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Giving up on Argyll (Rousse)

I loved the beautiful arts and crafts house in Argyll that I shared with my parents and husband, so I was devastated when my father announced that he had had enough of the poor road links and isolation and would … Continue reading

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Rick Parfitt top tipper (Rousse)

Status Quo’s Rick Parfitt lay on the top of the bed in my ornate Victorian bedroom. He was doing his best to tempt me back to his own house, but I was not interested in following him. Instead I was … Continue reading

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Cashing in on a celebrity friendship (Rousse)

Now a world-famous actor earning millions, AO was hot news for all the tabloids and celebrity magazines. It dawned on me that I could earn a small fortune by selling to the press the photographs that I kept of this … Continue reading

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Secrets by hypnosis in a skimpy black swimsuit (Rousse)

The power of the hypnotist was such that I couldn’t remember my taxi journey to the theatre. I could, however, recall standing in a revealing skimpy black swimsuit spilling every secret of the vast fortune that I had accumulated over … Continue reading

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The Fringe, Finchley, and frightening fiction (Rousse)

One of the women at the café table turned to me and asked how I was enjoying my annual trip up to Edinburgh and the fringe festival. I politely explained that I was a resident of this fine city, so … Continue reading

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Cerys Matthews, fortune teller (Belle)

My friend told me I should walk to Brewer Street where I would find ‘adorable and affordable’ dresses.  However, along the way I joined a queue to have my fortune read by Cerys Matthews.  Cerys was standing behind a counter … Continue reading

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A greedy dumped wife (Rousse)

When we returned from our holiday, TPR told me he was serious this time: he no longer wanted me, not even if I turned a blind eye to his affairs. Fortunately for me, CSX was waiting in the wings, ready … Continue reading

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Calorie burning and a code cracker (Rousse)

I invented a new form of fitness equipment that would make my fortune. It was a type of spinning tray that could be used at home on any carpeted floor. Never had burning calories been so much fun! TPR interrupted … Continue reading

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Distracted by next season’s fashion must-haves and Harry Potter in French (Rousse)

At the height of summer I was living in North Berwick and working in Edinburgh, desperate to finish the data analysis and write-up of my second PhD. On the days that I couldn’t cadge a lift along the by-pass with … Continue reading

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Loose change found in red telephone box is small fortune to lonely lochside walker (Rousse)

I walked for miles and miles alone, without a single podcast, in shorts and sandals along the loch side. By the time I reached the village at around the mid-point of the 32-mile route, however, I was missing TPR’s company. … Continue reading

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