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Marriage and goat’s milk mayhem (Rousse)

I was shocked when I learnt that JC had moved back in with her parents after her marriage to GC came to a sudden end. This was nothing, however, to my dismay and desperation when TPR calmly announced that his … Continue reading

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Drinking to dull job demands (Rousse)

Usually incredibly cool and unruffled, DM was behaving very strangely. She’d clearly been knocking back the drink, and now called on EH to speak to her ‘outside’. The rest of us concluded that her demanding job had finally got to … Continue reading

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Disobedience during the fire drill (Rousse)

When the fire alarm rang I was standing at my computer with EH. ‘I’m taking my handbag and coat’, I said, remembering the last time when we were stuck outdoors for ages in the cold. EH didn’t hear me. She … Continue reading

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A day trip by train to Plymouth (Rousse)

I was disappointed that TPR would not join me on my day trip by train to Plymouth. It was such a beautiful summer’s day, and he would have enjoyed the ride (even if the train was packed, especially in the … Continue reading

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“Invisible” cat caught wearing navy blue corduroy dungarees (Rousse)

As we hung our belongings up in the gym changing rooms TPR noticed the sign that said that animals were forbidden on site. I took my purple fleece off its hook and passed it to the cat. “I suggest that … Continue reading

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An audience with Paul Weller (Rousse)

Paul Weller was just visible through the sitting room window. He seemed to be singing to himself while all the others at the party were listening to old vinyl records. I signalled to him from the street to join me. … Continue reading

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An untidy wife and a dirty neighbour (Rousse)

I chased TPR into the spare bedroom to see what he was up to. Why was he wearing the pale grey suit that he bought back in 1983? Whatever was he doing trying to squeeze his big feet into the … Continue reading

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Ditching a Hugh Grant lookalike leads to divorce disaster number 2 (Rousse)

How had I got myself into such a terrible mess? Six weeks earlier I’d ditched a gorgeous Hugh Grant lookalike for this hapless, over-tall, skinny-framed, dark greasy-haired, pale-faced idiot hovering at conference reception in an ill-fitting suit. What was he … Continue reading

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Door handle magic (Rousse)

I was too fat to follow EH through the small cat-flap sized hole cut out of the door through to the kitchen. I would just have to wait outside and miss out on the fun. Then I noticed that the … Continue reading

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