Tag Archives: ill

A sudden death – with vegetables (Rousse)

I surprised K and her husband at their vegetable chests on Bruntsfield Links. I asked after K’s mother. They told me that she had died. This was a terrible shock. I knew that G had been ill, but I had … Continue reading

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Advantages of wasting away (Rousse)

TPR and I struggled to find privacy anyway. There were even passengers queuing for ferries in my bedroom at the White House. I walked into the upstairs kitchen where I found my shrunken sister. At under 5 foot in height … Continue reading

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A blind hunt for haddock (Rousse)

I wasn’t sure whether I was just tired or terribly ill, but I felt half blind while wandering around campus with BR. We decided to buy something for our supper on our way home. I quite fancied smoked haddock, so … Continue reading

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Medical emergency at King’s Cross, Richard Curtis style (Rousse)

It was as if we were in the middle of a script of a Richard Curtis film, where all the female characters were in love with the same man. I belted one of the other girls with my handbag when … Continue reading

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Snow, cyclists, and a six stone friend (Rousse)

We stepped out into our yard to discover that it was snowing – in May. With a shudder TPR pulled the front door shut behind us and we set off up the road to meet our friends for coffee. On … Continue reading

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Chat cures all in medical practice staffed by volunteer “doctor” (Rousse)

There was a staff shortage at the doctor’s surgery so TPR stepped in to help (even though he had no medical qualifications whatsoever). When I asked how he was getting on he assured me that all was fine. Apparently most … Continue reading

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Rousse’s real parents

So now I knew the reasons why I looked nothing like either of my two sisters, and my parents clammed up whenever the topic of genetics came up in conversation. AP confessed to me that back in 1962 he embarked … Continue reading

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