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Duchess of Cambridge travels incognito by public transport to Norwich (Rousse)

My new best friend the Duchess of Cambridge and I travelled by bus and train to Norwich. My companion blended in well: none of the other passengers spotted royalty in their midst. When we diverted via Bristol, I offered to … Continue reading

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Fly-tippers and drunks (Rousse)

I expected to sit with JB (resplendent in a green dress) at table 19 at the staff meeting, but instead found myself next to GR. Even though retired for almost a year, LM joined us. GR had just swept the … Continue reading

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Prince Harry and high heels (Rousse)

I travelled to locked down London for training as a new member of the British Secret Service. England’s capital city looked, and sounded, very quiet. I could even hear bird song through the closed top deck bus windows. Soon I … Continue reading

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Turning down Loughborough (Rousse)

I performed well in my interview for a chair at Loughborough University, and it came as no surprise when Eric (the Head of School) offered me the job. I was delighted with this outcome, as was AM, who had always … Continue reading

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A small-scale red double decker London bus driver and his emigrant wife (Rousse)

My father-in-law proudly showed off his new wheels: a small-scale red double decker London bus. This was not the most practical of family vehicles, especially since its brake was of the same design as that found on a child’s scooter. … Continue reading

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Pussy cats at the Old Ladies’ Lunch (Rousse)

At the end of the Christmas holiday, my mother and I were guests of MB at the Old Ladies’ Lunch in Humshaugh. (I was a little offended at the invitation, but not sufficiently to refuse a good meal.) Two ‘spare’ … Continue reading

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A culprit and Akita Staffordshire bull terrier cross dogs (Rousse)

I should have been convicted of causing a death by dangerous driving of a Lothian Buses double decker. I escaped this fate thanks to the snow that covered up all evidence of my involvement. Pinning the blame on a homeless … Continue reading

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Tuneless with teddies in bed on YouTube (Rousse)

In the YouTube video JS lay in bed flanked by two handmade brushed cotton teddy bears – both creations of mine from the 1990s.  She was singing along to karaoke tunes selected by her husband RR. I showed a clip … Continue reading

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AirBnB in a double decker bus (Rousse)

We were trying to persuade my mother to rent out the static caravan in her garden as an AirBnB. We took her on a bus ride to show her how this could be done: the bus itself had been converted … Continue reading

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Hotel holds guest’s underwear hostage (Rousse)

AH, CS, NY and SY pulled up outside the house bang on time at 3pm. ‘Look what we’ve brought!’ showed off AH, as he dragged two life-size cardboard cut-outs of me and TPR into the house. Each with a mop … Continue reading

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