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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: 17 – Fighting Back

    Over the last week of November and first week of December two major events happened in Riesling and Walter’s lives. The first major event was Riesling struck lucky and sold her house to a couple who were down sizing and…

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    Dampatch: 18 – Getting Ready

    On the evening of Saturday 15 December, Walter and Riesling sat down for a television dinner and to celebrate the sale of Riesling house the day before. They both felt they needed a break away from their computers and to…

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    Dampatch: 19 – Making Contact

    Not realising how literally accurate she was to describe her as a loose cannon, Riesling decided to make contact with Claire Hiscott by flushing her out into the open. She explored the idea of placing an advertisement in a newspapers…

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    Dampatch: 21 – The Announcement

    On Monday 7 January, Walter kissed his wife goodbye and went back to work after his long Christmas break. He felt refreshed and pleased with his new life as a married man. Riesling cleaned the house, fed the cats and…

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    Dampatch: 22 – The Disengagement

    The following few days passed very slowly for Walter, Riesling, Claire and Steve Bawtree. Walter was not getting enough inspiration to progress his CarCom invention; Riesling had typed and retyped the text she needed for her forthcoming meeting with Claire;…

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    Dampatch: 23 – Clucking Hell

    As she sat in the Queens Hotel lounge drinking her third coffee to sober up before driving back to Bristol, Claire received a phone call from Stephen Bawtree: Steve: Hello, is that Claire? Claire: yes, who is this please? Steve:…

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    Dampatch: 24 – iBall to Eyeball

    While Claire was causing mayhem in Newport, in Cirencester Steve Bawtree opened the package he has just received and was pleasantly surprised by the amazing device he was handling; it was compact, tactile and beautifully put together. He placed the…

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    Dampatch: 25 – The Last Post

    Having given Walter his breakfast and sent him to work without his milky and feathery duffle coat, Riesling started on her busy schedule. She fed the cats and tidied the house. She then sat down and wrote a letter on…

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    Dampatch: 26 – The Big Launch

    And so it was that Walter Dampatch had his first invention, the CarCom officially registered at the Patent Office on Thursday 14 February 2008, St Valentine’s Day! Riesling thought it was apt that they should have the fruit of their…

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