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Birmingham University students play on swings to avoid murder scene (Rousse)

SPC, SH and I stayed in Birmingham at SH’s flat a couple of weeks before the start of our final year at University. Just across the road people were queuing to lay flowers at a murder scene. We tried to … Continue reading

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New neighbours (Rousse)

We moved into a tiny flat in a modern block that offered a range of accommodation, including fully-serviced apartments. Our flatmates included JC and AC. Space was so tight that the dishwasher was kept in the bathroom. There really wasn’t … Continue reading

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A dearth of decent restaurants in Harrogate (Rousse)

My step-mother-in-law organised a reunion in Harrogate. For a tourist town it lacked a decent restaurant. We tried two establishments but left each of them before a morsel of food was served simply because the waiting staff failed to come … Continue reading

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Edinburgh’s top Italian café offers a new line in raw vegetable dishes, and entertains guests in an interactive anteroom (Rousse)

JM was back from his holiday and enjoying all the attention from the charming waiting staff at Edinburgh’s best Italian café. I watched from across the table as he tucked into two enormous bowls of raw fruit and vegetables. It … Continue reading

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Award-winning dress designer’s garment giveaway and new restaurant business venture (Rousse)

I bumped into the award-winning dress designer MSB in the queue at the enquiry desk of the Scottish Business Information Service, within the National Library of Scotland. While I had been working (and risking the loss of my MacBook Air … Continue reading

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