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A bouncing mamma (Rousse)

My mother held up the strange flattened ice form to show it to me. Then, ignoring my shrieked warnings, she stepped backwards and fell 10 feet into the basement yard below. Fortunately she bounced, so was unharmed. Advertisements

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A resurrection music rant (Rousse)

When it looked like she had come to the end of her loud Home Counties rant about spoiling the peace of the Scottish countryside, I murmured an ‘OK, we get it’. I quickly slipped her the two fingers just as … Continue reading

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AirBnB in a double decker bus (Rousse)

We were trying to persuade my mother to rent out the static caravan in her garden as an AirBnB. We took her on a bus ride to show her how this could be done: the bus itself had been converted … Continue reading

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A dirty bathroom and a sewing project (Rousse)

I apologised to my mother for the state of the bathroom, but we’d left in a rush and had not had time to clean it. Then I gave her all the equipment that she needed for her sewing project, including … Continue reading

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Moomin art in the Outer Hebrides (Rousse)

Having¬† tired of watching footage of my sister-in-law J making an early departure from a reality television series, the rest of us set off to find more interesting entertainment on the Isle of Lewis. TPR and I contrasted the new … Continue reading

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Moving back into the White House (Rousse)

On the basis of the enthusiastic reports of the recent fabulous visit of my mother and sister J, I could not wait to return to the White House. I met the man in charge of the (now) old people’s home, … Continue reading

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Lose 10 stone within 12 months?! (Rousse)

I estimated that the 10 stone that B planned to lose within twelve months was half her body weight. Given her track record with the scales, I very much doubted that she would ever achieve this, but I kindly kept … Continue reading

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