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From Ellansgate to Quatre Bras, Hexham (Rousse)

So few people used Ellansgate in Hexham these days that the former tarmac road was now an overgrown rooted path. At the junction with Quatre Bras I showed SL the old salmon pool, the obedient yellow ducklings, and the tall, … Continue reading

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Wonders of the Walkman (Rousse)

I reminded myself of the wonders of the Walkman when I borrowed a white one to relive the excitement of my first encounter with personal audio technology in the early 1980s – notably the weight of the device and the … Continue reading

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Prince Harry and high heels (Rousse)

I travelled to locked down London for training as a new member of the British Secret Service. England’s capital city looked, and sounded, very quiet. I could even hear bird song through the closed top deck bus windows. Soon I … Continue reading

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Red and white woodpecker gate-crashes class (Rousse)

I heard a knocking from above, looked up, and saw a beautiful red and white woodpecker tapping on the wooden classroom chandelier. I stopped the class so that we could all take out our phones to photograph the beauty.

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Defunct orange toilet stars in garden makeover disaster (Rousse)

I should never have allowed my sister S anywhere near my garden. It was now triangular in shape, with a steeply sloped lawn. She had planted the beds with huge white flowers, and at the point furthest from the house, … Continue reading

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Barry Cryer’s autograph (Rousse)

I overheard Barry Cryer’s minder announce to the theatre staff that his boss was waiting in the car outside. I followed him back out to the street, then asked him if he might be able to ask Cryer to sign … Continue reading

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Deaf woman drives ancient red and white Peugeot 205 (Rousse)

I was briefly reunited with my old Peugeot 205. A deaf French woman drove it into town. The car now sported French plates, and half its body work was white rather than red.

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UK Research and Innovation style (Rousse)

I put on my 1940s red and white gingham tea dress before setting off by train for Swindon. My outfit impressed the one member of research council staff who was interested in fashion. As she complimented me on my style, … Continue reading

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Moving back into the White House (Rousse)

On the basis of the enthusiastic reports of the recent fabulous visit of my mother and sister J, I could not wait to return to the White House. I met the man in charge of the (now) old people’s home, … Continue reading

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Super-friendly furry animals, early blooms, and stolen chocolates (Rousse)

Four grey squirrels, each accompanied by a tiny rust-coloured baby kit, leapt from the treetops into my coat as I passed through the market. I managed to shake the squirming animals out of my clothing by the time I reached … Continue reading

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