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Intimate grape ritual (Rousse)

I hand-fed CQX grapes one by one, just as he liked it. I hoped that none of my colleagues across the room were paying attention to this intimate ritual.

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Dog survives 36 hours trapped under car (Rousse)

We drove all the way to Manchester with CM’s dog P trapped underneath the car. TPR was so busy on arrival setting up business deals (in his suit) that he completely forgot about the dog for a further 24 hours. … Continue reading

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Broad bean babies transform into aconites (Rousse)

My cousin EV asked if we could look after her newborn baby. I was very nervous about accepting the invitation, especially since the baby was only the size of a broad bean. It was obvious that this would be a … Continue reading

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Babysitter force-feeds chocolate to foreign child in her care (Rousse)

I was appalled at the contents of my sister’s handbag. It was stuffed with sweets and chocolates, from Werther’s originals to a type of Walnut Whip crossed with a Cadbury’s Creme egg that I had never encountered before. My sister … Continue reading

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How to feed a baby pigeon and other vital advice (Rousse)

I kept a baby pigeon in a tiny cage in the corner of my granny’s kitchen. I regretted my decision to store his favourite food (fresh broccoli) with the coal in the bucket next to the back door. The coal … Continue reading

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Rousse avoids a run

I knew that I really ought to go out for a run, but how could I while KR was force-feeding me freshly-baked, soft, melt-in-the-mouth chocolate chip cookies – and the urgency of painting the doorway into my bedroom presented itself … Continue reading

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What to feed babies (Rousse)

I herded my class of blue-uniformed 15 year-olds into a queue outside the remote former school house. The retired head mistress emerged to invite them in, and they settled into their places for an authentic school dinner of past times. … Continue reading

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