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A Russian spy and dangerous old English sheepdog in John Lewis (Rousse)

The University Principal found out that we were harbouring a Russian spy. She first tried to capture him by inviting us all to breakfast at her town house (with newly astro-turfed front lawn). Her servant served us, taking our orders … Continue reading

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Tight black underwear and the most unpopular woman north of Aberdeen (Rousse)

TPR and I bought an enormous country pile just north of Aberdeen. Granted it was right next to a massive housing scheme (thanks to my mother for pointing this out), but it would make a fantastic venue for our forthcoming … Continue reading

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Mouse heads up public library service (Rousse)

At the conclusion of X’s rousing speech I stood up to confirm that librarians were the most powerful public servants. It therefore came as both a shock and a disappointment to learn moments later that a mouse headed up the … Continue reading

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Rousse hunts for food after a cold night in the research council committee car

The venue for the research council meeting was a tiny battered car on Annandale Street. I was squashed in behind the front passenger’s seat listening to academics pontificating about anything but research. For example, one shared his obsession for staging … Continue reading

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Giving up gossip for Lent: Rousse debates the Archers rules

TPR and I poured all our savings into a property purchase. Our new flat was on the first floor of a Georgian square in London that actually looked like it belonged in Edinburgh. Its size and layout very much resembled … Continue reading

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Staffing priorities in hard times (Rousse)

As far as I could remember we had never received any presents from the G-J family. So when their servant asked us to return “everything” it was difficult to know what to say. The servant explained that R and S … Continue reading

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Changing of the bride at Buckingham Palace (Rousse)

The Duchess of Cambridge despatched, I took over at Prince William’s side. The arrangement allowed for TPR to accompany me in my new role as royal wife, and initially we made a very happy threesome. However serious problems started to … Continue reading

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