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Parading with fire engines and sourcing reusable nappies from Natalie (Rousse)

Two of my duties as a new Edinburgh community councillor were (1) to join the public services parade from the New Town up to the mound (we followed the fire engines), and (2) to source reusable nappies from a woman … Continue reading

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A floppy disk photograph of Trump’s London parade (Rousse)

President Donald Trump was in London to visit the Queen. I watched him parade up the Mall in a black armoured car, accompanied by mounted members of the Queen’s Guard. I was not there in person, but saw this all … Continue reading

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Things to do in Orkney (with Maltesers) (Rousse)

The weather was fabulous in Orkney. At the county show I bought the most enormous beef burger. In Kirkwall we watched a parade of emergency services vehicles and ate free Maltesers in the art gallery.

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Viking parade disrupts travel on the 26 bus route through Musselburgh (Rousse)

I hadn’t appreciated the urgency of AB’s departure from Musselburgh until after her parents WB and AB had waved her off in a taxi back to the city centre. Indeed I was quite upset because I could have shared the … Continue reading

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Unusual attractions in rural Northumberland (Rousse)

My father easily parked the silver Ford Granada outside the shopping parade. It was only when everyone got out that I discovered why this particular space was free: you could only stay here for one hour. We would surely need … Continue reading

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Kings Charles II and Cardinal Wolsey prime candidates for Obama replacement (Rousse)

American President Barack Obama was missing. He could have been assassinated or simply resigned: nobody knew. Whatever the reason, we were now with the crowds on Princes Street to watch the parade that featured Obama’s replacement, the former Deputy President … Continue reading

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Unwanted romantic advances, a “lost” suitcase, and death at the fun run (Rousse)

I’d loved him for some time now, but his drunken advances, although flattering, were not welcome – especially in front of my parents. When he followed me upstairs to my hotel room I was suddenly overcome with a chill of … Continue reading

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A party and a parade (Belle)

I had no idea how KOB, my former assistant, had got the money to move into this gothic castle and host this extravagant party.   However, I did know that I had been over-dressed for the afternoon session but was now under-dressed … Continue reading

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Carey Mulligan singalike goes incognito in Paisley (Rousse)

AM and CO were reputed to duet together. The former was particularly popular: it was said that she sang as beautifully as Carey Mulligan. On Paisley Gala Day, however, AM refused to sing. She preferred to watch the parade through … Continue reading

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Packing advice: don’t forget your bread knife (Rousse)

I would have loved to have been a full team member for the project cooked up by IS and MG, but my role ended up to be more of an observer than that of a full participant. At best, my … Continue reading

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