Author Archives: Dreamaticus

House purchase buyer beware (Rousse)

TPR and I were very pleased with our recent house purchase. Conveniently located not far from our old flat, the size of its reception rooms was its best feature. Something that was unclear to me, however, was the status of … Continue reading

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An afternoon in Rousse’s wardrobe

WB rooted around in my wardrobe until she found a suitable green dress. The choice of footwear, however, was a great disappointment to her. Flat black leather pumps were simply not her style.

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Poor student performance (Rousse)

P was about to give the students their feedback on their exam performance. Their work was dreadful. Only a couple had managed to complete the paper successfully. P’s concern was that perhaps the paper had been too difficult, and now … Continue reading

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Proper fox hunting attire (Rousse)

My cousin B was extremely gracious when we turned up at her farm house in Somerset as uninvited guests. My sister J, one of her friends, TPR and I all wanted to go hunting. If anyone could find a mount … Continue reading

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Papier-mâché craft and careers advice on the Morningside Road (Rousse)

The young lad on Morningside Road was disposing of goods from his school in charity shops. I called him back when I saw him cross the road carrying the large yellow papier-mâché lolly pop decorated with the words ‘To Daddy … Continue reading

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A day trip by train to Plymouth (Rousse)

I was disappointed that TPR would not join me on my day trip by train to Plymouth. It was such a beautiful summer’s day, and he would have enjoyed the ride (even if the train was packed, especially in the … Continue reading

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A pensive lecturer (Rousse)

A banner above the desk displayed the lecturer’s name: ‘Pensive Abbott, now known as KA’. ‘Nobody ever used “Pensive” when I was little’ KA explained. ‘”Penny” was so much nicer.’ We couldn’t understand why KA had a ‘former name’ at … Continue reading

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