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Death by blister (Rousse)

Conical blisters circled my wrists and upper arms like three-dimensional pink tattoos. Some might have called them pretty, if only they had not signalled my imminent death. Advertisements

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A hunt for Christopher Biggins near the offices of Forth FM (Rousse)

We cycled round and round the Leith roundabout, two of us sharing the bike. We discussed the dilemmas of parenthood for the single woman. For example, it is better to foster then adopt? Or should one return the fostered children … Continue reading

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Standing stones stand-off: Exmoor versus Edinburgh (Rousse)

The signs in the bog noted that the moorland belonged to AJ. Wasn’t she a friend of DT? This was perhaps why DT and KJ spent so much time on Exmoor? TPR drove the car over the rough ground so … Continue reading

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Virgin TV disappointment (Rousse)

TPR and I had two homes in Edinburgh. The first was a basement flat with excellent storage. The other was a bright, airy Newhaven apartment with open views across the Firth of Forth. Whenever we were in one we decided … Continue reading

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When popping out to the shop turns into a hunt for polar bears (Rousse)

The community shop at Timsgarry was doing a roaring trade, despite its endemic over-pricing. I picked up a pretty pair of purple sheepskin child’s slippers and baulked at the £83 tag. Meanwhile TPR was negotiating on a supply of brown … Continue reading

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Catching up with friends (Rousse)

I really needed to get out more. It was such a long time since I’d last seen NP that I assumed that the woman with long straight blond hair was her. Similarly, when I reported to DT and the rest … Continue reading

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Admiration for the ultimate Huf Haus garden accessory: a neolithic stone circle (Rousse)

I looked through the vast downstairs window of my friends’ Huf Haus and out across the Borders countryside. Strange in itself was a purple-blue sunset, but of far more interest to me was the neolithic stone circle in the foreground. … Continue reading

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