Tag Archives: poison

Cholera risk on transatlantic flights (Rousse)

My entire family was flying to New York: mother, father and all three daughters (although my little sister was yet to put in an appearance). I arranged for us to travel in the greatest comfort: by king size bed. As … Continue reading

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The vengeful chicken (Belle)

It was coming to the end of wild chicken season at the allotment and we were all being encouraged to hunt them.  Although uncomfortable with this ‘sport’, I let myself be convinced that I should dispatch the Head Hen using … Continue reading

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Potato and pea poisoning in buy-to-let investment (Rousse)

TPR and I and some friends invested in a buy-to-let flat. One of our co-investors took the lead on the renovations and started by dismantling the navy blue bath. We chose the wallpaper (in the event too expensive for a … Continue reading

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Poisonous crabs and unpierced ears in Australia (Rousse)

I took TPR’s Auntie Rita on a trip to Australia. On the first day we bought some provisions from a chemist and took them to the park where poisonous crabs ran through the grass. I met a lovely father of … Continue reading

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National Library of Scotland’s new facility harbours reptile colony (Rousse)

The National Library of Scotland stretched up to the sky in its brand new twenty-two storey building. I joined a guided tour for the afternoon, partnered up with the young man known to be the object of KT’s affections. This … Continue reading

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“Ali Baba” is main suspect in poisoning case (Rousse)

The evidence of the prince’s poisoning was right there in front of me: a spent yellow-green serpent lay on the ground. I suspected that the culprit was the foreign man in the red and gold velvet Ali Baba costume.

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Poisonous gas leak at Edinburgh Waverley (Rousse)

I was only meant to pop out for twenty minutes to pick up the bread that had been baked for us on Inverleith Row. Unfortunately I forgot my route home and ended up at Waverley railway station instead. I was … Continue reading

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