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Over body-confidence, laundry robbers, the Northumbrian pipes, and a man in white bow ties (Rousse)

Early one morning, before the shops opened, my sister S, my mother and I ran along the Ullapool esplanade. At the far end we stepped on the scales. My sister weighed in at 11 stone five, over two stone heavier … Continue reading

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The botox beauty of the Home Counties (Rousse)

I’d been in my parents’ house some time before my sister J eventually came downstairs to greet me. When she made her grand entrance she was barely recognisable, dressed in a tiny pair of denim jeans and a pale blue … Continue reading

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Son learns of surrogate half-sister through father’s ex-girlfriend mother of the baby (Rousse)

My godson James was the son of my ex-boyfriend. He hardly saw me in his childhood, but now a young adult he was keen to befriend me to learn more about the early life of his father. This posed difficulties. … Continue reading

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George Clooney and a Sisters of Mercy lookalike above the snow line (Rousse)

We were going camping with our French friends above the snow line in the north west of Scotland. Access to the site was via Forestry Commission trails, first on the dirt track along the shoreline of the loch, then up … Continue reading

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Settlers of Catan for all ages (Rousse)

I wondered whether it would be too great a challenge to teach the rules of Settlers of Catan to an eight year-old and her six-year old sister. Then I remembered that these were the grandchildren of BC. They would soon … Continue reading

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Back to the old house for BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions? (Rousse)

The venue for this week’s BBC Radio 4 Any questions was Stockton-on-Tees or – more precisely – the childhood bedroom that I shared with my sisters at the White House, Hartburn. The room had been cleared of bedroom furniture to … Continue reading

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Sisters, a husband, and parents on holiday (Rousse)

It seemed inappropriate that two little blonde sisters aged six and eight wearing white shift dresses would be showing tourists around a World War I theme park. It was also rather odd that TPR was not staying in the plush … Continue reading

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