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Cocaine and cheese on self-driving buses in Nantes (Rousse)

I was back in Nantes. This city had changed in the four decades since I left. Here the buses were self-driving, and you paid your fare in lumps of cheese or cocaine. Some passengers, including myself, found it difficult to … Continue reading

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Lazy Lady Gaga (Rousse)

I gatecrashed a gathering of famous female pop stars and actors in the Durness community hall. I persuaded them that I was their fitness instructor and insisted that nobody was exempt from my exercise class. None of them really wanted … Continue reading

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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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Tech company takes on cheese market (Belle)

I was working for a trendy tech company which was attempting to diversify its portfolio. The staff memo (“We are now a cheese company too!”) took quite a few of us by surprise.  The initiative struck me as poor business. … Continue reading

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An American cheese snatcher (Rousse)

At last our obnoxious American visitor was leaving the country – but why were members of my family wrapping up all our spare cheese as a farewell gift for her? I was going to use it in my cooking.

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Staying with friends during house renovations, and a parsnip cheese (Rousse)

While their flat was being renovated BM and RG initially stayed with MSB and DB, but now it was our turn to play host. We didn’t have much space for them because there were many others also in residence at … Continue reading

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Buffet table left-overs sweep (Rousse)

The flat was very similar to the one that TPR and I shared when we first moved here. It was strange to think that we once fitted all our belongings into such a small space. Then I saw all the … Continue reading

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A name change to Simon (Rousse)

‘And this is Simon’, I announced, as the others took their seats at the table for a cheese feast. JG looked a little puzzled. Why had I rechristened him? I had no idea myself! Nevertheless he went along with his … Continue reading

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Cheese at the seaside (Rousse)

JC and I forgot to pick up the picnic, but at least we had the lumps of cheddar cheese that I always carried in my purple wool glove. We scattered these over the fields as we ran down to the … Continue reading

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Flirting over a bag of Lochinver pies, cheese and ham rolls – and WhatsApp (Rousse)

When we returned from Aberdeen we remembered that we needed to pick up our end of term present from work. This comprised a brown paper bag that contained a Lochinver pie and enough ham and cheese rolls to last the … Continue reading

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