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Caribbean boat wreck survivor (Rousse)

I was one of the lucky one. When the wave overturned the open boat, I remembered the drill to kick of my boots, discard my hat, stuff my glasses into my pocket, and then swim until I found a float … Continue reading

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A tidy up cheat and a water leak (Rousse)

My parents insisted that my sister clear up her mess downstairs and – remarkably – she set about the task. However, on close inspection I could see that all she was doing was stuffing black bin liners randomly with her … Continue reading

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Crash victim bodies buried in moorland peat bog (Rousse)

My father told us that we should go up to the moors and remove all the evidence of the car crash. His main concern was that the wreckage and bodies that my sister S and I had buried in the … Continue reading

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Jimmy Savile ‘in hibernation’ (Rousse)

Jimmy Savile was not dead. I learnt this from a tweet in French. It translated as ‘How astonishing that Jimmy Savile has been in hibernation for all this time’. The tweet was one amongst hundreds collected in a book of … Continue reading

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Classic car investment (Rousse)

I despaired at my parents who proudly showed off their latest acquisition. This was a set of four wrecked ‘classic’ cars that they considered to be valuable vintage vehicles. There was a badly bashed grey Golf GTi, a Ford Cortina, … Continue reading

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Northumbria University’s funfair recruitment drive, and two naughty sisters (Rousse)

When my sister heard that I had a meeting in Newcastle she said that she would like to see me afterwards. Northumbria University had changed considerably since my last visit. In an apparent effort to recruit more students, the campus … Continue reading

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Scottish midges damage Inverness housing market prospects (Rousse)

We were looking around a new housing development in Inverness. Amongst the large modern yellow sandstone “executive homes” were grey monochrome Scooby Doo mansions, covered in creeper with their windows boarded up. “Let’s buy one of the wrecks and renovate … Continue reading

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Car driver clones while at the wheel (Rousse)

I was so terrified by the experience in the car that someone else had to undress me at our final destination. My trauma was caused my the sight of JC self-replicating over and over again in the driver’s seat. By … Continue reading

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