of sleep. It was the receptionist who discovered us still attempting to dance in the office the following morning. She was a … Continue reading

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A coronavirus lockdown bike ride to Luce (Rousse)

The building work at the St James Centre finally complete, our flat on the ground floor of John Lewis now had a big picture window that looked out on to a massive plaza. Of course, a corollary of this was … Continue reading

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How to deal with a partner who snores (Rousse)

All six of us – PM, SM, LF, TF, TPR and I – were away from home for a night together. In our shared room, SM took the divan and I the camp bed next to it. When I woke … Continue reading

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Sleeping in reception and a London lay-over (Rousse)

I climbed into my bed in the lobby of the London hotel under the watchful eye of the staff on the reception desk. Just as I was drifting off to sleep, one of them informed me that a PhD student … Continue reading

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Coach plunges into Scottish loch, many feared drowned (Rousse)

As the coach left the outskirts of Glasgow, I tested the reclining bed that I had discovered next to the window. It was very versatile, with several options for its positioning. The traffic had thinned out by the time we … Continue reading

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A (possibly) dead husband and a stolen Christmas parcel (Rousse)

Life had been difficult since TPR died of cancer, but I resolved to lead as ‘normal’ a life as possible, and went to work as usual. I needed to tell the powers that be that the arrangement for collecting deliveries … Continue reading

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Uncomfortable beds and cold porridge (Rousse)

I was a terrible hostess. I forced my overnight guests to sleep on spin cycles, then made them wait for hours for the cold porridge that I served at breakfast.

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Octogenarian bed-hopping (Rousse)

When we woke in the morning my husband and I found my eighty year-old mother comfortably sandwiched between us in our king-sized bed. At which point during the night had she sneaked in without our noticing? How could we politely … Continue reading

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