Goth drag queens and yellow pigeons (Rousse)

TPR held my hand tightly as we walked along the dark street. Although the many passers-by frightened me due to their appearance, I was fascinated by the beautiful Goth drag queens.

When we emerged into the sunny square at the end of the street we were overwhelmed by hundreds of bright yellow pigeons.

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Between Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant: another Dr Who (Rousse)

Few know that between Christopher Eccelston and David Tennant there was another Dr Who: Scottish student JM.

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A dearth of decent restaurants in Harrogate (Rousse)

My step-mother-in-law organised a reunion in Harrogate. For a tourist town it lacked a decent restaurant. We tried two establishments but left each of them before a morsel of food was served simply because the waiting staff failed to come over and take our order.

We changed our plan and decided to buy takeaway fish and chips. This was a pity because for the first time in months XY seemed to be enjoying herself at the table.

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Doctoral degree entry requirements: Oxford and Edinburgh (Rousse)

All the others were clutching revision notes as we entered the exam hall. I had nothing in my hands because I had done no preparation whatsoever. So what if SH got a first and I failed?

Then I started to panic. How would I get onto the PhD programme at Edinburgh or Oxford without even a first degree?

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Unhelpful underground officials at Heathrow (Rousse)

The two London Underground officials at Heathrow Airport were hopeless. When I asked them which service ran to Kings Cross they simply laughed, then took another puff on their ridiculous pipes.

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Harold Wilson’s women (Rousse)

Harold Wilson had a wife and a mistress, yet I still accepted his generous invitation to become his girlfriend. (That he was dead was an irrelevant detail.)

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A car accessory catalogue obsession (Rousse)

TPR had a new hobby – cropping pictures of petrol cans from car accessory catalogues and reassembling them as colour-coordinated collections in Mac photo albums.

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