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The drunkard and the dead dog of the depths (Rousse)

GG was so surprised to find me outside her house that she collapsed on the pavement in a heap before I even had a chance to greet her. When eventually she came too, she was delighted to meet me for … Continue reading

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An unhappy return to Nantes (Rousse)

Nantes was unrecognisable to me after my 33-year absence. I was also very nervous about returning to France barely able to speak French. It didn’t help that I had brought no French cash with me, and that the University sports … Continue reading

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Fat woman in White Stuff tunic dress is reckless on the roads (Rousse)

When they heard our news, my elderly parents drove all the way (all on their own) to visit us at our new house in East Lothian.  They stopped off at White Stuff in Edinburgh city centre on the way. There … Continue reading

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Frank Underwood comments on flood conditions (Rousse)

When I visited Frank Underwood in Washington I had no choice but to drive. As things turned out it was not as difficult as I feared to navigate the roads from the suburbs into the city centre. When I mentioned … Continue reading

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White whale skeleton is centre-piece at gold and black themed wedding (Rousse)

About a dozen of us volunteered to set the stage for MNX’s wedding. First we hung gold and black decorations around the hall. Then we manoeuvred the huge white whale skeleton into the window display. When everything was ready I … Continue reading

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Rwandan driver leads travellers a merry dance over the sand dunes of Holy Island with a horse (Rousse)

After an enormous breakfast of smoked salmon and roast potatoes – some of which I had to put back in the fridge because I simply couldn’t manage it all – I caught the train south. My travelling companions were TPR, … Continue reading

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Reasons not to move to the country (Rousse)

The front door of our flat was boarded up, and through the windows you could just see that all our belongings had been removed. So it was true. We were moving out of town into an old farm house, the … Continue reading

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