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House dressing (Rousse)

From the outside, my sister’s flat looked pretty much the same. The only difference was the selection of handmade cat greeting cards for sale to passing tourists on the window ledge. Inside, however, a huge transformation had taken place. The … Continue reading

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A heart attack hero and villain (Rousse)

A distressed bird flew into the sitting room. TPR grumpily forced the window open to allow it to escape. Unfortunately he suffered a heart attack due to the effort, and complained incessantly afterwards. Sometimes I wondered whether my husband liked … Continue reading

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Belle blasts Beastie Boys

I was cast as a ‘Greek Chorus’ type flatmate in a reality show. I would make strange entrances and exits and comment on what the contestants were up to. My most famous entrance was via a black shiny helicopter equipped … Continue reading

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UK parakeet problem hits Edinburgh (Rousse)

I pulled back the shutters and looked out of the window of the first floor. Imagine my surprise when I saw a someone come flying through the sky on the back of a man-sized robin! Also, on the branches of … Continue reading

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Through the bedroom window – with dead pigeons (Rousse)

I was already distraught when I opened the bedroom shutters to find three live pigeons trapped between the wood and the window. I was beyond consolation when I saw through the glass that the back garden was completely overgrown.

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A return to work after lockdown (Rousse)

After months of coronavirus lockdown, we were let back on to campus. I followed AD and LK along the corridor to my office. There we found a couple of admin staff using the room for a meeting. It didn’t take … Continue reading

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Coach plunges into Scottish loch, many feared drowned (Rousse)

As the coach left the outskirts of Glasgow, I tested the reclining bed that I had discovered next to the window. It was very versatile, with several options for its positioning. The traffic had thinned out by the time we … Continue reading

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A lobster-pot daughter and dodgy art work cleaning (Rousse)

Even though he obviously was not her father, TPR was the primary carer for our tiny new African baby. She was so beautiful that even I found it hard to believe that she was my very own daughter. We were … Continue reading

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A lochside home with a tiny, floppy, brown cow (Rousse)

When we heard that BP was vacating his flat at the Pleasance, TPR and I said that we might be interested in it. However, since it was accessed through a gym, we had to wait until opening time to view … Continue reading

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Cat capture (Rousse)

I was speaking to my parents on the phone from the comfort of my own bed at 06:00am when three cats jumped into the flat through the bedroom window. I left TPR to chase the intruders out again.

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