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Kitchen trends 2020: yellow

My kitchen was transformed when someone (a designer?) removed all the coloured items and replaced every single one with its equivalent in yellow: yellow kettle, yellow drawer handles, yellow fridge…

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A kitchen break-up drama (Rousse)

I knew that it was unfair to drag our new lodger R into my personal crisis, but I was desperate. Was there anything that she could do to persuade TPR not to end our marriage? K was extremely cross with … Continue reading

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A lochside home with a tiny, floppy, brown cow (Rousse)

When we heard that BP was vacating his flat at the Pleasance, TPR and I said that we might be interested in it. However, since it was accessed through a gym, we had to wait until opening time to view … Continue reading

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Photographing ferrets in Stockton-on-Tees (Rousse)

From an upstairs window I could see my sister S and her partner C standing on the front step of their house with a couple of black ferrets in their arms. “They would be great to photograph!”, I thought, so … Continue reading

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The world’s most versatile dog-themed kitchen gadget (Rousse)

The dog sculpture in jade looked good in MB’s new kitchen and I now regretted that the family had given it to her as a present. The ornament was also much more versatile than we had first believed. The head … Continue reading

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Noisy neighbours upgrade Belle’s kitchen

It was the middle of the night and the troublesome neighbours had parked six vans outside my house and were now having what sounded like a family get-together in my kitchen. I stormed downstairs and made a speech: “You lot … Continue reading

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Stolen secret family treasure (Rousse)

I reached up for the book on the top shelf in my long-dead paternal grandmother’s kitchen. ‘I’m taking Granny’s diary for safe-keeping’, I told my mother. We both knew that I would hide it from my sisters and cousins, and … Continue reading

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