Tag Archives: TPR

Friendship, Filofaxes and mud (Rousse)

While P tried to persuade the rest of us – S, L, T, TPR and me – to part with £2000 per couple for the next instalment of our friendship premium, I showed T the many uses of a stripped … Continue reading

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Dumped and exiled abroad (Rousse)

TPR had ended our intimate relationship and now I was stuck in France. My life was effectively over.

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Three labradors foxed (Rousse)

TPR made the mistake of petting the two red foxes. This encouraged them to follow us on our walk down the country lane. When we came across another party, the danger to the three golden labradors was obvious. The foxes … Continue reading

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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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Staff fired over spilt coffee (Rousse)

Our maid Norah split TPR’s mug of coffee all over our white bed linen. She didn’t flinch. “Don’t you realise that you could have scalded me?” I shouted from under the covers. From the look on her face, it appeared … 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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Alternative careers for engineers, and vile furniture (Rousse)

Why didn’t anyone tell AA and his fellow engineers that a switch of career from academia to retail at their stage of life was an idiotic idea? I left them to it, found TPR, and spent the rest of the … Continue reading

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Standing stones stand-off: Exmoor versus Edinburgh (Rousse)

The signs in the bog noted that the moorland belonged to AJ. Wasn’t she a friend of DT? This was perhaps why DT and KJ spent so much time on Exmoor? TPR drove the car over the rough ground so … Continue reading

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How to feed a baby pigeon and other vital advice (Rousse)

I kept a baby pigeon in a tiny cage in the corner of my granny’s kitchen. I regretted my decision to store his favourite food (fresh broccoli) with the coal in the bucket next to the back door. The coal … Continue reading

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Evil shop girl in vanity licence plate plot (Rousse)

I loved just about everything about working in the gift shop. The work was easy, the hours were good, and I was a genuine fan of our product range. With just one exception, I also got on really well with … Continue reading

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