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Arty party ends in dreadful drowning (Rousse)

While we were out, my sister S invited an entire year group of art students to our Edinburgh flat. She had captured them on the promise of a workshop on the interpretation of lived experience of mental illness in creative … Continue reading

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Le Creuset mini-pan measuring spoon set (Rousse)

I was relieved to learn that the messy holiday cottage in Lanarkshire was not, in fact, ours. My parents had bought it with my middle sister and her husband – and then filled it to the brim with junk. I … Continue reading

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Working from home less dangerous than office life (Rousse)

My office was the size of a bus shelter. It contained a desk, shower cubicle, and a toilet – plus two other workers. It really was too small for three, and was quite unpleasant whenever any of us used the … 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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A Playmobil partner in Sausalito (Belle)

Now naked from the waist up, I awkwardly looked around my date’s kitchen and said hello to his sister. I’d certainly met some interesting people since moving to San Francisco. My date, meanwhile, was taking two bicycles out of a … Continue reading

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A purple kitchen with an excess of kale (Rousse)

On the spur of the moment we called in on R and SL. SL was particularly delighted to see us, mistakenly thinking that our friend in tow (KA) was our niece AF. While I admired their modern purple kitchen, SL … Continue reading

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Christmas 2020 in June 2021 (Rousse)

Finally, six months later than anticipated, at the end of June 2021 we were permitted to host our annual Christmas party (2020). But first, I had to remove AD from the kitchen. JS, who knew exactly who he was and … Continue reading

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A runner and a red, 60-litre, flip-top kitchen bin (Rousse)

Hundreds of faster runners passed me as I headed south along the cycle path. I wished that I could run faster. Perhaps my times would improve if I abandoned carrying the soil-filled, red, 60-litre, flip-top kitchen bin?

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Unexpected visitors and missing friends (Rousse)

QL rang me in a panic. ‘Lucy thinks that the reunion is still on. She didn’t receive the lockdown cancellation email. She’ll arrive in Edinburgh tomorrow.’ I ignored the message – indeed forgot about it – until the following afternoon … Continue reading

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A Stockton-on-Tees themed Christmas party (Rousse)

The theme of the staff Christmas party was Stockton-on-Tees. This was possibly in honour of me and EH, although we could not be certain. Whatever the reason, we were well qualified to comment on the town. I joked that we … Continue reading

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