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Lost cycle panniers, and Japanese water tanks (Rousse)

How would I admit to TPR that I had lost both of my fully-packed cycle panniers, one of which included our soap bag? I had no idea where I had left them along my solo route in the Scottish borders. … Continue reading

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Hugh Grant lookalike in tattoo trouble (Rousse)

I was furious with TPR. Taking advantage of his ‘Hugh Grant with muscles’ good looks, he was breaking hearts left, right and centre (including my own). He also thought nothing of mutilating his torso with a random set of inky … Continue reading

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Alps plane crash victim regrets flight choice (Rousse)

LM and her colleague from the National Library of Scotland could wait for me no longer. I said that I would follow them up to the Library just as soon as I could get off the phone. We were due … Continue reading

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Scandal of Yorkshire tourist information office that charges visitors to look at the moon (Rousse)

We visited widower K in a Yorkshire village. He, along with his two small sons and daughter, seemed to be coping well since the death of his wife. I noticed that the little girl’s nails needed cutting, but she knew … Continue reading

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Nepotism in the workplace (Rousse)

There were three new members of the senior management team: me, RG-J, and a tall tanned blonde rower. The latter, whose name was Karen, turned up to work in a bikini and sunbathed on the lawn outside while the rest … Continue reading

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Rousse’s fury at friendships unearned

I saw Belle so infrequently that whenever we were together I simply wanted her to myself. She was, after all, my favourite friend in all the world, and I was pretty sure that she felt the same about me. So … Continue reading

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Toothbrushes and telephone tutorials (Rousse)

KA won the argument and she, SM and the children would stay the night in Edinburgh rather than face the long drive back to Hexham. As KA got E and R ready for bed, I rummaged around in the green … Continue reading

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