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Burglars target tech indoors, and hunt buried treasure in the garden (Rousse)

From the far side of my bedroom, I saw a black form bound across the patio to the flower bed in front of the window. A black Labrador was set to dig up my plants! On closer inspection, however, I … Continue reading

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Party crashers (Rousse)

It was meant to be a small gathering of my immediate colleagues, but the invitation had  spread much further than intended. Now I found myself serving food and drinks to a wide range of staff. I was so overcome that … Continue reading

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Compost and electric cars (Rousse)

With the addition of another batch of spent grain from brewing, our compost heap sprang to life as a hot mass of food waste. TPR guarded the bubbling barrel. Meanwhile I got trapped in the far north east corner of … Continue reading

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A new home in Howe Street, Edinburgh (Rousse)

We bought 55b Howe Street, Edinburgh. It was a top floor flat offering amazing views of the breakers and puffins on the beach (far better than North Berwick), and a route so short to Glenogle Baths that many of the … Continue reading

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Sunbathing in Kendal (Rousse)

Over five decades after we left Kendal, we were moving back to Fowl Ing Lane. I was delighted at the aspect and size of the garden at number 37. No matter the time of year or day, there would always … Continue reading

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Downward mobiity (Rousse)

CA was going to kill me. We sold our Edinburgh flat (complete with made-over garden) to buy 32 Abbeydale Road, Northfield, Birmingham. The West Midlands looked very scruffy when compared with Georgian Edinburgh.

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A love affair with a pooch dyed pink (Rousse)

When we reached the dark and snowy outskirts of Edinburgh, the coach driver decided to turn back. Looking out of the window at lorries and cars strewn upside down at the side of the road, I understood his reasons. This … Continue reading

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Wisteria excess (Rousse)

I had so many wisteria stalks, yet nowhere to plant them. On checking all round the garden to find a vacant patch of soil, I discovered that every inch of space was already taken – by wisteria stalks.

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Garden tools break the rules (Rousse)

At the airport, my sister-in-law JLR carried the hoe, and her partner J the rake. It wasn’t until we were just about to board the flight that it occurred to us that the size and shape of these items contravened … Continue reading

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Flood, theft, and burglary (Rousse)

It rained so heavily that the entire garden turned into a massive, muddy, swamp. Our tandem was stolen in front of our very eyes. When I stepped out of bed onto the rough surface of an inferior replacement for our … Continue reading

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