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Sourcing a stash of hard-to-buy vintage anti-feminist placards (Rousse)

The research seminar was my responsibility and time was running out. My main concerns were that: (a) I had confused everyone by corresponding with the speaker as Tivol (or Tivo for short) – my Aboriginal name; (b) the event was … Continue reading

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A top quality charity shop in Leith (Rousse)

We’d never before noticed this charity shop next to the Leith cycle path. The window display of 1970s ballgowns tempted us in. The clothes for sale were more ‘vintage’ than second-hand, and the knick knacks genuine antiques. While TPR picked … Continue reading

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Live ‘badgers’ for sale in Edinburgh store (Rousse)

KD and I stumbled across a new set of interesting shops in a mews building at the west end of Edinburgh. Amongst them was one that sold ethnic goods such as Turkish rugs and handcrafted wooden furniture from the Far … Continue reading

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Bare-chested business (Rousse)

I’d dressed in such a rush that I had accidentally ended up in a shirt that did not match the rest of my outfit. I’d also forgotten to put on my bra. I could not possibly make an appearance in … Continue reading

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Back to black and white (Rousse)

Curiously Darlington Road was in monochrome. Even the yob outside the wine shop who tried to accost me was a figure in black and white. “This neighbourhood has definitely gone downhill since we all left”, I concluded.

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Novelist’s life work loss blamed on clumsy husband (Rousse)

I’d been complaining of TPR’s clumsiness for some time. Now he had managed to let a desktop PC, all the back-up disks for my novel-in-progress, and an old fashioned brick mobile telephone, fall from a third floor window and through … Continue reading

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Popping out to buy the paper (Rousse)

My mother asked me to pop out to buy the Sunday Times. My decision to look for a copy in the shop half way up the hillside of a small Scottish ski resort was not the best. However, luckily I … Continue reading

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