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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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The great missing scones scandal (Rousse)

MSB was clearly disappointed that the promised scones were not in evidence at our wee tea party. I hadn’t the heart to tell her that this was due to her early arrival (and that TPR and I were still in … Continue reading

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Mafia threat over late PhD (Rousse)

The Mafia boss grabbed both my wrists, pulled me within inches of his ugly mug, and spat out his threat: “If you don’t finish that PhD soon, I’ll sue you for the sponsorship money”.

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The long walk to London and cartoon china mugs (Rousse)

My mother could barely manage a few steps around her own garden, yet my husband’s powers of persuasion were such that she had signed up for his long walk to London. Much to his distress, however, I resisted his invitation. … Continue reading

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The mystery of canoe man John Darwin’s lottery win (Rousse)

“And this, ladies and gentlemen”, announced the tour guide, “is the mug that Anne Darwin was holding in her hand the moment she heard that her husband had won £5 million on the lottery”. Surely he was mistaken? “Didn’t Anne … Continue reading

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Tea out training and “terror” on the trains (Rousse)

Running through the countryside with LF urging me on was all fine and dandy, but who had come up with the idea of serving afternoon tea at the same time? I struggled to keep the tea in my mug, especially … Continue reading

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