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A hotel bedroom foursome (Rousse)

We were surprised when the blonde woman sunbathing nearby introduced us to her friends. ‘We met here last year’, she reminded us. ‘We live in Geneva. Our son is also called T’. Now, that my memory was jogged, I remembered … Continue reading

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Staying with friends during house renovations, and a parsnip cheese (Rousse)

While their flat was being renovated BM and RG initially stayed with MSB and DB, but now it was our turn to play host. We didn’t have much space for them because there were many others also in residence at … Continue reading

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A storybook bedroom with spiral staircase (Rousse)

My husband and I snuggled down together in a bedroom that could have featured on the pages of a children’s storybook. The walls were papered with jolly seaside scenes, traditional toys were scattered on the floor, and ornamental mechanical soldiers, … Continue reading

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Bedroom temptation and robots (Rousse)

TPR vacated the bed for B, who pleased me enormously by stretching over to turn on the World Service. ‘This is my kind of night-time companion’, I concluded, then rolled over onto my side in anticipation of sleep. Unfortunately sleep … Continue reading

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Sating a stationery obsession (Rousse)

In the summer we would walk over the hills to the beach on the other side. We could even take bikes, so long as we were prepared to carry them part of the way. For the time being while it … Continue reading

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Black M&S knickers laundered for the overworked academic (Rousse)

It was inevitable that I would eventually just give in to my workload and move onto campus. My new “home” was a small space at the end of a bench of computers in a noisy student lab: we had words … Continue reading

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What Rousse learnt last night

Startling news I learnt last night: The night-time taxi fare from central London to Reading is only £10.02. My friend V has multiple pseudonyms (including “Deany”), and was the head girl at her Swiss boarding school. My new American lodger … Continue reading

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