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Cliff Richard love interest (Rousse)

Cliff Richard showed an extraordinary degree of interest in my love life, and was rather surprised when I admitted to having three ‘proper’ boyfriends plus a husband of 30+ years. He had assumed that only a mad spinster would send … Continue reading

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An accidental auction, with vegetarian snacks (Rousse)

My in-laws were hosting an enormous party to which they invited everyone that they had ever met in their entire lives. All sorts of entertainment was laid on, from tennis practice against the garage wall to an auction of donated … Continue reading

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Unusual lavatory layout for school parties in Stockton-on-Tees (Rousse)

Formerly known as Hector’s House, the third of the double garages (including the coach house) at the White House, Hartburn, Stockton-on-Tees, was converted into holiday accommodation for school parties. On the ground floor there was a self-contained bedroom with en … Continue reading

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Garage inheritance (Rousse)

GSX inherited a recently renovated garage in Pitlochry.

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Matchbox car entertainment (Rousse)

BC and GC’s house was bigger than I imagined from the photos. I was keen to confirm that I had come to the right place and looked around for green leather furniture. When I returned home I realised that I … Continue reading

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A tale of arson and murder (Rousse)

My misdeeds were many. First there was arson. I threw a match into a small garage on the junction of Northumberland Street and Ferry Road. While I watched the billows of grey smoke envelop the neighbourhood, I thought it would … Continue reading

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Adding a second floor to a bungalow (Rousse)

‘We need to get this car fixed’ I said to TPR as it juddered up Burnland Terrace in Hexham. I was embarrassed that SM was a passenger in our old Fiat Stilo, and witness to its poor performance. The problems … Continue reading

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Car theft, breast milk, and a bump (Rousse)

I screamed at TPR that it was not our car, but he was so determined to catch the “crooks” that he did not hear me. He leapt on top of the driver at the wheel of the red MGB to … Continue reading

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Floods, Scotland’s obesity problem, and the Great British Bake Off (Rousse)

PR was at a loss as to what to do with the flooded garage attached to his house. “Apply for a grant to turn it into a swimming pool, open it to the public, and solve Scotland’s obesity problem”, I … Continue reading

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A grandmother, assorted colleagues, South American doctoral studies, and an ex-boyfriend (Rousse)

The venue for KB’s last meeting before she finally retired was the sitting room of my grandmother’s house in Hexham. My last visit to the house was in 1992, but little had changed in 20 years. I tested the comfort … Continue reading

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