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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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Tom Binns, Kev F Sutherland, a trip on the Titanic, and a disputed thesis (Rousse)

Tom Binns was in the pub enjoying a lunchtime drink with my colleague KC. I interrupted their conversation to invite Tom Binns to lunch with me during the Edinburgh Fringe. She (for Tom Binns is really a woman) was reluctant … Continue reading

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A new career in catering (Rousse)

After a long career in finance, TF was retraining as a waiter. He practised his new skills in the pupils’ dining room at George Watson’s College, Edinburgh. His daughter K helped, serving water at the table from a chipped yellow … Continue reading

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Lost property at York (Rousse)

TPR and I jumped off the train at York to have a quick look round the shops. We didn’t make it back to the train before it set off again, but that didn’t matter because we had tickets that allowed … Continue reading

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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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A slighty tricky hospital romance (Rousse)

We gazed across the table into one another’s eyes confessing our love while bemoaning our tricky marital predicament. There was also the further issue of our physical incompatability, but that only applied when we were upright. When the object of … Continue reading

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A late baby on the Glasgow train (Rousse)

I thought that EH would have had her baby by now, but when I peered under the table on the train on the way to the seminar in Glasgow I saw that she was still pregnant. She was also fretting … Continue reading

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