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A private performance by the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre (Rousse)

Edinburgh’s East Claremont Street was closed to traffic for a performance of the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre. We all gathered on the northern side of the road against the high hedge of Claremont Crescent Garden. The performers lined up … Continue reading

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Motoring misdemeanours in a silver Volvo automatic (Rousse)

When I awoke I found myself at the wheel of my mother’s silver Volvo automatic heading downhill at top speed along a high-hedged, narrow country lane. I bounced across the roundabout at the bottom, lost a wheel, and landed the … Continue reading

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The Manor House: an historical account (Rousse)

The journalist thrust a microphone into my face and demanded that I gave a full history of the Manor House from its origins as an eighteenth century farm house to the severe fire damage of July 2014. As we travelled … Continue reading

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Angela Lansbury’s handbag and Lady Gaga’s wig (Belle)

I was asked by my aunt to go to the library and post a letter to Angela Lansbury.  When I arrived at the library I found I didn’t need to buy a stamp because Angela Lansbury was in the hallway, fiddling in … Continue reading

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Rousse longs for the beautiful south

It was the height of English summer. TPR and I stood in the country lane, short-sleeved and carefree. Over the hedge we saw a happy family play tennis in a vast garden. We could just make out the peal of … Continue reading

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How to fake a hedge (Belle)

By far the most successful session at the conference was the workshop how to create a fake yew hedge using Christmas tree offcuts.

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Selling tickets at the Fringe, and shooting woodcock in the Borders (Rousse)

Kev F Sutherland was our new boss. For our first task we set up a stall in the Pleasance Yard and prepared to sell as many tickets as we could for that night’s performance by the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet … Continue reading

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