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Pea soup in confined space (Rousse)

In B & E’s tiny galley kitchen I cooked pea soup on a temperamental electric hob. B was so keen to try the green boiling concoction that he drank some straight from the pan. It was a miracle that he … Continue reading

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Waist deep in mud in the River Tyne (Rousse)

CMcD was very familiar with the walking route up the River Tyne to my sister’s house in Newcastle. We set off after the tide had receded, doing our best to avoid the mud flats and the sinking sands. CMcD was … Continue reading

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Potato and pea poisoning in buy-to-let investment (Rousse)

TPR and I and some friends invested in a buy-to-let flat. One of our co-investors took the lead on the renovations and started by dismantling the navy blue bath. We chose the wallpaper (in the event too expensive for a … Continue reading

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Taking stock while house training a greyhound (Rousse)

I was spilling stock everywhere: into the sink, onto the worktop, over the floor. It would take hours (for TPR) to clean up the oily mess. Then we also had to deal with the greyhound puppy.I asked my mother if … Continue reading

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Canadian island adventure (Rousse)

We had to get off this doomed Canadian island. We’d already caused offence by taking over the sitting room of a family at prayer, and now the island itself was starting to sink. Our only hope was rescue by a … Continue reading

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Slipping in past the squeezy bottles (Rousse)

Whenever the little boy came to visit he made his entrance through the cupboard under the sink. He also always brought his own small bottle of Fairy Liquid with him. ‘I wonder if you will still be doing this when … Continue reading

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How to divide a kitchen (Rousse)

TPR and I moved into KS’s house in Bristol. Our sleeping accommodation was on one floor, KS and HT had theirs below us, and the huge shared kitchen was in the basement. We were on our own for the first … Continue reading

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