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Top game gift recommendation: Settlers of Catan (Rousse)

TPR and I resumed our places in the back of the smart black car for another road trip south – only this time I sat on the right behind the passenger seat, and TPR took position on the left behind … Continue reading

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Queen honours crocodile-tailed, Tweed-suited swimmer (Rousse)

The swimmer dressed in a tweed suit and crocodile tail, and competing against his two sons, impressed the Queen so much so that she made him a baron.

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1970s bed linen, out of reach kitchen appliances, and a gift of £1000 (Rousse)

TPR and I were staying with KLX at his London flat while the rest of his family spent the summer in Ireland. KLX admitted that he wasn’t the best of housekeepers and asked me to help make up the beds … Continue reading

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When you just have to go (Rousse)

I found GG’s young son naked on the floor outside the bathroom door. ‘I’m desperate’, he said, ‘But JB is in there with medical staff and they won’t let me in’. I scooped him up and carried him out of … 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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‘Grandpa’ disputes ownership of Waterman pen (Rousse)

I fought with M over a silver Waterman pen. He claimed that it was his, but I argued that it could only be mine since it was a corporate gift from Sun Microsystems. IH, who was cradling a baby, watched … Continue reading

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From the Greek massacre to rioting on the streets of Edinburgh (Rousse)

G and LE started a fashion for building houses half way up the crags of Holyrood Park. My parents planned to do the same. In the meantime we lived in a small caravan in a car park next to Holyrood … Continue reading

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