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From Ellansgate to Quatre Bras, Hexham (Rousse)

So few people used Ellansgate in Hexham these days that the former tarmac road was now an overgrown rooted path. At the junction with Quatre Bras I showed SL the old salmon pool, the obedient yellow ducklings, and the tall, … Continue reading

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Security advice for North Texas airport (Rousse)

I reached the F family’s house first on foot. My frail, elderly father followed by taxi. There we extracted PMF from the chaos of the house rebuild. He’d already missed one flight home to Edinburgh (cost £100), but had just … Continue reading

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A swing, a helicopter, and a sauna (Rousse)

Even I was doubting the sense of my latest charity shop purchase: a plastic orange children’s swing set, just about the right size for a Barbie doll. The others at AH-S and CH-S’s vast house looked at me with pity … Continue reading

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House dressing (Rousse)

From the outside, my sister’s flat looked pretty much the same. The only difference was the selection of handmade cat greeting cards for sale to passing tourists on the window ledge. Inside, however, a huge transformation had taken place. The … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson’s secret farm house tryst (Rousse)

Boris Johnson needed to distract the press and the general public from his latest misdemenour. He roped me in to help him. We met in an old barn full of discarded furniture. From here we took a set of connected … Continue reading

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A place in the Pentlands (Rousse)

Without viewing the place first, PC and CA bought a house in the Pentlands. On arrival at their new home, they discovered that it was an empty field of in the middle of nowhere. They had been swindled into spending … Continue reading

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Removal regrets (Rousse)

A woman struck up a conversation with me as I tried to fix a water bottle to my bike. I asked her if she lived in the nearby crescent. ‘If only’, she replied ‘I would love to be able to … Continue reading

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A £5 million lottery win (Rousse)

LM and her husband C won £5 million on the UK lottery. However, there was no way that anyone you would ever have known this. They lived very modestly in their small house, and continued to go to work as … Continue reading

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Dirty girls work from home (Rousse)

When the order came through to work elsewhere, I signed up for a new life with my younger girlfriends and some of their contacts in a large house. This meant leaving my elderly mentor and her cliff-top home. I saved … Continue reading

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Mystery grapes found in death-trap car in Newcastle (Rousse)

Sandyford Road was almost empty of traffic, most likely due to the pandemic restrictions. This suited me as I drove to my new seconded post at the University of Northumbria. I’d easily make it to the office on time. Then … Continue reading

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