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Hospital portering as a career for the elderly (Rousse)

My father complained that he was sick of living in Edinburgh and wanted to move elsewhere. I couldn’t understand why. Whatever would we do with the ponies that grazed in our garden? Perhaps he needed a job? I suggested hospital … Continue reading

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A dangerous level crossing (Rousse)

My sister almost ended up with all she ever wanted with a house in the countryside, two daughters (adopted), and a couple of ponies. However, the house was right next to a railway line and level crossing. This was a … Continue reading

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Walls have ears (Rousse)

MK clearly had no idea that QU was still in the room as she launched into an angry account of his behaviour. She had placed herself in extreme danger and it was up to me to protect her. I grabbed … Continue reading

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To Australia by sea with an unlimited baggage allowance (Rousse)

It was so frustrating to find that both my meetings with the Scottish Government and Skills Development Scotland were cancelled. What made it worse was only discovering this news on arrival at the offices: first at Saughton House, and then … Continue reading

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Wife swap for ferret (Rousse)

Hexham was packed with early morning commuters walking to work. It was particularly difficult to get through the narrow gap next to the abbey with so many people fighting to reach their offices on time for a 09:00am start. Once … Continue reading

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Home extension adds to work worries (Rousse)

We had just moved into the restored blackhouse located to the rear of the garden at the back of our flat. My first task was to chase the swarm of five bees around the sitting room and kitchen and out … Continue reading

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Cute Shetland pony foals and black labrador puppies (Rousse)

This was the best garden fĂȘte ever, with a huge area roped off for petting Shetland pony foals! Things got a bit messy later when the ponies transformed into thousands of undisciplined slobbery black labrador puppies, all competing for attention.

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Her majesty the mother of the bride (Rousse)

I joined the parade for SB’s wedding in the 9-inch nude stilettos chosen for me by WB. All around were upright marching bands, soldiers proud in bearskin hats, and pretty dancing ponies. My nephew P and niece A brought up … Continue reading

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A pony, plastic surgery, and a visit to the mosque (Rousse)

JW looked down on me from her vantage point atop a pretty white pony and launched into a speech on wrinkles and plastic surgery. I wondered if she was trying to tell me something? Perhaps she’d tried botox and was … Continue reading

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Distractions of driving on the M1 in Yorkshire (Rousse)

Only my sister S knew the route north, but she was not to be trusted on her own on a scooter. The solution to getting home in one piece was for us to join our two vehicles together. That way … Continue reading

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