Tag Archives: Edinburgh

A diamond thief’s regrets (Rousse)

I decided to return S’s huge diamond engagement ring on the day of her wedding to my cousin TB. When I handed it over to her at the reception at the St James Hotel (Edinburgh) she told me that she … Continue reading

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Daily Mail sub-editor is secret small screen writer (Rousse)

I discovered that Daily Mail sub-editor RH was the secret writer of scores of award-winning television dramas. This was on the same day that I overheard him say that he hardly ever watched television. It was my brother-in-law JS who … Continue reading

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A lost watch in Edinburgh’s Stockbridge (Rousse)

I was struggling to quash the rumours that I was raiding public funds to finance all-expenses paid trips around the globe. In reality all my travel and associated expenses were being covered by my hosts, and not my employer. After … Continue reading

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Dull conversation with the disorganised (Rousse)

The young lad who had been telling us about his eastern European Jewish heritage skipped ahead along Bruntsfield Place and stopped at a fast food outlet where he ordered a doner kebab. When we reached him TPR thought about asking … Continue reading

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Student graffiti attack on west end Edinburgh flat (Rousse)

We had access to a huge flat in the west end of Edinburgh. Its owner was a young man who worked in finance. I got the impression that he hardly used this place at all. The vast rooms were almost … Continue reading

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The long route from Glasgow to Edinburgh (Rousse)

My brother-in-law MF was driving our car with TPR in the passenger seat. I was in the back with another brother-in-law, RH. It was going to be a long day. Our route was (1) Glasgow to Wisborough Green to drop … Continue reading

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Katie Price is a patchwork of plastic surgery (Rousse)

I joined Katie Price and Peter Mandelson as an extra on a film set in Edinburgh. Up close Katie Price looked terrible. Her face was a patchwork of plastic surgery and the reconstruction of her teeth barely disguised.

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