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Christmas travel arrangements (Rousse)

Homeless, we were shackled up at my parents’ house for Christmas. One bonus, however, was that we did rather well for Christmas presents. Amongst my haul were two new sets of pyjamas, one of which was red and fleecy and … Continue reading

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Books, visitors, and plans for Christmas 2016 at the newly acquired guest house (Rousse)

The guest house was now in the hands of MB. This meant that there was a completely different library of old books from which to retrieve your reading material. I soon worked my way through modern literary fiction, but then … Continue reading

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Excess body hair and changes in the weather (Rousse)

The reunion brought together folk from my family (my sisters J and S), school (GB and JB now divorced, but at least willing to attend the same event even if they would not acknowledge one another), and university (JS with … Continue reading

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Black cats and a toddler (Rousse)

Everywhere I turned there was another black cat. They swarmed through the house as I hunted for my sister. When I found her she showed off her latest creation: a pale blue flowered toddler’s top, modelled by her son. While … Continue reading

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Furniture graffiti (Rousse)

My ten year-old nephew and his little vandal friend treated my grandmother’s sideboard like a school desk. I was furious. My sister thought I was harsh.

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A suspicious highland ‘death’ (Rousse)

Only the trout nosing out to snap at flies broke the flat surface of the water. From my vantage point on the balcony of our highland hideaway the entire scene was of near calm, with the lush green mountains mirrored … Continue reading

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A philanderer and a forgetful wife (Rousse)

When J begged me to sleep with him I asked whether he had been unfaithful to his wife in the past. ‘Several times’ he replied. It appeared that he got up to all sorts of mischief on lads’ weekends away … Continue reading

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