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Chinese burns in Cincinnati (Rousse)

We were going to join FR in the US. The idea was to first fly to her town in the north. then we would travel south with her to Cincinnati. We checked our bikes in as hold luggage in the … Continue reading

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Lunch in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris (Rousse)

On the day that I chucked ECM for writing the most cruel anonymous letters about me I went out for lunch with the M family in the Bois de Boulogne. Other guests at the table included my sister S, and … Continue reading

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A cruel white lichen attack (Rousse)

I hadn’t appreciated the poor state of public transport in the US until I attempted to use the service to get from a conference hotel to an airport. The driver and his lackeys were particularly unkind to passengers. They did … Continue reading

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Cruel dangers of extreme abseiling (Rousse)

JM insisted that extreme abseiling was just the sport for us. One day he invited us along to see members of his club in action. From a short distance we watched nervously as LS dropped down the grey crags on … Continue reading

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David Mitchell’s ancestors and Rabelais (Rousse)

David Mitchell and I were meant to be studying, but we kept on catching one another’s eye across the library table. As I wondered what it must be like to be married to him (lucky Victoria Coren) I found it … Continue reading

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Call me doctor, and please support the pandas (Rousse)

I never thought that I would be forced to encounter sixth form bullies Nasty N and Crafty C after I left school, but here they were, just across the room. It was over thirty years too late, but now – … Continue reading

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