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Settlers of Catan for all ages (Rousse)

I wondered whether it would be too great a challenge to teach the rules of Settlers of Catan to an eight year-old and her six-year old sister. Then I remembered that these were the grandchildren of BC. They would soon … Continue reading

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A tall, dark, handsome smoker (Rousse)

‘What do you think?’ asked SL, nodding over to the queue of people showing the security guard their passes. It was unclear whether she was referring to their ridiculous black goth-like outfits, or the idiotic antics of the guard who … Continue reading

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A new recruit to the House of Orange-Nassau

All plans for the Easter vacation were switched when first year undergraduate A announced that she had accepted a marriage proposal from the King of the Netherlands. The wedding was scheduled for the following week. ‘Goodness’ I mentioned to A’s … Continue reading

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Getting creative in the garden and the office (Rousse)

Creative KT spent the whole day in her narrow sloping garden, tidying it up in anticipation of the arrival of J’s grandchildren. She even pitched the huge embroidered tent that I had bought in the charity shop. TPR had told … Continue reading

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A cancelled dip in the pool and a missing cashmere cardigan (Rousse)

LC picked me up in her car. Two of her blond grandchildren were bouncing up and down on the back seat with a couple of their little friends, a dark-haired brother and sister set. When we reached the gym the … Continue reading

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Jimmy Savile shocker (Rousse)

We climbed out of the taxi and paid the driver, then looked around for our young friend S. It only took a couple of minutes to spot him in the crowd with his mother. But who was that old bloke … Continue reading

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