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A new study at the White House (Rousse)

By clearing the landing at the White House a lot of extra space was made available. My mother told me that a new room would be built there. I begged for this to be a bedroom for me. I was … Continue reading

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A course in Corbridge – with popsicles (Rousse)

The venue for the course was the sitting room of my (dead) grandmother’s house in Corbridge. It was exactly as it was the last time that I had last visited it in the 1980s. The brown curtains still hung at … Continue reading

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Pregnant sisters at Christmas (Rousse)

When I heard that both my sisters were pregnant I vowed that I would never again spend Christmas at my parents’ house – at least not before the children had grown up.

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Walking on the Isle of Lewis (Rousse)

Since the ‘improvements’ to the guest house on the Isle of Lewis it now boasted a series of public rooms on the scale of a country house hotel, with a smart décor all deep red and burnished gold. The proprietor … Continue reading

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Sisters, a crop top, a wooden dinosaur, a knitted kangeroo, and a Christmas lunch invitation (Rousse)

I mentioned to my sister S that it was probably not a good idea to go out in a crop top. It was a cold day. In addition, ‘Madonna circa 1986’ was no longer a good look in 2015. My … Continue reading

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Classic car investment (Rousse)

I despaired at my parents who proudly showed off their latest acquisition. This was a set of four wrecked ‘classic’ cars that they considered to be valuable vintage vehicles. There was a badly bashed grey Golf GTi, a Ford Cortina, … Continue reading

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Scary nuns and a transsexual (Rousse)

This was a convent with a difference: none of the nuns dressed in habits. They were still scary, however. I was terrified when I accidentally got tangled up in the hose from their washing machine, tugged it out of the … Continue reading

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