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A work affair avoided (Rousse)

A dip into time travel should have reminded my boyfriend of how he had changed over the past couple of years. To see him laughing and joking with his old colleagues only emphasised the dramatic shift in his personality. When … Continue reading

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People carrier test drive disaster (Rousse)

‘Mr F!’ I exclaimed when I saw TF in casual dress in the corridor at work. I wasn’t expecting to see him, so this was a lovely surprise. However, I was not the reason for his visit. He had come … Continue reading

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Novelist’s life work loss blamed on clumsy husband (Rousse)

I’d been complaining of TPR’s clumsiness for some time. Now he had managed to let a desktop PC, all the back-up disks for my novel-in-progress, and an old fashioned brick mobile telephone, fall from a third floor window and through … Continue reading

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The Manor House: an historical account (Rousse)

The journalist thrust a microphone into my face and demanded that I gave a full history of the Manor House from its origins as an eighteenth century farm house to the severe fire damage of July 2014. As we travelled … Continue reading

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Drunk driver claims “only quarter of a glass” defence (Rousse)

J drove us home from the restaurant. M sat in the front passenger seat, my father behind him, and my mother took the middle of the back seat. From my position behind J it soon became obvious that she was … Continue reading

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Car theft, breast milk, and a bump (Rousse)

I screamed at TPR that it was not our car, but he was so determined to catch the “crooks” that he did not hear me. He leapt on top of the driver at the wheel of the red MGB to … Continue reading

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How to stop puppy biting (Rousse)

Upstairs at the White House in my sister S’s room, the cocker spaniel puppy would not let go of my hand. His alligator teeth were well and truly clamped into my skin. I really had to shake him off before … Continue reading

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Scottish midges damage Inverness housing market prospects (Rousse)

We were looking around a new housing development in Inverness. Amongst the large modern yellow sandstone “executive homes” were grey monochrome Scooby Doo mansions, covered in creeper with their windows boarded up. “Let’s buy one of the wrecks and renovate … Continue reading

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Flat conversion plans (Rousse)

We inspected the damage the morning after the night before. I thought we’d picked out all the sleeping bodies amongst the debris of my parents’ post-party house, but my mother said that we should also check “the flat”. Until this … Continue reading

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How to post a brick (Rousse)

I was busy packing my teaching box to send to London. I really needed to include the house brick. However, I was worried that the brick might get damaged in transit (or damage the other contents of the box), as … Continue reading

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