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Hebridean ham roast recipe conundrum (Rousse)

The contestants were each invited to roast a lump of ham. I would then judge their efforts so that the winner would be appointed part-time chef at the Hebridean guest house. I wondered how they would cope with the recipe … Continue reading

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A library leopard (Rousse)

I found two interesting things in the (old) University of Birmingham main library. First I saw TT, all the way from Denver on sabbatical, accompanied by one of his sons, heading into a meeting room. Second, I spotted the library … Continue reading

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The battle of St James’ Park (Rousse)

I climbed the concrete steps barefoot up to the top of the terraces of St James’ Park stadium. I found my seat amongst the other Newcastle United supporters, eagerly awaiting the start of the match against Bolton. A woman along … Continue reading

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Lose 10 stone within 12 months?! (Rousse)

I estimated that the 10 stone that B planned to lose within twelve months was half her body weight. Given her track record with the scales, I very much doubted that she would ever achieve this, but I kindly kept … Continue reading

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Second wedding wildlife (Rousse)

The bride wore a bizarre blue patterned lawn cotton gown, as did her chief bridesmaid daughter. Two of her three sons, dressed in black suits, vied for the role of best man. This all seemed pretty pointless to me since … 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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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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