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Happy times at the Manor House (Rousse)

TPR and I lived in two modest suites at the University’s of Birmingham’s Manor House. In the summer months we had the run of the building, but when term started in September we were more restricted. For example, it was … Continue reading

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Abba dancing disappointment (Rousse)

The dancing started accidentally. I just lifted the needle on to the track of the LP that happened to be on the turntable and everyone took to the floor. I thought it would all be over in three minutes, but … Continue reading

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Never too late for law (Rousse)

I caught up with HJ just as she was leaving the party. Looking rather bedraggled in a long, bright red, lace dress, she complained that there were too few people there for it to be any fun. I agreed, and … 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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Husband leaves wife of 27 years for 18 year old (Rousse)

TPR had been behaving rather strangely of late, and now I knew why. He was leaving me for a slim, glossy dark-haired, 18 year-old sixth former. I tried to show the girl friendship, but in reality I was preparing to … Continue reading

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A party and a parade (Belle)

I had no idea how KOB, my former assistant, had got the money to move into this gothic castle and host this extravagant party.   However, I did know that I had been over-dressed for the afternoon session but was now under-dressed … Continue reading

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Party disaster (Rousse)

My fiftieth birthday celebration was a disaster. Everything was wrong: The timing – a Wednesday lunchtime when everyone was at work The venue – a boring hotel dining room in rainy Manchester The guest list – dreary external work colleagues … Continue reading

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Preparations for a stag party in Dublin (Rousse)

I was honoured to have been invited to JG’s stag party in Dublin, along with KA (how did she know JG?), and AG. I congratulated the latter on her weight loss and enduring beauty. I had to tidy my office … Continue reading

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Breast implants and Beatnik disappointment (Rousse)

I needed to back in Edinburgh by Friday for meetings at work in the morning, and an evening Beatnik party. My sister J arranged to drop me off at the station on the beach by the Arsenal ground on her … Continue reading

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An unimpressive surprise birthday party (Rousse)

I would have been happier about TPR’s self-organised “surprise” birthday party had he (a) warned me that we were expecting guests (and I could have put on a bra); (b) resisted inviting every waif and stray relative that he had … Continue reading

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