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2023 sycamore seedling infestation reaches new heights (Rousse)

I climbed high up the red brick wall that separated our back garden from the narrow yard next door. When I reached the top, I complained to myself about the mess of smashed clay plant pots and broken plastic containers … Continue reading

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A blond boy with no body (Rousse)

From photographs I always knew that N was a special little boy. It was only when I met him in person, however, that I understood the reason why. N was nothing but a head topped with blond hair. At night … Continue reading

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Richard Beckinsale offers protection against death eaters (Rousse)

KA rejected all of our holiday destination suggestions. The resort was too big/small, the beach too crowded/quiet, the weather too warm/cool. This was too much for us all. How could anyone else book their own holidays if they were dependent … Continue reading

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A lakeside retreat in the US (Rousse)

Our long drive across the states with cousins NT and DT eventually brought us to the beautiful detached red brick house of a slim, elderly black man. The building was crammed with fine antiques, including a handsome marquetry grandfather clock. … 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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Nepotism in academia and a quick departure (Rousse)

It was only when the lecturer said that we had to buy presents for the keynote speaker and ‘mom and dad’ that I understood how she had been appointed. Then I considered my own status as a former veterinary nurse. … Continue reading

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Novelist’s life work loss blamed on clumsy husband (Rousse)

I’d been complaining of TPR’s clumsiness for some time. Now he had managed to let a desktop PC, all the back-up disks for my novel-in-progress, and an old fashioned brick mobile telephone, fall from a third floor window and through … Continue reading

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Cheese throwing with Billy Connolly (Rousse)

Although the purpose of the exercise was unclear, I enjoyed an afternoon of ‘cheese chucking’ with Billy Connolly and BP. The concept was simple. All you had to do was throw lumps of cheese up onto a high shelf. I … Continue reading

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How to post a brick (Rousse)

I was busy packing my teaching box to send to London. I really needed to include the house brick. However, I was worried that the brick might get damaged in transit (or damage the other contents of the box), as … Continue reading

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Woman slave held captive in basement flat (Rousse)

Someone had thrown a brick through our study window. It must have been with some force: the brick had crashed through the shutters as well as the astragalled panes. We wondered whether this was anything to do with the shouting … Continue reading

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