Author Archives: Dreamaticus

Shoes, socks and underwear in Swindon (Rousse)

In a strappy black vest top and black trousers, I probably wasn’t suitably dressed for a memorial service – even if I had the approval of AH who peered lustily down my cleavage. My main concern was the fashion faux … Continue reading

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Gary Glitter flashback (Rousse)

Gary Glitter sidled up to me from behind just as I was about to hand the dirty crockery from the Korean cookery demonstration over to one of the catering staff. I was struck by how much the disgraced pop star … Continue reading

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Disobedience during the fire drill (Rousse)

When the fire alarm rang I was standing at my computer with EH. ‘I’m taking my handbag and coat’, I said, remembering the last time when we were stuck outdoors for ages in the cold. EH didn’t hear me. She … Continue reading

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Castle trap (Rousse)

X and I were trapped in a damp, crumbling castle. Each time we turned a corner the cold, dark, wet walls closed in on us even further. How would we ever escape?

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New discoveries at the University of Manchester: puppies working as lift attendants, an immersive Star Trek game with daleks, and a man called Yeast (Rousse)

At last the time had come when I could take up my place at Manchester University on the Early English honours degree course. I wondered what it would be like going back into first year. I anticipated that essay writing … Continue reading

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Home décor disaster (Rousse)

N and S proudly presented their newly decorated sitting room. I was able to enthuse about like the fresh green colour scheme. However, I was unconvinced that the 1970s styling was appropriate to their low-beamed cottage. I also wondered who … Continue reading

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Teesside High School tea party gate-crasher (Rousse)

PM joined the table of Teesside High girls and added some home-baked cakes to the spread. When I spied the cherry flapjacks I reached out to grab one. They were delicious. We soon noticed that there was a girl at … Continue reading

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