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A cat and a cleaner (Rousse)

My former neighbour JS cradled a beautiful tabby cat in her arms. It was a leaving present from her friends. The cat, however, was not the focus of our conversation. Rather, JS wanted to show her displeasure at my nephew … Continue reading

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Camera takes a dip in a Lanarkshire loch (Rousse)

We climbed through the steep woods of Lanarkshire, then over the heath to the loch. Our nephew FG did well to keep up with us. I was the first to reach the ridge above the water. I laid my camera … Continue reading

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Human Pooh sticks in Hawick (Rousse)

The main street of the handsome town of Hawick was lined with proud Georgian buildings. The river also looked beautiful, especially on a summer’s day like this. In the bright sunshine, the river bed looked like a glowing yellow cobbled … Continue reading

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Errant father drama (Rousse)

I picked up the phone. ‘Where are your nephew and niece?’ shouted the person at the other end. ‘They are in mortal danger!’ ‘P’s here, and A is in London (I think)’, I replied. ‘Well their father is on the … Continue reading

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Giving up on Argyll (Rousse)

I loved the beautiful arts and crafts house in Argyll that I shared with my parents and husband, so I was devastated when my father announced that he had had enough of the poor road links and isolation and would … Continue reading

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Arran by bike (Rousse)

I was the front passenger on a blue five-saddle tandem steered by my nephew P from very the last seat at the back of the bike. To ride the winding one-track roads of the Isle of Arran without protective clothing, … Continue reading

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A hat trick of nephews (Rousse)

I stared at my nephew. How would his new employer take him seriously when he looked only 10 years old? He was so small and slight, and his voice hadn’t even broken. Then we were joined by another person – … Continue reading

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Commoner with dodgy relations is second in line to the UK throne (Rousse)

Two boys on screen could be seen leaving the grounds of a public school. One was small, blond and modest-looking. The much larger one seemed to be very much in charge, leading their conversation. This was confirmed by the narrator … Continue reading

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Life in a back-brace (Rousse)

For years we had been shouting at our nephew to get down from the trees, cliffs, bridges, statues, monuments and other structures that he climbed. This time he fell and met his comeuppance. As a consequence he was obliged to … Continue reading

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Settlers of Catan in San Francisco (Rousse)

As the coach pulled into San Francisco nobody could doubt that we were in free and easy California. From the window I saw pastel painted houses, rainbow flags, and hippies in the street. I checked into the same hotel as … Continue reading

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