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Sheffield surprise for a claustrophobic (Rousse)

I couldn’t reach the department at the University of Sheffield because they had made no provision for anyone who suffered from claustrophobia when designing the entrance to the building. I told PC that I was far too frightened to squeeze … Continue reading

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Meeting a metal-framed monarch mother at the New York mausoleum (Rousse)

I was auditioning for the role of mistress of an American millionaire. A small Jewish Italian New Yorker appeared to have taken a fancy to me so I did my best to impress him by spending the afternoon with his … Continue reading

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Getting rid of an unwanted Spanish husband (Rousse)

What on earth had I done by marrying a weedy Spaniard? I was in love with TPR! Communication between me and my new husband was very poor, and I didn’t even fancy the silly little man. He made such a … Continue reading

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Classic car investment (Rousse)

I despaired at my parents who proudly showed off their latest acquisition. This was a set of four wrecked ‘classic’ cars that they considered to be valuable vintage vehicles. There was a badly bashed grey Golf GTi, a Ford Cortina, … Continue reading

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A tale of three lodgers: human, rodent, and crustacean (Rousse)

OC was still our lodger – almost 30 years since he first moved in wth us. Would he ever leave?! TPR and I pondered this question as we gazed out of the bedroom window and observed the lilies visibly sprouting … Continue reading

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Climbing frame love (Rousse)

He asked me why I loved him. My answer was twofold. First I admired his intellect. Second, his impressive height reminded me of a climbing frame.

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Coronation Street actress disposes of murder evidence (Rousse)

I knew all about the murder, so when the police came to investigate it someone “kindly” shut me up by knocking me out with a stun gun. This silenced me for a while. However, it still didn’t deal with the … Continue reading

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Sharon the fine art vandal and a welcome Christmas gift (Rousse)

As she moved the pictures around our flat, the woman with long dark hair complained to me that she hated her name. I suggested that if she really wanted to do so, she could change it from Sharon to something … Continue reading

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A tandem upgrade and trying twins (Rousse)

I peered out of the car window to the left and gazed up at the faded wooden sign. In peeling red and green paint, it advertised a long defunct fishmonger. Just here, where we were now queuing in traffic, there … Continue reading

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A kiss for David Baddiel (Rousse)

I was delighted when David Baddiel shouted over from the sofa that TPR should stop complaining and get on with his duties. All I had requested was some help in finding the two tiny screws to reattach the arms of … Continue reading

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