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Nicola Sturgeon to introduce friend tax (Rousse)

4a Audrey Terrace, Edinburgh was a West End palace – and ours, all ours. We bought it for the ballroom and the prospect of the fabulous parties that we would host there. The immense front porch had plenty of space … Continue reading

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Friends amongst French antiques (Rousse)

My school friend KC and her husband D excitedly showed us a brochure for a French antique shop. Amongst the photographs of ancient furniture I spotted the proprietors P and SG. KC couldn’t believe the coincidence. I admitted that this … Continue reading

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An uncaring husband (Rousse)

I was furious with TPR. First of all he dragged me all the way to E and LC’s house so that we could land on them unexpectedly – on a day that they were recovering from jet lag following their … Continue reading

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A mother on horseback and men holding hands (Rousse)

This I had to see: my mother on horseback. From a distance I observed that my sister was leading the two-horse hack, encouraging mother to whip her steed into action. The horses broke into a trot. Almost immediately my mother … Continue reading

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Dinner party distractions (Rousse)

TPR interfered with my cooking arrangements so now all the plans for the dinner party had gone awry. He even let a plastic spatula melt in a saucepan. Meanwhile JLW wasn’t doing much better at setting the table for 16 … Continue reading

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A dangerous friend (Rousse)

My friend created an elaborate shelving unit by balancing blocks of wood upright on bare planks. As might be expected, it fell apart the moment that it was nudged. Then one day the same friend took us swimming in a … Continue reading

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How to throw out a husband who will not leave (Rousse)

My school friend AL had been living for some time with her family in an old hotel. They had never bothered to convert the building, so there was still an institutional feel around the place. When I first arrived, AL … Continue reading

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