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Arty party ends in dreadful drowning (Rousse)

While we were out, my sister S invited an entire year group of art students to our Edinburgh flat. She had captured them on the promise of a workshop on the interpretation of lived experience of mental illness in creative … Continue reading

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No toilet Tokyo (Rousse)

I knew that space was at a premium in Tokyo, but I had no idea of the impact of this on the population’s everyday habits until I visited the city myself. My host family of three was very welcoming. On … Continue reading

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Indoor snow (Rousse)

TPR urged me not to force the bedroom door. A metre of snow was piled up behind it in the hall. This was an unfortunate result of climate change.

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Horse head hood hotel hillock attire (Rousse)

After a two year break due to pandemic restrictions, conference season was once more in full swing. I joined the throng in the registration queue, looking forward to dropping off my case in my hotel bedroom and seeing the colleagues … Continue reading

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A naked man and an almost naked swimmer (Rousse)

BD slipped through the door that connected his flat to ours. It was lovely to see him, but I’d rather that he’d visit clothed. He told me that he had run out of underwear and asked me if I thought … Continue reading

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Through the bedroom window – with dead pigeons (Rousse)

I was already distraught when I opened the bedroom shutters to find three live pigeons trapped between the wood and the window. I was beyond consolation when I saw through the glass that the back garden was completely overgrown.

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From swimming with killer whales to selling Christmas tat on eBay (Rousse)

My sister S was very busy. First she changed into her red bathing costume and jumped into the sea for a swim. I was grateful that the school of killer whales did not pay her any attention. Next she was … Continue reading

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Rejected from the religious romp (Belle)

The priests I stayed with were famous Europe-wide for their “anything goes, drop in and drop them” party nights.  But whatever I did, and whatever heavy hints I dropped, I was never invited. I was, however, allowed to walk through … Continue reading

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Excess roller skates (Rousse)

I tripped over 15 old pairs of roller skates – just another pile of unlikely detritus unearthed from my sister’s chaotic bedroom hoard.

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A lochside home with a tiny, floppy, brown cow (Rousse)

When we heard that BP was vacating his flat at the Pleasance, TPR and I said that we might be interested in it. However, since it was accessed through a gym, we had to wait until opening time to view … Continue reading

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