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A floppy disk photograph of Trump’s London parade (Rousse)

President Donald Trump was in London to visit the Queen. I watched him parade up the Mall in a black armoured car, accompanied by mounted members of the Queen’s Guard. I was not there in person, but saw this all … Continue reading

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Miniature schnauzer makes a hopeless guard dog (Rousse)

The burglar worked his way around our room helping himself to bits and pieces from the dressing table and cupboards. Meanwhile our miniature schnauzer lay happily on our bed with his legs in the air, willing us to tickle him. … 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 prediction, skewered prawns, and rude remarks about Dame Kelly Holmes (Rousse)

The stranger was astonished when I guessed that he was a city worker who had retired early from a career in finance. I was almost right: he’d spent his entire working life at the Treasury. After queuing for my food … Continue reading

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By train to South Wales with arthritis (Rousse)

I chatted to the train guard, telling him how much I loved the east coast rail service and that I travelled on it on a near-weekly basis. He confirmed that it was the best route in Britain. I was on … Continue reading

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Sleep, stations, Swindon, and Southampton (Rousse)

It was our second day back in the UK after our transatlantic trip and I was due to chair a meeting in Swindon. I caught the train from London and took my seat – then, suffering from jet lag, I … Continue reading

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Early funeral arrangements (Rousse)

With very poor knowledge of the geography of the south of England I had hoped for more help from the red-uniformed staff on the newly-appointed Virgin East Coast service. The overweight guard pulled out a section of an Ordnance Survey … Continue reading

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