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Richard Wilson, a Pharaoh, and the representation of women at the Royal Society of Edinburgh (Rousse)

Richard Wilson remembered me from the days that we shared a lane in the Glenogle swimming pool. He therefore greeted me as a friend in the members’ room of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. The actor and I were both … Continue reading

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How the other half (barely) lives (Rousse)

When I was supposed to be at work I poked around my sister J’s vastly extended house in West Sussex. On the ground floor there was a luxurious self-contained holiday cottage that looked out onto a large rectangular pond destined … Continue reading

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Pea soup in confined space (Rousse)

In B & E’s tiny galley kitchen I cooked pea soup on a temperamental electric hob. B was so keen to try the green boiling concoction that he drank some straight from the pan. It was a miracle that he … Continue reading

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Flo-Jo and the mermaid marathon (Rousse)

The streets of Toronto were lined with spectators for the first ever mermaid marathon. There was just one competitor: a green-tailed lady in a raspberry tutu. To add glamour to the event, Flo-Jo had volunteered as the mermaid’s pace-maker. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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1980s fashion fail (Rousse)

I travelled back in time to Queen Margaret College Edinburgh in the late 1980s. Here I found pasted to the walls of reception dozens of amateur black and white posters inviting students to join the Christian Union. Then I spotted … Continue reading

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Avocado bathroom upgrade (Rousse)

At first I was appalled that my sister had dismantled the green bathroom. In a single afternoon she had wiped out all the efforts of the past three months that I had put in to enhance the bathroom’s appearance. She … Continue reading

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Son learns of surrogate half-sister through father’s ex-girlfriend mother of the baby (Rousse)

My godson James was the son of my ex-boyfriend. He hardly saw me in his childhood, but now a young adult he was keen to befriend me to learn more about the early life of his father. This posed difficulties. … Continue reading

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