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A romantic, faraway wedding venue with beautiful vegan bed and breakfast (Rousse)

DTJ transported all her friends and family to a romantic faraway venue for her wedding. (It was a pity that her groom KJ was obliged to pop back to Edinburgh from time to time for work.) She (in her wedding … Continue reading

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A relation from Barnsley (Rousse)

I recognised the man’s voice immediately, but what was my father doing at the conference? When he stood up I could tell that this wasn’t my father after all, but someone who sounded and looked like him. He was even … Continue reading

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Mrs Thatcher goes to the loo (Rousse)

I came face-to-face with a giant Spitting Image style Mrs Thatcher dressed in grey tweed. Just beyond her, shuffling along in a blue dress, was the Queen. It looked like Mrs Thatcher wanted to go the the ladies’ lavatory. I … Continue reading

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A missing guest at Val McDermid ceremony mix-up (Rousse)

Val McDermid invited me to her celebration at the Royal Society of Edinburgh. I was so honoured to be asked, especially when I learnt that it was a small, intimate affair at which only about 20 people would be present. … Continue reading

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An unworthy dissertation on Elizabeth I (Rousse)

SC and I were trying to work in one of the smaller University library reading rooms. While I was still worrying about my degree, she was marking a dissertation on Elizabeth I. She and JK wanted to fail the work … Continue reading

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Friends amongst French antiques (Rousse)

My school friend KC and her husband D excitedly showed us a brochure for a French antique shop. Amongst the photographs of ancient furniture I spotted the proprietors P and SG. KC couldn’t believe the coincidence. I admitted that this … Continue reading

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Fare dodger prefers Settlers of Catan to Game of Thrones (Rousse)

I wanted more time with KR and JG so I jumped on the train that was taking them from the west coast of the US to the east. Not long into the journey I realised my mistake. I didn’t have … Continue reading

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