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Newsagent exploits his neighbours (Rousse)

I was staying in the tiny estate house that belonged to the family of my school friend KM. They lived next door to a newsagent. I looked out of the window and asked who cared for the patch of green … Continue reading

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Books, visitors, and plans for Christmas 2016 at the newly acquired guest house (Rousse)

The guest house was now in the hands of MB. This meant that there was a completely different library of old books from which to retrieve your reading material. I soon worked my way through modern literary fiction, but then … Continue reading

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Three services for late academic (Rousse)

My colleague BEX was dead. Instead of a single funeral, three services were due to take place in honour of his memory. One was in an Anglican church, another in a Catholic cathedral, and the third was the private family … Continue reading

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Excess body hair and changes in the weather (Rousse)

The reunion brought together folk from my family (my sisters J and S), school (GB and JB now divorced, but at least willing to attend the same event even if they would not acknowledge one another), and university (JS with … Continue reading

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Jill Archer steps in (Rousse)

Jill Archer was running around looking after my cousins and their families. Only that morning she had booked N’s wife J’s car in for repair following the accident, and dealt with the insurance claim. This meant that the three brothers … Continue reading

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A Canadian pork pie picnic (Rousse)

We drove for miles and miles along Canadian single track roads. I doubted TPR’s navigation skills, but he was convinced that he knew the route to our cousins in Toronto – even without a map. Eventually we reached our final … Continue reading

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Where to source Moomin wrapping paper (Rousse)

Delegates who bought conference souvenirs of the conference were wrapping them up in Moomin paper as presents for friends and family back at home. Due to luggage restrictions – and laziness – most people were only using tiny sections of … Continue reading

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