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Ian Rankin environmentalist (Rousse)

Ian Rankin (30) nodded with approval when I told him that nobody in our family of five owned a car. He also shared his excitement at developing a friendship with someone as old as me, and confirmed that he too … Continue reading

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A Stockton-on-Tees themed Christmas party (Rousse)

The theme of the staff Christmas party was Stockton-on-Tees. This was possibly in honour of me and EH, although we could not be certain. Whatever the reason, we were well qualified to comment on the town. I joked that we … Continue reading

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A family drive along the south coast (Rousse)

With my mother at the wheel, and all three sisters on the back seat with Baby Ted and my panda, we drove along the south coast of England. ‘Is that the Isle of Wight?’ I asked, pointing to a beautiful, … Continue reading

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A Coronavirus love story (Rousse)

Most of the mature students gathered around the table contributed enthusiastically to the discussion of the Coronavirus. The general consensus was that all efforts should be made to protect children from the disease. The man in the corner was a … Continue reading

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Puerile behaviour in Pitlochry (Rousse)

I knew that I had blown it when DM refused to hand over her car keys. I wanted to retrieve my flat shoes from the boot and exchange them for my high heels. Then I would be able to manage … Continue reading

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Posing in a posh car in Cardiff (Rousse)

Wealthy TV producer RJ invited me and a couple of others for a ride round town in his enormous car. The vehicle was a huge black and chrome gas guzzler with room for at least nine passengers. As guest of … Continue reading

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Suburban car smashing (Belle)

After the gun battle I followed the secret service guy down the central aisle of the tube train. I was determined to get in on the action. By the time we reached the front carriage we were actually passengers in … Continue reading

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