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Keith’s carpet (Rousse)

Former University of Birmingham astrophysicist Keith rented out rooms in his shared new-build house (with tiny kitchen). When we paid him a visit, I was delighted to discover that the flowery sitting room carpet was almost identical to the one … Continue reading

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Oscars red carpet fail averted (Rousse)

How could I tell my cousin NT, as well as his wife DT who had selected the outfit, that a 1970s shocking pink velvet suit, complete with oversize lapels and 24 inch flared trousers, was not a good look for … Continue reading

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Tamsin Greig caught up in sewage crisis (Rousse)

No wonder our tiny bathroom was awash with debris from the domestic sewage system. There were simply far too many people in the house, and the drains could no longer cope with the increased use of the facilities. Somehow TPR … Continue reading

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A graffiti grudge (Rousse)

We knew that something was wrong as soon as we emerged from our bedroom and walked into the hall. Someone had broken into our flat and scrawled messages in silver ink on the carpet. In the kitchen similar graffiti covered … Continue reading

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Calorie burning and a code cracker (Rousse)

I invented a new form of fitness equipment that would make my fortune. It was a type of spinning tray that could be used at home on any carpeted floor. Never had burning calories been so much fun! TPR interrupted … Continue reading

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A drone pest comes up trumps (Rousse)

I was playing with Lego on the old drawing room carpet when a drone flew overhead. ‘I’m sure that flying at this level must be illegal’ I said to my small companion. The drone then shot away – only to … Continue reading

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A dull metal sparkle dress for the White House Ball (Rousse)

The other two women in the dressing room had attended balls at the White House on many other similar occasions, but this was my first time. I had no say in my outfit. It was delivered with the gowns for … Continue reading

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Travelling by minibus for tea with the Queen at Holyrood Palace (Rousse)

I was about to take my seat in the theatre when LF grabbed me from behind. ‘Hey’, she said, ‘Someone forgot the arrangement to meet outside!’ It was true. I had agreed to see her prior to the show, not … Continue reading

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From drama to dental school in California (Rousse)

I was in California on business for two weeks. TPR and my niece B accompanied me. B was about to start drama school there as an international student. We thought it important to check out her new university, not least … Continue reading

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A freezer door, dirty washing, a herd of elephants, greyhounds, a dead dog, and £100k of ruined camera equipment (Rousse)

I was over at RR’s flat helping out with a few things, including an open freezer door. TPR came along for the ride with his guitar and a couple of amps. It was our last day before heading off on … Continue reading

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