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Why bother with home-made Christmas cards? (Rousse)

EH sat at the far end of the sofa, watching me as I cut out shapes from unused Christmas cards to make some cards of my own. ‘What is the point of doing that?’ she asked. ‘I like to make … Continue reading

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Finns support childcare specialist spread the news in Northumberland (Rousse)

KA passed around a set of printed cards. ‘I very much hope you can come along to my talk on childcare at the Queen’s Hall, Hexham’ she said. ‘It’s sponsored by the University of Kent and Åbo Akademi, Finland’.

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Rousse’s one night stand

I had been a faithful wife for almost three decades and now I’d blown it after a brief (but fun) encounter with XY (also married) in the marital bed while TPR was fast asleep along the corridor in the spare … Continue reading

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Handbag thief victim found in possession of illegal currency (Rousse)

I eventually worked out that my little soft blue shoulder bag had probably been stolen in York, possibly at the railway station or from the train. Wherever this incident took place, it was extremely inconvenient. Months later I was very … Continue reading

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Belle’s bad night’s sleep and Rousse’s dental surprise (Rousse)

“How did you sleep?” I asked Belle. “Not well at all” she replied. Unfortunately for her she had bedded down after the party in the room next to the staircase that led to my sister S’s bedroom. S and her … Continue reading

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Toilet drugs haul (Rousse)

I heard that there was “free stuff” in the men’s toilets. I hovered by the door and managed to catch a glimpse of the goods on a desk: a mix of pink 40th and 50th birthday cards, plus some pens … Continue reading

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Mick Jagger tops celebrity guest list at Pope’s parade (Rousse)

I fought away the fans eager to press their business cards into my hand. It was flattering that they held me in such high regard, but I didn’t really deserve all this attention. If anyone here wanted to see somebody … Continue reading

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