Author Archives: Dreamaticus

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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