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A houseboat on the Thames: complete with garden, French windows, and fabulous views (Rousse)

It was wonderful to have OC-I as our lodger again, this time accompanied by his partner R. Our lawn was already looking better thanks to O’s keen gardening skills. O and R made the spare bedroom their very own by … Continue reading

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Pants under the pillow (Rousse)

It was a Friday morning and we were all supposed to be at work, but instead DT, WB, NP and I were fooling around in my flat. AC joined us too, his camera at the ready to capture the fun … Continue reading

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House move improves laundry facilities (Rousse)

DT and KJ came to visit our new flat on the top floor of an old house built into the hills. KJ was not convinced that it was an improvement on our old place. I argued that it was. This … Continue reading

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Flat hunting in Edinburgh (Rousse)

TPR, CC, two young women and I were flat hunting together in Edinburgh. Due to its proximity to the park, and despite the odd-shaped room and traffic noise, we opted for 1 Colinton Road – a corner tenement with views … Continue reading

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Medieval French literature, relationship advice, a Jacobean trunk, and a blue Maserati (Rousse)

We were working through archives of exam questions, extracting any that could be recycled for the next academic year. My collection was so old that it included questions on medieval French literature from my own undergraduate days. My colleagues started … Continue reading

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Virgin TV disappointment (Rousse)

TPR and I had two homes in Edinburgh. The first was a basement flat with excellent storage. The other was a bright, airy Newhaven apartment with open views across the Firth of Forth. Whenever we were in one we decided … Continue reading

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Pudding wine and a patient (Rousse)

I winced when TPR ordered pudding wine. He was a last-minute guest at our business dinner, and it certainly wasn’t his place to make demands of the waiting staff to meet his expensive personal tastes. I hoped that BR and … Continue reading

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Sharon the fine art vandal and a welcome Christmas gift (Rousse)

As she moved the pictures around our flat, the woman with long dark hair complained to me that she hated her name. I suggested that if she really wanted to do so, she could change it from Sharon to something … Continue reading

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John Fisher, his mistress, football, and cake (Rousse)

My lover was John Fisher, a tiny teenage Hearts supporter. I met him on London Road, where we intended to catch the bus to the Hearts ground at Tynecastle. Unfortunately John’s pocket money would not stretch to the bus fare … Continue reading

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David Tennant dons disguise for Dr Who day visits (Rousse)

The timelord had landed. I knew this because I heard a clatter of footsteps as the Doctor and his crew descended the steps to our basement flat. David Tennant had made some effort to disguise himself by blackening his face, … Continue reading

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