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Unwelcome guests and a Christmas party assault (Rousse)

Two of the most popular guests were missing from our super-early Christmas party. Instead of joining us in person for sausages and Champagne, BP and her new husband SF communicated to us (and the world) from their bedroom as they … Continue reading

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A witless move to Wolverhampton (Rousse)

Only a week earlier I’d been saying that I loved my Edinburgh flat so much that I would never leave. So why was I now moving into a bungalow in Wolverhampton? Its only ‘advantage’ over my former home was the … Continue reading

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Travelling by minibus for tea with the Queen at Holyrood Palace (Rousse)

I was about to take my seat in the theatre when LF grabbed me from behind. ‘Hey’, she said, ‘Someone forgot the arrangement to meet outside!’ It was true. I had agreed to see her prior to the show, not … Continue reading

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Excess body hair and changes in the weather (Rousse)

The reunion brought together folk from my family (my sisters J and S), school (GB and JB now divorced, but at least willing to attend the same event even if they would not acknowledge one another), and university (JS with … Continue reading

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Locked in the loo at Summerhall (Rousse)

I slept for the two hours that I was locked in the ladies at Summerhall. When I woke I climbed over the top of the cubicle door and made my escape into the street. Although by now it was 11:30pm, … Continue reading

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Estate agent lies (Rousse)

The kitchen in our new flat was long, skinny, and crumbly. The light fittings would have to go, new power points were needed so that we could move the appliances in from the middle of the room to positions flush … Continue reading

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Hotel blues (Rousse)

I’d been away from home for over a week and was thoroughly sick of life in a hotel room. What made it worse was that the hotel was within a huge American-style shopping mall, so it felt like I never … Continue reading

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Bathroom upgrade (Rousse)

TPR had been very busy in my absence. He’d plumbed in the two new bathroom suites, both of which were chunky white. He’d also started decorating both bathrooms in pale green colours. Our own bathroom – no longer en suite … Continue reading

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Mysterious light and an untrustworthy Mexican (Rousse)

Just inland there was a dark forest. I walked along the track alone, listening out for evidence of other forms of life. I knew that it was unlikely that I was the only person there in the black. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Edinburgh’s worst driver causes yet another accident (Rousse)

As Edinburgh’s worst driver, I was in trouble again. I drove through a red light at the junction of Lothian Road and Princes Street, taking out a pedestrian. While she lay injured and unconscious on the tarmac, someone else called … Continue reading

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