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Holidays for widows (Rousse)

Out of earshot TPR’s earshot, DJ told me that he and his wife FB were making plans for future holidays with me. ‘What about TPR?’ I asked? ‘He’ll have died of stress by then’, he responded without emotion.

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Kitchen cupboard killer (Rousse)

I could have done with TPR’s help as I hosted a small dinner party. Had he been around,  the guests would have probably eaten at the kitchen dining table (rather than in our bedroom), I would have remembered to serve … Continue reading

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Two dead queens and a kitchen conga (Rousse)

T arrived at our door in a terrible state. His marriage was on the rocks. and he had no idea how to win back L. I accompanied T back to his house by foot. We passed some of the royal … Continue reading

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Dead mackerel and a dead marriage (Rousse)

On the Sunday, we found dead mackerel strewn across the shoreline outside the hotel. I had hoped that we would spend the day together, but – as usual – TPR had other plans: to watch his friends play volleyball on … Continue reading

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Dinner for the dead and alive (Rousse)

They were all there – family members dead and alive at my maternal grandmother’s house: my uncle who had emigrated to Australia in the 1970s was on the lawn in the back garden with his younger daughter, who was photographing … Continue reading

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Badger captures squirrel (Rousse)

A badger sped past with a grey squirrel (most likely dead) in its mouth.

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Dead father dines (Rousse)

My mother’s driving was truly terrible. Why was she in such a rush to reach the coast? The beautiful weather was forecast to hold, so there really was no hurry. When we stopped at the hotel for lunch, it all … Continue reading

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Remembering the dead (Rousse)

L and TF were avoiding me because we had not acknowledged that the young woman killed in the terrorist attack was their daughter K’s best friend.

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Through the bedroom window – with dead pigeons (Rousse)

I was already distraught when I opened the bedroom shutters to find three live pigeons trapped between the wood and the window. I was beyond consolation when I saw through the glass that the back garden was completely overgrown.

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A (possibly) dead husband and a stolen Christmas parcel (Rousse)

Life had been difficult since TPR died of cancer, but I resolved to lead as ‘normal’ a life as possible, and went to work as usual. I needed to tell the powers that be that the arrangement for collecting deliveries … Continue reading

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