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Things to do in Paris (Rousse)

The 2:00am train to Paris from Edinburgh was packed. I lost SL and the boys in the crowd of passengers as soon as I boarded and ended up sitting on the floor in the last coach. Only much later on … Continue reading

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A secret exit from the British Library (Rousse)

I am one the few people who know the secret of the fifth floor of the British Library. If ever lost in this august building, you should come to this level and turn left along the balcony above the reading … Continue reading

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Ginger hotel cat is famous actress in disguise (Rousse)

While the slim, male, hotel receptionist tapped at the keyboard with his highly polished nails (deep burgundy) I marvelled at the size of the enormous ginger cat, sprawled on the floor beneath my feet. I soon learnt that this was … Continue reading

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‘Intelligence calipers’ measure IQs of aspiring spooks (Rousse)

The job advert had read ‘civil servant’ but I knew that the panel members opposite me were assessing my suitability for a role that included subterfuge, espionage, honeypots, and data decryption. I played along answering the standard interview questions with … Continue reading

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A tidy up cheat and a water leak (Rousse)

My parents insisted that my sister clear up her mess downstairs and – remarkably – she set about the task. However, on close inspection I could see that all she was doing was stuffing black bin liners randomly with her … Continue reading

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Bold in boots and bra under tight-fit trouser suit (Rousse)

I didn’t want to join the party too early so I took my time over my choice of outfit. My sister J walked into the room just as I was putting on a pale blue tight-fit cotton trouser suit with … 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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