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Naked housework, phone swapping, and Doctor Who accessories (Rousse)

Naked, I tidied up my London flat. I moved slices of white bread from the first floor sitting room windowsill to the kitchen where they belonged. When I returned downstairs a fat woman brandishing a gun confronted me in the … Continue reading

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Rousse rejects a lover and kills a cat

The arrangements for our holiday were hardly ideal. I hadn’t managed to finish my conference paper in time so was obliged to take a stack of work with me, and when we arrived in Antigua we found that we’d been … Continue reading

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Queen cuts down official duties (Rousse)

The pensioner at the till was agog. Could it really be true that the Queen would put in an appearance later in the day? What on earth was she doing in a tea shop in St Ives? Yes, came the … Continue reading

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Civil attack at site of Glencoe massacre (Rousse)

The lateness of the hour and darkening sky put paid to our plan to walk over the mountains from Glencoe back to Edinburgh. SJ suggested that we hitch a lift instead, so we took our chances in a gravelled lay-by, … Continue reading

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iPad hidden feature revealed and pretty ponies perform (Rousse)

TPR looked so pale and I suspected that he had been crying. What had driven him to come to my office on campus in such a state? He pulled out his iPad and confessed that he had been monitoring my … Continue reading

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A stolen suitcase and Champagne for singles (Rousse)

Unless I was prepared to stay in London forever, I had to chance this last train to Edinburgh. I reasoned that if we reached Newcastle, I could always bail out and stay overnight with my parents. In the event it … Continue reading

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