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Secrets between friends (Rousse)

DJ and AJ had supposedly downsized to a modern house on the mainland. When we visited their new place, however, we found that they were now living in a gorgeous mansion furnished almost entirely with Chinese antiques. We had clearly … Continue reading

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An ancestor in oil (Rousse)

The famous art critic presented a slide of an eighteenth century oil painting of a lady in a posh dress and hat. As soon as he revealed her her name, I was convinced that she was one of my ancestors. … Continue reading

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Taking stock while house training a greyhound (Rousse)

I was spilling stock everywhere: into the sink, onto the worktop, over the floor. It would take hours (for TPR) to clean up the oily mess. Then we also had to deal with the greyhound puppy.I asked my mother if … Continue reading

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Canned Merlin in oil – delicious! (Rousse)

I ate a whole tin of merlins. They were delicious in oil, and much tastier than the pilchards that come in similar packaging.

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The most popular artist (Rousse)

My father’s massive oil paintings hung with the rest of the exhibition in the campus gallery. They looked fantastic next to a huge variety of work, which included a beautiful black and white photographic composition by my colleague EF. At … Continue reading

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Antique oils, Hebburn foam, and pet dolphins (Rousse)

My parents bought a huge Tudor mansion plus all its contents, including a priceless haul of antique oil paintings that lined the walls next to the massive oak staircase. On the day that I visited, my cousin R was guarding … Continue reading

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A visit to the Indigo bed and breakfast (Rousse)

The Indigo bed and breakfast was in Cunningsburgh, Shetland. TPR had dumped the bike elsewhere so we caught the bus to the village. Once again I was astonished at the reach of service of Lothian Buses. We asked for directions … Continue reading

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