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Scottish Highland secret 1920s house and garden (Rousse)

The huge house in the Scottish Highlands was hidden under fifty years growth of vegetation. To anyone passing it was just an ancient ruin invaded by rampant weeds. But I had a feeling that I had been here before. Wasn’t … Continue reading

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A lobster-pot daughter and dodgy art work cleaning (Rousse)

Even though he obviously was not her father, TPR was the primary carer for our tiny new African baby. She was so beautiful that even I found it hard to believe that she was my very own daughter. We were … Continue reading

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A dangerous friend (Rousse)

My friend created an elaborate shelving unit by balancing blocks of wood upright on bare planks. As might be expected, it fell apart the moment that it was nudged. Then one day the same friend took us swimming in a … Continue reading

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A stolen DAB radio (Rousse)

I wandered off without so much as a brief goodbye to TPR. When I reached the pond I hid the DAB radio so that I could swim across the water rather than take the longer route along the path. It … Continue reading

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Winnie the Pooh Disney figurine: ideal garden ornament (Rousse)

TPR proudly showed off his latest acquisition from the communal rubbish bins: a small Disney figurine of Winnie the Pooh. He planted it with the rest of his gnome collection next to the garden pond.

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How to keep warm when sleeping in a pond (Rousse)

TPR and I slept outdoors, afloat in a pond. The trick to keeping warm was to move the mattress into the sunlight whenever possible.

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A tale of three lodgers: human, rodent, and crustacean (Rousse)

OC was still our lodger – almost 30 years since he first moved in wth us. Would he ever leave?! TPR and I pondered this question as we gazed out of the bedroom window and observed the lilies visibly sprouting … Continue reading

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