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Truck hire Edinburgh (Rousse)

I was impressed with TPR’s truck driving. He sailed with ease along the wide lanes of the M8 into Edinburgh. Similarly, he skillfully navigated the narrow streets of the city, managing to squeeze the articulated lorry down the narrowest of … Continue reading

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Manchester’s music scene celebrated at the University (Rousse)

How did I know that I was at the University of Manchester? Because the walls were covered in Manchester band posters. Gathered together like this, you were forced to appreciate the impact of city’s music scene on the history of … Continue reading

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A murderer on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne (Rousse)

We had a couple of hours to spare so crossed the causeway to Holy Island. In the distance on the headland we saw JS. We called ‘Broken bone!’ at her and she responded with a wave and a smile. When … Continue reading

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Christopher Walken, dancer and time traveller (Belle)

The venue was pretty run down but we were trying to make the best of it. A fellow traveller ran up to me. “Say, do you remember that film?”. I did not. Then she brought out a 1970s ‘movie viewer’ … Continue reading

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Hope for hoarders dashed (Rousse)

The back staircase was decorated pink. The neat piles of junk on the steps were numerous – perhaps an indication that, at long last, my parents were having a clear-out. However, when I stumbled over a box of out of … Continue reading

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Belle the librarian serves Rousse the criminal (Rousse)

It was a tough route up the concrete staircase in the cold to the main library of Birmingham City University, but so worth the struggle to be greeted by squeals of joy from Belle, on duty at the main enquiry … Continue reading

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Fat woman in White Stuff tunic dress is reckless on the roads (Rousse)

When they heard our news, my elderly parents drove all the way (all on their own) to visit us at our new house in East Lothian.  They stopped off at White Stuff in Edinburgh city centre on the way. There … Continue reading

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A boyfriend returns (Rousse)

KA danced at the bottom of the staircase in a fluffy pink bolero. One year ago she hardly mentioned AO. Now he was here too. Afterwards we went for a walk. KA’s daughter R was ahead of us, alone and … Continue reading

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Stockton man traffics refugees as a sideline to drug dealing (Rousse)

TPR and I were setting down to watch a 1970s film in the upstairs drawing room of the White House when we sensed that we were not alone. After a quick check behind the furniture revealed nothing, we sat back … Continue reading

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A dump in Luton (Rousse)

Our new house was not ready when we first moved to Luton so we wild-camped by the river for a couple of nights, with only a sleeping bag and dirty white sheet for cover. We were perfectly safe there, but … Continue reading

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