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The right way to hang wallpaper (Rousse)

TPR was setting up a new home office. At the same time – and in the same room – I was preparing a nursery for a visiting toddler. These two activities were clearly incompatible. Everything came to a head when … Continue reading

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Sunny South Shields shelters skiers (Rousse)

We were travelling to our Alpine ski holiday on an early morning flight from Newcastle airport – as, it would appear, was half the population of the north east of England. All the airport hotels were fully booked, so we … Continue reading

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A Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Christmas surprise (Rousse)

TPR kept a shop not far from the Edinburgh city bypass. It sold traditional toys. One Christmas Eve I walked to the shop with KA. On the way I regaled her with tales of Queen Margaret College graduate MR, his … Continue reading

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Contini kidnap (Rousse)

We were all (including toddler JJ) squeezed around a big square table in Contini George Street, Edinburgh when a huge red-headed man in a kilt marched into the restaurant. He looked like an extra from Outlander. Most of us supposed … Continue reading

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Reptiles and serpents found at tropical wedding venue (Rousse)

DTJ and KJ were due to host their wedding celebration at a tropical hotel that was familiar to me and TPR. We picked up our wedding present for them – a huge canvas – and walked barefoot to the venue. … Continue reading

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Cannabis dealer takes cash in Leith (Rousse)

On my way walk back from Leith along the cycle path I picked up a couple of heavy bin bags that PL was about to send to the charity shop. Inside them I found a pile of brand new hand-knitted … Continue reading

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Naked computer scientist rugby players high on drugs cause havoc at house party (Rousse)

Our party was getting out of hand. Five naked computer scientist rugby players high on drugs had squeezed into the bath off the spare bedroom – just at the point that I was showing MB’s nonagenarian mother to her room … Continue reading

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