Tag Archives: Edinburgh

The corpse in the cupboard, and a German underwear display (Rousse)

The guests at the dinner table were appalled when my mother opened the cupboard door and pulled out the heavy white metal trunk that contained the corpse. Why had she kept the body for so long, and what was she … Continue reading

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A hunt for Christopher Biggins near the offices of Forth FM (Rousse)

We cycled round and round the Leith roundabout, two of us sharing the bike. We discussed the dilemmas of parenthood for the single woman. For example, it is better to foster then adopt, or to return the fostered children to … Continue reading

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A top floor house sale and an errant husband confesses (Rousse)

As soon as KA told me the date of her party I knew that there would be a problem. I had to be in Reading on that date. However, I arranged things so that I could call in at her … Continue reading

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From student accommodation in Sheffield to unwelcome attention in the garden (Rousse)

I left the conference with a PhD student who was also heading north. She offered me a bed for the night in her student house in Sheffield, which I willingly accepted – and then instantly regretted as we walked through … Continue reading

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Aidan Turner signs autographs at the Edinburgh Fringe (Rousse)

Poldark star Aidan Turner was signing autographs in person at an Edinburgh Fringe venue. When I asked HH if she was certain that he was actually there she reminded me of her insider role as wardrobe mistress. The person that … Continue reading

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An insider’s view of the Edinburgh Fringe (Rousse)

It was Fringe time in Edinburgh but this year was different because I was now one of the organisers. (I actually resented the extra work as committee secretary, and resolved to resign as soon as I was promoted.) BR and … Continue reading

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From drinks in Ambridge with the Aldridges to an open air party on Princes Street (Rousse)

I met the illegitimate man of Thomastown at Brian and Jennifer Aldridge’s drinks party. He had thoughtfully brought with him a 3D paper model of Thomastown complete with an impressive representation of the Catholic church, and it didn’t take long … Continue reading

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