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Hebridean pursuits: cycling, flying, and wildlife (Rousse)

We met the French cyclists when they came off the North Uist ferry. Exhausted and soaked, they were not happy tourists. We agreed that the Hebridean weather was not the easiest and, as illustration, I demonstrated how I could launch … Continue reading

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Flying ducks, a yellow Aga, and Nottingham University’s Nobel prize winners (Rousse)

I was appalled at how my sister S had persuaded my parents to change the decor of their house. Flying ducks climbed the drawing room wall to the left of the fireplace, the dining room was hung with shop sale … Continue reading

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A flying cat, a red-haired witch, and an all-inclusive school reunion in Stockton-on-Tees (Rousse)

A flying cat screeched as it swooped over us, the tips of its ears glowing fluorescent green in the darkening sky at dusk. It landed high above us in the canopy of the bare winter trees, only just visible as … Continue reading

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New canoe-carrying Dr Who takes to the Tardis (Rousse)

TPR signed up as Dr Who and appointed me as his assistant. To make the role his own, he took his canoe whenever he went. This meant that there was not enough space for me in the Tardis, so I … Continue reading

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Green teddy bears seek release from Edinburgh airport (Rousse)

For a reason that I could not understand AA and IR had clubbed together to buy me a celebratory present that comprised a collection of green cuddly toys and some rather bizarre clothing, much of it the same colour. Rather … 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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John Lewis suitcase switch and Tiffany diamond haul (Rousse)

In a flashback to the heady days of dot.com boom TPR and I flew to South Africa for an all-expenses paid incentive holiday in Pretoria. I was looking forward to comparing the twenty-first century experience of corporate excess with that … Continue reading

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A doomed flight from Japan (Rousse)

This was my second trip to the far east in a fortnight and, once again, I was astonished at the rudeness of the local population. I’d barely arrived in Japan and already airport staff had launched an enquiry into the … Continue reading

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First class to Washington with a ceilidh to organise at Buckingham Palace (Rousse)

I now understood why people had been complaining about airport security. I had managed to help a friend find his seat on a service to Germany even though I wasn’t carrying a boarding pass myself. TPR had also followed us … Continue reading

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Plane crashes on take-off at Scottish airport – Rousse’s sister unhurt

The plane crashed on attempting take-off at a Scottish airport. My sister J was amongst the passengers. She’d only been away for one night. Although she survived, in the chaos she lost all her belongings, including her ID, so had … Continue reading

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