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Defunct orange toilet stars in garden makeover disaster (Rousse)

I should never have allowed my sister S anywhere near my garden. It was now triangular in shape, with a steeply sloped lawn. She had planted the beds with huge white flowers, and at the point furthest from the house, … Continue reading

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Keith’s carpet (Rousse)

Former University of Birmingham astrophysicist Keith rented out rooms in his shared new-build house (with tiny kitchen). When we paid him a visit, I was delighted to discover that the flowery sitting room carpet was almost identical to the one … Continue reading

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Reptiles and serpents found at tropical wedding venue (Rousse)

DTJ and KJ were due to host their wedding celebration at a tropical hotel that was familiar to me and TPR. We picked up our wedding present for them – a huge canvas – and walked barefoot to the venue. … Continue reading

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Superman brings bouquet to beleaguered wife (Rousse)

Although we loved one another very much, TPR and I found it very difficult to live together. After we sold our flat to a young couple, I continued to stay there with them, and TPR moved out. One evening I … Continue reading

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An iPhone snapped in two (Rousse)

I unexpectedly found myself free one afternoon so I took a walk across the Meadows to photograph the flowers. There I found a huge gathering – mainly of women – at a celebration hosted by the University of Edinburgh. JS … Continue reading

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Door-to-door salesman firearms shocker (Rousse)

It was Sunday morning at 10:00am and we were still fast asleep when the doorbell rang. TPR grabbed his dressing gown and made a dash down the hallway to see who was calling. I followed him. Our caller was a … Continue reading

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The secret London wedding venue (Rousse)

All we wanted was some peace to enjoy a quiet barbecue for two in our little Edinburgh yard, but every so often friends would run down the steps to interrupt us. First came the F family, then LF and IF … Continue reading

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Thirsty Queen congratulates academic on latest leg of jubilee tour (Rousse)

For security reasons the date of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee visit to campus had been kept a closely guarded secret. It was a complete coincidence that I happened to come into the office on that particular day at the height … Continue reading

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Time-travelling Rupert Grint (as Ron Weasley) greets Rousse in the Kingdom of Fife

This was one of the most interesting research seminars that I had ever attended: it was just like a circus performance. My favourite act was the set of extremely flexible women gymnasts. They all started off in crab position, tightly … Continue reading

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An intruder, a storm, and the terrible after-effects of tree resin rain (Rousse)

There’d been a number of break-ins at our flat over recent weeks, none of which had triggered our burglar alarm. We were sure, however, that it was just matter of time before we would walk in on the culprit(s). When … Continue reading

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