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Poor plane facilities and a pair of pale green eyes (Rousse)

JC booked a holiday for us all in Spain. She and her husband kindly collected us by car and drove us to the airport 300 miles south. There were all sorts of problems with the plane’s facilities. My Canadian cousin … Continue reading

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A new job at the University of Nowhere (Rousse)

My colleague called in sick, so I offered to take his class. My instructions were first to collect his teaching materials from the print room. These comprised: a selection of peer-reviewed journal articles, each in a buff folder; a special … Continue reading

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How to keep a loving relationship alive (Rousse)

Everyone was raving about a new BBC lifestyle documentary about keeping a loving relationship alive – starring my cousin SA and his wife LA! The quality of the production was superb, and it was no surprise that this show was … Continue reading

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Failed seduction in a Birmingham bedsit (Rousse)

Even though I vowed to him that I would never stray from the arms of TPR, my father’s cousin did his clumsy best to seduce me. His attachment to a thin ornamental walking cane – supposedly a support for his … Continue reading

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A Stockton-on-Tees themed Christmas party (Rousse)

The theme of the staff Christmas party was Stockton-on-Tees. This was possibly in honour of me and EH, although we could not be certain. Whatever the reason, we were well qualified to comment on the town. I joked that we … Continue reading

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Pandemic postpones Paris Olympics (Rousse)

The other passengers managed to haul me into the carriage when I took the stupid risk of ignoring the warning light and attempted to jump in at the very last moment. Now I could be certain that I would arrive … Continue reading

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Dangerous estuary bathing (Rousse)

My cousin BB was already bathing in the warm estuary while I was still struggling to get my dress over my head so that I could strip off to my underwear and join her in the water. The two women … Continue reading

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Film crew at the farm (Rousse)

My cousins’ farm was looking splendid. It was more spacious than ever, beautifully decorated, clean, tidy, and filled with friends. I was particularly impressed that B and J managed all the house work on their own. I wondered, however, at … Continue reading

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A jewellery box burglary (Rousse)

It had been a sticky meal all round and now my cousin’s wife SB was bringing a tray of red jellies out of the fridge. Meanwhile her daughter PB was ruining a pale leather jewellery box as she poked it … Continue reading

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Stolen secret family treasure (Rousse)

I reached up for the book on the top shelf in my long-dead paternal grandmother’s kitchen. ‘I’m taking Granny’s diary for safe-keeping’, I told my mother. We both knew that I would hide it from my sisters and cousins, and … Continue reading

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