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Caliper freedom (Rousse)

Holidaying with KA’s family was more fun than I anticipated, especially given the beautiful weather. As we returned to the house after another fun day, we discussed plans for dinner. My idea of a barbecue was very popular. We also … Continue reading

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Scaling walls on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne (Rousse)

There was no room for a staircase when the house on Holy Island was first built. Portable suction pads were provided to the residents so that they could scale the walls to reach the upper floors. My elderly mother was … Continue reading

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Travelling by minibus for tea with the Queen at Holyrood Palace (Rousse)

I was about to take my seat in the theatre when LF grabbed me from behind. ‘Hey’, she said, ‘Someone forgot the arrangement to meet outside!’ It was true. I had agreed to see her prior to the show, not … Continue reading

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Neglected baby suffers eye bleeds (Rousse)

I managed to keep the baby alive with the minimum of care. I only looked at it once a day when I fed it a bottle and changed its nappy. The only indication that it was in any distress was … Continue reading

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1970s bed linen, out of reach kitchen appliances, and a gift of £1000 (Rousse)

TPR and I were staying with KLX at his London flat while the rest of his family spent the summer in Ireland. KLX admitted that he wasn’t the best of housekeepers and asked me to help make up the beds … Continue reading

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First meeting with birth mother ends early when daughter falls asleep (Rousse)

The eldest sibling (or at least the one that I took to be the eldest) took me downstairs to meet the rest of the family. There was an awkward moment when neither I nor my mother knew how to greet … Continue reading

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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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