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The battle of St James’ Park (Rousse)

I climbed the concrete steps barefoot up to the top of the terraces of St James’ Park stadium. I found my seat amongst the other Newcastle United supporters, eagerly awaiting the start of the match against Bolton. A woman along … Continue reading

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Tour guide drugs deal at the World Trade Center (Rousse)

TPR and I wanted to take the guided tour of the World Trade Center, but there were no places available while all the staff were occupied looking after a huge party of school children. At lunchtime all went quiet – … Continue reading

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Evan Davies interviews for ‘How bad was my week?’

My sister S drove like a maniac along the Hebridean shoreline, skidding on seaweed and only narrowly avoiding the obstacles along the way – seals, children paddling, random tourists. From the back seat I screamed at her to slow down. … Continue reading

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How the other half (barely) lives (Rousse)

When I was supposed to be at work I poked around my sister J’s vastly extended house in West Sussex. On the ground floor there was a luxurious self-contained holiday cottage that looked out onto a large rectangular pond destined … Continue reading

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Introducing the London Dockland Golden Pyramid Cinema Complex and Ski Resort – and a skier in a Brian May wig (Rousse)

KPMG had poured millions into the construction of the London Dockland Golden Pyramid Cinema Complex and Ski Resort. The first time that I visited it I was convinced that I spotted my school friend KC with her husband and two … Continue reading

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Hamleys for the depressed (Rousse)

Bored, lonely and depressed in London, I headed off to Hamleys. On the ground floor I visited the dull Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy exhibition. Then I walked up several flights of stairs with a pair of very overweight American … Continue reading

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An encounter with a narcissist robot (Rousse)

I was an unexpected, and unwelcome, guest at the house of a woman who was in my year at school. We barely knew one another. I had simply spoken to EC, a retired accountant, at a couple of reunions in … Continue reading

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