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Poor park keeping (Rousse)

JS didn’t take her new job as a part-time park keeper very seriously. She took our money for half an hour on the tennis court, then bunked off to play tourist in Oxford for the rest of the afternoon.

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Volvo shame (Rousse)

The silver Volvo was now our responsibility. TPR parked it haphazardly at the other end of our Edinburgh street, even though there were plenty of parking spaces right outside our flat. Was he ashamed of our vehicle, I wondered? I … Continue reading

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Huge nuts in a hazel wood, and horrid pickles (Rousse)

My sister-in-law S and her husband A had a reputation for buying ridiculous properties. Their most recent purchase was a cottage in the woods. Our first impression was of isolation and inaccessibility along a rough track through hazel trees. However, … Continue reading

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Twin sorting in New York (Rousse)

A large park in New York was the destination for our school reunion. I arrived by bike. My first challenge was to separate out the twins.

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Tricks when parking a car in Edinburgh (Rousse)

I had been away from work for so long that a new boy had to show me around our office premises south of the Edinburgh city bypass. First he took me to the car park that we shared with the … Continue reading

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Naked runner upstages singer (Rousse)

The singer at the staff awards party was a plump woman from HR. She sang well, but the audience paid more attention to her outfit than to her voice. She wore a gold mesh mini-dress that barely covered her scarlet … Continue reading

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Dalek Rolls Royce kidnap (Rousse)

I remembered that I had not been able to find a large enough space to leave my white Rolls Royce in the car park next to the river. Now I had also forgotten where I had eventually left it. Nevertheless, … Continue reading

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When your new neighbours are reality television stars (Rousse)

The new upstairs neighbours had moved in! I was able to confirm this to TPR and DM from the bedroom window as I watched a car arrive in the new parking space behind our garden. Before long we noticed that … Continue reading

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Local government loo inspection incognito (Rousse)

TPR found us a new house in a smart Glasgow terrace opposite a park. Next I had to find a new job. I accepted a lift to a run-down provincial town where I met Margaret, my new boss in local … Continue reading

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The chance of a year in France and Marmite tinfoil in a Little Chef (Rousse)

I sat through the sandy-haired lecturer’s explanation of how to apply for a year abroad in France then took the ‘handout’ at the end. This took the form of three tiny orange cards, rather like rail tickets. There was little … Continue reading

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