Monthly Archives: July 2014

Friendship, Filofaxes and mud (Rousse)

While P tried to persuade the rest of us – S, L, T, TPR and me – to part with £2000 per couple for the next instalment of our friendship premium, I showed T the many uses of a stripped … Continue reading

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Dumped and exiled abroad (Rousse)

TPR had ended our intimate relationship and now I was stuck in France. My life was effectively over.

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A trophy wife (Rousse)

My cousin B was due to marry J. There were some doubts as to whether or not he would turn up at the ceremony. Rather than go directly to the church with everyone else, I held back with the bridal … Continue reading

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Naked bathing buddies (Rousse)

I jumped into the bath at the gym – with someone else’s fat, hairy husband.

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Presents for little girls (Rousse)

XY’s children had no idea of the trouble that their father had caused and I saw no reason to cancel their visit. The elder girl loved the hardback book that I had made for her, even though I thought she … Continue reading

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Fostering in Bristol (Rousse)

I took up part-time fostering. My charge was a boy of about 11 years of age whose father had left the family, and whose mother could not cope. My first assignment was to spend a Saturday afternoon with him and … Continue reading

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Removing a Word template watermark (Rousse)

The directory structure on the shared drive was in a terrible mess. Thankfully I eventually found the file that I was looking for. The proposal read well, but I was somewhat surprised that my colleagues thought it appropriate to present … Continue reading

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