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Left behind groceries at LIDL (Rousse)

A pile of groceries lay on the floor at the entrance to LIDL: a cabbage, a dozen potatoes, a few sprouts, and six tins of tomatoes. They’d been there for at least two days, but nobody knew the reason why. … Continue reading

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A busy morning with Uncle J (Rousse)

My Uncle J sat on the sofa and enthused about his new business idea: to sell custom-made T-shirts to the British middle classes. I told him that this venture was doomed to failure. I was British and middle class, and … Continue reading

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Yellow cherry tomatoes, red peppers and Settlers of Catan (Rousse)

I was busy sorting out the contents of the Settlers of Catan box so that everything would be in order the next time that we played. I’m glad I did so because inside the box JS found some yellow cherry … Continue reading

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A puffin child prodigy (Rousse)

Although I’d given up my gym membership long ago, from time to time I still popped into Virgin Active at Edinburgh’s Omni Centre. This was largely because I liked sitting in the café and pretending that it was my own … Continue reading

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Good turns in Paris and Edinburgh (Rousse)

When I came across FD looking lost at the top of Boulevard Raspail she admitted that she had never visited Paris before. I offered to show her the sights. We headed north towards to the river, the Louvre our first … Continue reading

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Rousse fails the cheese grater test

I helped DJ cook an enormous lasagne for him to eat after his marathon the next day. My main role was to chop the tomatoes. When DJ complained that someone had tidied away the wee metal hand-mill without washing it … Continue reading

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