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    These stories are very slightly, if at all, based on personal experience. By way of amusing family and friends, I occasionally used their names in the plots, without asking their permission. As a result, few court cases are now pending.
     

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    Dampatch: 7 – Mother of Invention

    Riesling slept very well and woke up early. She got up at around 7:00 and went down stairs. She was shocked by the mess in the kitchen. There were empty cups, saucers, plates and spoons everywhere; Walter’s attempt at making…

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    Dampatch: 8 – Geist Ball

    Twelve days later, having left her cat Izha with next door neighbours, Riesling walked in with her suitcase ready for her two weeks mission at Walter’s house on the outskirts of Newport. Walter had also taken two weeks off work…

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    Dampatch: 9 – The iPatch

    For the next ten days, they developed a work routine that focused on making sure Walter worked on his invention for as much as 10 hours each day. Walter sat at his desk scribbling and drawing. Occasionally, Walter would open…

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    Dampatch: 10 – A Day at the Races

    On Friday 9th November 2007, they caught the 9:59 train from Newport Train Station. 56 minutes later, they arrived at Cheltenham Spa Train Station and as it was a pleasant and sunny autumn day, they decided to walk the 15…

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    Dampatch: 11 – The Sting

    On Tuesday, Riesling called Walter at home and he assured her that he submitted the application first thing on Monday. He explained that the appropriate procedure wouldn’t allow him to process his own application and that it has to be…

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    Dampatch: 12 – Joining Forces

    After breakfast, Riesling and Walter sat down for a chat. Walter was nervous, very depressed and nursing a shocking headache. Riesling on the other hand, had her nostrils flared and her eyes burning with determination. Walter thought she never looked…

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    Dampatch: 13 – The Plot Thickens

    Walter got home and found Zatar very angry, very hungry and with a lot of things to say about the bad service she has been getting lately. Walter went to his computer to finish off the copyright amendment to his…

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    Dampatch: 14 – Playing Dirty

    Walter arrived at Riesling’s front door soon before 7:00 p.m. Over dinner, Riesling briefed Walter on her progress with the estate agents and the Registry office and Walter gave her his birth certificate and the electricity bill as proof of…

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    Dampatch: 15 – What’s in a Name?

    Over the next three days, Riesling concentrated on putting her house on the market by letting Alexandra, a woman from George Henry come along and measure up her house to prepare a sales brochure. She also went to the Registry…

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    Dampatch: 16 – The Cunning Plan

    The taxi arrived at the Registrar’s Office in Gold Tops on Saturday 24 November 2007 at 12:25 and Riesling got out dressed in her lemon silk dress with matching handbag and shoes. She had a yellow rose pinned to her…

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