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Edinburgh tram extension stretches to Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Rousse)

The Edinburgh tram line extension stretched all the way to Newcastle-upon-Tyne. I sat at the front of the vehicle with a Chinese man, his baby and his toddler. He was very impressed with the at-seat baby changing facilities. Advertisements

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An heiress makes plans (Rousse)

I was trapped inside the house that I had inherited from my maternal grandmother. I could happily entertain myself by revisiting all the rooms that I remembered from my childhood, and perusing the contents of the cupboards. All the crystal … Continue reading

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National Insurance contributions for a private school teacher (Rousse)

I accepted a job as a teacher at the tiny private prep school that my grandmother operated from the extension at the back of her house. I hoped that this was all above board, and that she would pay my … Continue reading

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Television time delayed due to water allergy (Rousse)

My sister JMH and brother-in-law had added another extension to their house. This was an enormous bathroom off the kitchen. Its ‘walls’ were made of canvas and decorated with swirly orange 1970s patterns. In the kitchen itself they had installed … Continue reading

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Toddler emergency essentials (Rousse)

Three days after explaining to MSB why we were childless, I gave birth to a fully-formed toddler. While we wondered how we would break this news to our families (TPR’s mother would be delighted, our nephews and nieces probably less … Continue reading

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Camels and elephants spotted in British coastal waters (Rousse)

Although it had become rather shabby, so far there had been no good reason to redecorate the rooms at the back of our flat. The kitchen was serviceable (provided that you remembered that the hob on the oven could never … Continue reading

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