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Teesside High School tea party gate-crasher (Rousse)

PM joined the table of Teesside High girls and added some home-baked cakes to the spread. When I spied the cherry flapjacks I reached out to grab one. They were delicious. We soon noticed that there was a girl at … Continue reading

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A failed meeting (Rousse)

The committee was due to meet in my study. I arranged the furniture so that everyone would fit in: two seminar table arrangements, with the smaller one inside the other. As people arrived I took drinks orders (three instant coffees), … Continue reading

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A disappointing trip to Africa with Thomson (Rousse)

A Thomson Holidays trip to North Africa was as miserable as I feared. The hotel dining room was the biggest disappointment. It was as drab as a student refectory, and at mealtimes you were obliged to share your dinner table … Continue reading

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A ‘single mingle’ dinner party (Belle)

About a dozen eager singles took their places around the dark wood dining table.  The candles were lit and the bowls of fruit shone in the flickering light.  It really was a wonderful setting. Making polite conversation I asked the … Continue reading

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Exciting nail polish fashion and a new home at the castle (Rousse)

When TF stood up from his seat on the lower deck of the Glasgow Routemaster bus, I assumed that we had reached our stop. I was wrong. The bus was taking the reverse route so we would be on-board for … Continue reading

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The Emperor of China, Tom Forrest, an absent wife, and a widower (Rousse)

Ancient tradition in China required the donning of a long black robe (similar to an academic gown) whenever the emperor visited. Every day during my imprisonment I was on standby for this eventuality. Meanwhile I joined in with the activities … Continue reading

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A missed reservation at the “best restaurant in the world” (Rousse)

We arranged to meet in Paris at 1:30pm. J chose the venue: a beautiful white stucco-fronted hotel, opposite a formal park. When I arrived (just a couple of minutes late) J greeted me enthusiastically. Although we hadn’t seen one another … Continue reading

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