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A thick-ankled waitress (Rousse)

I admired ET as she served everyone in the dining room single-handed. This was a feat in itself, but she did it with so much grace, without a hint that she would consider this demeaning work for someone of her … Continue reading

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Barack Obama’s winning smile and a bottle of whisky (Rousse)

Barack Obama could not wait any longer for the couple who were late to reach Ullapool. He therefore asked me – with a winning smile – whether I would take the bottle of whisky. I was unsure as to whether … Continue reading

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A delicious recipe for roast pumpkin soup in shells (Rousse)

Now I understood why the soup at lunchtime tasted so good: the school office staff had taken to spending their mornings making fresh batches on campus. Today the office fridges were crammed with pumpkins to be roasted with garlic and … Continue reading

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Charity shop Whimsies and a sand slide bring joy to the office (Rousse)

My new office space was appalling. I was shown to a tiny table with a computer at the end end of a long narrow room that accommodated around a dozen academics and research students. On the blue desk next to … Continue reading

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Stockton man traffics refugees as a sideline to drug dealing (Rousse)

TPR and I were setting down to watch a 1970s film in the upstairs drawing room of the White House when we sensed that we were not alone. After a quick check behind the furniture revealed nothing, we sat back … Continue reading

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An athletic library user (Rousse)

I burst through the main door almost taking out RR (who had just returned from a trip by train) and offered to carry his newspaper upstairs for him. While he took the lift, I charged up the the wide sweeping … Continue reading

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Wear fur and wool to beat the winter office blues (Rousse)

LJ was so cold that she had turned invisible. The only reason we knew that she in the office and curled around the radiator was the direction from which we could hear her voice. Back in my own room I … Continue reading

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