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Rousse’s rich skip pickings

My former neighbour was a wasteful interior designer. This was great news for me and the new occupant of the flat above mine. We could take our pick of all the items that the spendthrift had abandoned in the skip … Continue reading

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Dull conversation with the disorganised (Rousse)

The young lad who had been telling us about his eastern European Jewish heritage skipped ahead along Bruntsfield Place and stopped at a fast food outlet where he ordered a doner kebab. When we reached him TPR thought about asking … Continue reading

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Rousse’s flood-damaged carpet crisis

TPR choked back tears as he gingerly paddled across our flooded sitting room to inspect close-up the damage to our most precious possession. The threads of the Persian rug had disintegrated under the water. It was now puckered with huge … Continue reading

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Twentieth century icons AJP Taylor and Paul McCartney keep Rousse amused

Boy did we have something to celebrate! PT and I took possession of the enormous office on the other side of the D corridor, with its fabulous views over the verdant countryside. I was yet to furnish my end of … Continue reading

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Guns, roses, a trouser press and trains (Rousse)

I had hoped that EH would be available for lunch. When I called into her office, however, she said that she was too busy examining a PhD by a Guns N’ Roses band member. It was unclear as to whether … Continue reading

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