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Darts and death with Prince Charles (Rousse)

When Charles, Prince of Wales challenged TPR to a game of darts, I wandered out into the damp garden. The peace was interrupted when a woman ran across the terrace screaming ‘He’s dead, he’s dead, David is dead!’ Then a … Continue reading

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Home decor beach style makeover ideas (Rousse)

The latest in bedroom flooring was beach pebbles – or so believed my mother-in-law. ‘This is going to be rather uncomfortable underfoot’ I remarked as I gingerly made my way over to the single bed in the spare room. The … Continue reading

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Liberty lawn cotton and unfashionable wallpaper (Rousse)

Two of my school friends (one KMcL) dressed in Liberty lawn cotton blouses admired my bedroom wallpaper. Meanwhile JB made snide remarks that it was ‘unfashionable’.

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Aberystwyth University serials acquisition librarian (Rousse)

‘Weren’t you once the serials acquisition librarian at Aberystwyth University?’ asked the tall dark lady in the flowered lawn cotton dress. ‘No, never’, I replied. Eventually we worked out that she recognised me from the early 1990s at an institution … Continue reading

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White rabbit moves in with deer (Rousse)

I lay in the bath pondering the state of my surroundings. TPR had done his best to make minor repairs to the bathroom but they could hardly be called professional: the toilet roll holder was crammed into a corner where … Continue reading

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The Manor House: an historical account (Rousse)

The journalist thrust a microphone into my face and demanded that I gave a full history of the Manor House from its origins as an eighteenth century farm house to the severe fire damage of July 2014. As we travelled … Continue reading

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A menagerie and a monument (Rousse)

My mother had done a great job with the garden. All the pets were happily installed in large runs, the chickens loved their coop, and the hedgehogs were so settled that they forgot their shyness. The only (very minor) problem … Continue reading

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