Tag Archives: brother-in-law

The long route from Glasgow to Edinburgh (Rousse)

My brother-in-law MF was driving our car with TPR in the passenger seat. I was in the back with another brother-in-law, RH. It was going to be a long day. Our route was (1) Glasgow to Wisborough Green to drop … Continue reading

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Renovating the renovations (Rousse)

My mother-in-law and brother-in-law AG had spend the night side-by-side in single beds in my old bedroom in Birmingham. I asked them how they had slept. All had been fine, but they suggested that we redecorate the room. It actually … Continue reading

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New Ullapool-Stornoway ferry service declared ‘hopeless’ as passenger almost drowns (Rousse)

My sister, brother-in-law, nephew, niece and I were all travelling to the Isle of Lewis. The new ferry service was hopeless. My sister made the journey even more miserable for me by refusing access to a change of clothes and … Continue reading

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How to get through a breakup (Rousse)

It was all over. TPR had found someone else and all that past talk of ‘Love you forever’ was disregarded. He flinched just a little when I enquired about the arrangements for his brother-in-law Neil’s birthday party (just a couple … Continue reading

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Aidan Turner joins the family (Rousse)

Aidan Turner met my sister J over a game of Pictionary, and now they were a couple. He was the most beautiful man I had ever met. What is more, the Poldark actor was a mathematical genius. He and TPR … Continue reading

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Starlight Express on Ice: an unpopular option (Rousse)

Belle flicked through the laminated pages of a brochure that advertised Starlight Express on ice. “Would you like to come?” she suggested wickedly, in full knowledge that I detested such nonsense. I did not respond, but instead left her to … Continue reading

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David Tennant dons disguise for Dr Who day visits (Rousse)

The timelord had landed. I knew this because I heard a clatter of footsteps as the Doctor and his crew descended the steps to our basement flat. David Tennant had made some effort to disguise himself by blackening his face, … Continue reading

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A coiled sausage surprise at the White House (Rousse)

I found the uncooked dinner on the staircase after KA and I returned from the swamp. I wondered whether the coiled sausage in puff pastry would be enough for us all: me, KA, KS and HT. My mother would know. … Continue reading

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A coping strategy for the strangely blind (Rousse)

I suffered from an extremely rare form of blindness. Although I still had my sight, what I saw was completely different from what everyone else could see. I did all I could to disguise my disability by listening very carefully … Continue reading

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Watching Wimbledon with wool and whelks (Rousse)

I was an intern for a large multinational company. They didn’t really know what to do with me, so I ended up staffing the main reception desk with a team of young men dressed in black trousers, dark grey shirts … Continue reading

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