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Pig on the tube (Belle)

At the Northern Line station, I walked behind a man and his pig negotiating the entry barriers.  After they got through, the pig took off running down the escalator. The man was chasing the pig, and screaming “Stop, pig” as … Continue reading

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How the other half (barely) lives (Rousse)

When I was supposed to be at work I poked around my sister J’s vastly extended house in West Sussex. On the ground floor there was a luxurious self-contained holiday cottage that looked out onto a large rectangular pond destined … Continue reading

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Edinburgh marathon star grants interview, ruins parquet flooring, and pets a pig (Rousse)

While BC gave media interviews about her forthcoming Edinburgh marathon appearance, I waited back at the flat with N and TPR. TPR kept himself busy making batches of soup and serving them to passing friends. KT and her glamorous sister … Continue reading

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Amazing animal life at Ayers Rock (Rousse)

“Ayers Rock next stop!” shouted the driver. The message was relayed from passenger to passenger along the length of the 224 bus until it reached our gang on the back seat of the single decker. Our leader JS doubted this … Continue reading

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The dangers of dyed pig meat (Rousse)

My mother and I dived into the undergrowth to hide from the natives. When they passed by we could make out their cargo piled high on the trolley. Neatly stacked like a Tesco pallet delivery, it carried a variety of … Continue reading

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Farmyard animals enjoy indoor luxury of family seat (Rousse)

The family seat of the Hanna dynasty was now a hotel. I wondered what the descendants of this noble line would make of the pigs and donkeys happily housed on the ground floor just behind the reception desk.

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A visit to Gilbert and George’s pizzeria (Belle)

An unlikely group of us had been gathered together in the east London home of artists Gilbert and George. For many years I had made no secret of my loathing of their work yet now I found myself charmed by … Continue reading

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