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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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Rare red toothpaste

I chastised GC for his wasteful use of rare red toothpaste as he applied yet another 8-inch streak to his toothbrush.

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Preservation of a seventeenth century drugs hoard (Rousse)

DT danced down the hall to ‘oldies’ on my ancient iPhone 3. Then she boogied into the bathroom where she picked up a blister pack of tablets. ‘Oh, let’s try these!’ she called to WB. ‘Not so fast’ I said. … Continue reading

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A coping strategy for the strangely blind (Rousse)

I suffered from an extremely rare form of blindness. Although I still had my sight, what I saw was completely different from what everyone else could see. I did all I could to disguise my disability by listening very carefully … Continue reading

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Antiquarian book collecting for beginners (Rousse)

Each morning we swam with seals. RI would join us, provided that he had not stayed out too late the night before on “tom cat” excursions. In the afternoons we liked to vary our activities. Today OC took us to … Continue reading

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Secret double life of world-famous magician (Rousse)

We stood in the queue at the tiny booth. Would we buy the world-famous magician’s standard tour merchandise, or splash out on limited edition signed T shirts at £40 a piece? The staff were keen to sell us the latter, … Continue reading

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Rare feral brown and white mountain goats captured on film in the Scottish highlands (Rousse)

I saw RA’s boyfriend G playing with an iPad. When I asked what he was doing he showed me videos from his summer holiday. His favourites featured rare feral brown and white mountain goats grazing beside a steep waterfall in … Continue reading

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