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Sheffield trains and brothels (Rousse)

A tall French woman in a long white cotton dress stood perplexed on a platform at Edinburgh Waverley railway station. When I offered to help her, she held up her phone to me to display her train ticket. She complained … Continue reading

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King Charles takes the replacement bus service (Rousse)

I accompanied King Charles on his journey south by train from Balmoral. His carriages were very different from ours. Their worn wood panelling and tatty leather upholstery contrasted with the modern furnishings throughout the rest of the train. When we … Continue reading

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Prince William caught in tatty blazer (Rousse)

One of my duties as nanny to Princes William and Harry was to put the pair of them on the train to Eton. When I let the brothers down to the platform, I noticed a tear in Prince William’s turquoise … Continue reading

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Stirling to Edinburgh train services slashed (Rousse)

I met ECM at Waverley station. From there we caught the train to a destination that ECM had been desperate to visit for decades. Unfortunately Stirling was a great disappointment, so after a quick look at the dowdy main street, … Continue reading

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Trapped on a non-stop train to Heidelberg (Rousse)

I jumped on the train to accompany MM – for just a short while – on her long journey east across Europe. The plan was for me to accompany her as far the next stop, leave the carriage, cross platforms, … Continue reading

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Fun and games with trains (Rousse)

I needed to reach Liverpool by 13:15 for a meeting. At 12:30 I jumped on the first train that I saw at Edinburgh’s Waverley Station, assuming that it was a London service that called at Leeds. I was right in … Continue reading

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Frail old lady on the wrong train (Rousse)

I’d mixed up the two rail tickets. I had that of mother, and she mine. The main consequence of this was that a frail old lady was about to board the ‘wrong’ train, and there was no way that I … Continue reading

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Owl attack at railway station (Rousse)

My companion decided to take the shortest route to the platform opposite, and stepped down onto the railway track. I considered this far too dangerous a move. I instead climbed the iron steps and walked over the bridge. The savage … Continue reading

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Husband hires hit man to kill off wife (Rousse)

It was the end of our holiday. I had almost finished packing the bike panniers in preparation for our journey home when a man rushed into our room, then grabbed and bundled me into the back of his car. He … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge travels incognito by public transport to Norwich (Rousse)

My new best friend the Duchess of Cambridge and I travelled by bus and train to Norwich. My companion blended in well: none of the other passengers spotted royalty in their midst. When we diverted via Bristol, I offered to … Continue reading

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