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Alternative wedding activities (Rousse)

As the guests arrived for my sister J’s wedding, I chatted to my young cousins in the kitchen. This was more interesting than making small talk with middle-aged men in dark suits. I also wanted to avoid getting into arguments … Continue reading

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A diamond-encrusted pendant, a party in Perthshire, the Petra Project, philosophy and feminism (Rousse)

We were shattered on the last leg of our train journey home from our holiday. By the time we reached Perth we were almost asleep in our seats. Once back in Edinburgh TPR headed straight home to unpack and I … Continue reading

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The jewel thieves’ calling card (Rousse)

The holes in the Blipfoto book were not the work of moths in the bedroom. They were, in fact, a message from the burglars who had stolen half my jewellery. The holes couldn’t have been made by the moths anyway. … Continue reading

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A diamond-studded solid gold hedgehog dilemma (Rousse)

When I gave away the silk cloak that came free in the cornflakes box to two colleagues in the school office, I never expected it to be the one that contained the diamond-studded solid gold hedgehog. Now I faced a … Continue reading

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Nazis plan invasion from University sanatorium base (Rousse)

N and I were such good friends that she gave up her place in bed with S for me and slept on the sofa. The following morning I was up bright and early to welcome ECM on a long-anticipated trip … Continue reading

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Grow your own pearl bracelet on the Isle of Skye (Rousse)

After I lost TPR in LIDL I popped down to the beach on the Isle of Skye to watch the opening Edinburgh Fringe performance. The “comedy” was truly terrible. At the interval I left discreetly. I would spend the rest … Continue reading

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A jewel theft, a music venue and a dog fight (Belle)

It was pointless denying it. My sister had itchy fingers and was now in possession of the world-famous ‘Banging-blue Sapphire’ which was fully two inches across. She had slipped it into her handbag while shopping for ‘vertical knickers’. Meanwhile, the … Continue reading

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