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Why bother with home-made Christmas cards? (Rousse)

EH sat at the far end of the sofa, watching me as I cut out shapes from unused Christmas cards to make some cards of my own. ‘What is the point of doing that?’ she asked. ‘I like to make … Continue reading

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Bid to honour Hartburn home (Rousse)

There was a move to honour the White House (Hartburn, Stockton-on-Tees) as a national monument on account of the parties held there in the 1970s and 1980s. I doubted that it merited such attention: it was not as if my … Continue reading

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A busy morning with Uncle J (Rousse)

My Uncle J sat on the sofa and enthused about his new business idea: to sell custom-made T-shirts to the British middle classes. I told him that this venture was doomed to failure. I was British and middle class, and … Continue reading

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Teesside veterinary practice moves south to Leeds LS1 (Rousse)

‘If the practice moves to Leeds where will the pets of Teesside be treated?’ I asked. The two young vets glanced guiltily at each other, and then their lawyer. The three of them were sitting the green sofa at my … Continue reading

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The ugly pumpkin-headed baby (Rousse)

HR trotted down the steps with her boyfriend and their pumpkin-headed baby. Meanwhile HR’s Australian ex-boyfriend was lying on a sofa in our back room, complaining that he was lonely. We had to keep these people apart. I ran outside … Continue reading

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Downsize giveaway – with goat (Rousse)

TPR and I were furnishing our new flat. Meanwhile friends of friends (Sue and Mike) had downsized and were giving away all sorts of bits and pieces that they had previously placed in storage. We lacked suitable seating for the … Continue reading

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Trapped without shoes in a country house hotel (Rousse)

I returned from test-driving the tandem and followed TPR into the posh hotel dining room. We felt somewhat embarrassed eating there, especially since I was unshod. After the meal TPR returned to our (more modest) accommodation a couple of streets … Continue reading

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