Tag Archives: woman

How to fight off an unwanted suitor (Rousse)

The man begged me for a date. I agreed to go for a walk with him, but insisted that he first take a look at my left hand. I was a very married woman.

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Unusual attractions in rural Northumberland (Rousse)

My father easily parked the silver Ford Granada outside the shopping parade. It was only when everyone got out that I discovered why this particular space was free: you could only stay here for one hour. We would surely need … Continue reading

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Birmingham graduate destinations: deep sea diving, death, and a hot rod librarian (Rousse)

We were all travelling on the Birmingham University French 1986 graduates’ bus. DM passed along the aisle offering cups of tea. I told her that TPR and I had made a brief visit to Rhyl and she said that we … Continue reading

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Phil Collins flies first class (Rousse)

Phil Collins was travelling first class from Montreal back to London on the same flight as me. I knew this because the fat woman in yellow told me so in the vast aircraft toilets.

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Innovation at the British Library (Rousse)

I sat in the futuristic auditorium surrounded by the great and good of the British Library. Above each pod was an electronic name tag that identified its occupant. Since they shared the same surname, I wondered whether the woman on … Continue reading

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Irish politics and star of the Voice Fionn Gardner (Rousse)

My companion was a highly intelligent Irish woman. When she started talking about politics, I was grateful that I had paid attention to the radio news that morning. She seemed impressed that I was able to pass on some information … Continue reading

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Recording interviews by iPad (Rousse)

It was Online week and although I no longer attended the conference (it was not of interest to me any more) I returned to the venue each night so that the long-haired woman could record television interviews with me on … Continue reading

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