Tag Archives: collection

Collecting Finlandia porcelain (Rousse)

I returned to my old office on campus to fetch the remnants of my antique Finlandia porcelain collection from the shelves. These were the last of my belongings to take home. I hoped to see BR while I was there, … Continue reading

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Cashing in on a celebrity friendship (Rousse)

Now a world-famous actor earning millions, AO was hot news for all the tabloids and celebrity magazines. It dawned on me that I could earn a small fortune by selling to the press the photographs that I kept of this … Continue reading

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A Pelham puppet tangle (Rousse)

PC and SA cleared out the unused contents of their house. I had never seen such an impressive collection of clutter. My favourite item amongst the mess of random objects was a sad, faded yellow, wooden Pelham puppet trapped in … Continue reading

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Free babysitting deal is not all that it seems in Barcelona hotel (Rousse)

I was in Barcelona for work with TPR, although what we were actually doing there was unclear. My main interest was the beach (which I had missed completely on my last visit), and spending time with various friends who were … Continue reading

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Couple transform modest semi into feline zoo with big cat pet collection (Rousse)

P and S sold their place in the country as they moved nearly all their investments out of property. They were now living in a modest 1970s semi on a small housing estate. P invited a bunch of school friends … Continue reading

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Winnie the Pooh Disney figurine: ideal garden ornament (Rousse)

TPR proudly showed off his latest acquisition from the communal rubbish bins: a small Disney figurine of Winnie the Pooh. He planted it with the rest of his gnome collection next to the garden pond.

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Photo opportunities and a lecture on spending (Rousse)

We raced to the top of the hill with the dog to photograph the amazing sunset over Oban. We almost caused an accident when a red setter chased us and then ran into the road. Then it was back to … Continue reading

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A car accessory catalogue obsession (Rousse)

TPR had a new hobby – cropping pictures of petrol cans from car accessory catalogues and reassembling them as colour-coordinated collections in Mac photo albums.

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To Australia by sea with an unlimited baggage allowance (Rousse)

It was so frustrating to find that both my meetings with the Scottish Government and Skills Development Scotland were cancelled. What made it worse was only discovering this news on arrival at the offices: first at Saughton House, and then … Continue reading

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What to do in New York: basketball versus shoes? (Rousse)

I was an unwilling tourist in New York. KA and AM had forced me to cross the Atlantic, convinced that I would be interested in watching a basketball game starring TPR playing in the Sun Microsystems national team. I was … Continue reading

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