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Strawberry-growing, shoe-designing Rousse

We had great success growing strawberries under our flourishing redcurrant bush. Our only mistake was to harvest the early fruit to ripen elsewhere while making room for the next crop. KT told us that doing so would ruin the soil, … Continue reading

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Academic is owner of magnificent mansion on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne (Rousse)

I knew that it was unconventional to take one’s sibling to a school management meeting, but now that mine worked at the University (albeit in a different department), I thought that I would get away with it. SS glanced over … Continue reading

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Sun protection – Australian style (Rousse)

I located my Uncle J soon after I arrived in Australia. He was busy pulling up plants in the part of the bush that he called his garden. “Get indoors!” he shouted in alarm, chasing after me. I ran into … Continue reading

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Koala bear on the loose in Manchester park (Rousse)

I was photographing wildlife in Alexandra Park with first year network computing student TB. Through the bushes we spotted a stag’s head. Then – even more exciting – I spied a koala bear half way up a tree. This was … Continue reading

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Muddy bush women prove excellent runners (Rousse)

I was doing well, hill training with LM and SS in the woods. On the way back up through the trees I bounded past the pair of them with hardly a need to draw breath. My athletic achievement was soon … Continue reading

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Here we go round the Mulberry bush – with an image problem to address (Rousse)

I knew very little about marketing yet had been co-opted onto the national committee of a professional body to help sort out its image “problem”. I agreed to meet the two young members of male staff who had summoned me … Continue reading

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Babe in the bushes (Rousse)

Something caught my eye as I peered out of the bathroom window. At first I thought it was a squirrel in the shrubbery, but when I opened the back door and stepped out into the garden I realised that the … Continue reading

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