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Online games in bed (Rousse)

My depiction of Iceland in our game on online charades was a hopeless failure. I had hoped that the others might have realised that my shuddering body represented a cold country. I would have had more success if (a) my … Continue reading

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Pandemic postpones Paris Olympics (Rousse)

The other passengers managed to haul me into the carriage when I took the stupid risk of ignoring the warning light and attempted to jump in at the very last moment. Now I could be certain that I would arrive … Continue reading

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An Edinburgh colony house visit (Rousse)

I met LK sitting on the narrow pavement outside her colony house on Easter Road. She wanted to show me her garden so we left her two daughters by the roadside and I followed her through the main door of … Continue reading

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Rock climbing and engine driving (Rousse)

Most surprisingly, SC scaled the bare rock face in seconds. Henceforth she would be known as Spiderwoman. I was a mere novice mountain goat in comparison, terrified as I hesitated over every decision as to where next I should place … Continue reading

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Talents of a child “very advanced for his age” rub off on Rousse

We’d barely known him an afternoon, yet bit by bit Gwen was already revealing himself to be one of the most fascinating people that we had ever met. When he invited us to his 40th birthday party that evening in … Continue reading

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Graeme Garden’s elasticated stockings and a railway car chase (Rousse)

Graeme Garden sat opposite me in the waiting area at BBC Radio 4 reception. He was my host for the day. On the basis of my impressive track record of developing panel games, I’d been summoned to help create three … Continue reading

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Top toys for Christmas 2012 (Rousse)

The hottest Christmas present this year was to be a new games console costing £180. It came preloaded with three exciting games. Unfortunately a design flaw meant that the whole device expired the moment that the three games had been … Continue reading

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