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A Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Christmas surprise (Rousse)

TPR kept a shop not far from the Edinburgh city bypass. It sold traditional toys. One Christmas Eve I walked to the shop with KA. On the way I regaled her with tales of Queen Margaret College graduate MR, his … Continue reading

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Sacked Canadian soap actress is surprise guest at own retirement party (Rousse)

The out of work actress was a mutual friend of my cousins N and DT. Until recently she played a regular role in a Canadian television soap, but in the past couple of months her character had been written out … Continue reading

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A French language refresher course in Paris (Rousse)

I accepted the offer of a place in Paris to undertake a six-month long refresher course in French. Although downhearted at the prospect of a long time apart, TPR kindly accompanied me to France to help me settle in. The … Continue reading

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Entire Georgian terrace destroyed by fire (Rousse)

When we returned from our early morning run we noticed smoke leaking through the main door of number 15. We took no action. Two hours later the fire had spread along the street and firefighters were banging on every door. … Continue reading

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Party highs and lows (Rousse)

Finally reunited, it was going to take more than looking after a bunch of party guests to prise me away from my comfortable position wrapped around XY on the sofa. He was wearing me like a stole and I loved … Continue reading

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The Manor House: an historical account (Rousse)

The journalist thrust a microphone into my face and demanded that I gave a full history of the Manor House from its origins as an eighteenth century farm house to the severe fire damage of July 2014. As we travelled … Continue reading

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Poor lavatory location and an inadequate fire alarm (Rousse)

There was no mistake: this bed and breakfast was awful. How had they got away with positioning a toilet in the tiny dining room, and what use was a fire alarm system that relied on the proprietors shouting ‘Fire, fire’? … Continue reading

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