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Exploding trains in London add to landfill problems (Rousse)

London was one huge rubbish tip. When TPR and I stepped off the train the only way out of the station was up a mountain of landfill. The next day we heard that a train had exploded on arrival at … Continue reading

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How to address a Dame of the British Empire (Rousse)

VAE was hotly tipped to be made Dame of the British Empire in the next Queen’s Honours List. I wondered whether we would all be obliged to address her as M’Lady?

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Flour revenge (Rousse)

My sister criticised me for transporting flour. I took my revenge by tipping some over her head.

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An unconsummated marriage and home delivery comfort food (Rousse)

I wed BB around ten years ago, but we never got round to consummating our marriage – which was just a well because we both had ‘real’ spouses of our own. An occasional quick hug and chat was all that … Continue reading

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Lose 13 pounds in a week – on bacon (Rousse)

TB-O leant over at the dinner table to share slimming tips. He explained how he had lost 13lbs in a week on a simple lunchtime diet of hardened paper-thin slices of bacon – and nothing else. To me it all … Continue reading

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Academic highs and lows (Rousse)

There it was in print: my first co-authored paper with BC. Best of all, when BC read it out loud to me from the pages of the journal it was the sweetest bedtime story ever. Granted it was only a … Continue reading

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Exam preparation tips (Rousse)

I realised that the resources that I prepared for my exam preparation classes this year were sub-standard when I passed a bus stop advertising hoarding from 2013. It displayed a full colour professionally-produced poster packed with specifc advice for the … Continue reading

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