Monthly Archives: December 2015

Pink-faced Plug lookalike embarks on a spring clean (Rousse)

There was room for about a dozen of us in BW-H’s massive new house. Most of us had our own rooms. Those who did not were comfortable enough, including B’s friend John who slept on a sofa bed on the … Continue reading

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Fears of adult children emigrating (Rousse)

“It’s your mother on the phone” shouted TPR from the far side of our US hotel bedroom. I took the call. My mother had rung to discover the real reason why I was spending so much time at the ‘other’ … Continue reading

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Late night drinking buddies ordered to their beds (Rousse)

I woke at 3:30am to find that TPR was not in the bed next to me. I found him in the sitting room, cradling a bottle of whisky, talking to a running pal of old. (This man was somewhat larger … Continue reading

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Forgetting the neighbours (Rousse)

We were really pleased to be the new next door neighbours of T and S in a house that had stairs. We could now be keyholders for one another. The only problem was that we couldn’t remember anybody’s name. So … Continue reading

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Popping out to buy the paper (Rousse)

My mother asked me to pop out to buy the Sunday Times. My decision to look for a copy in the shop half way up the hillside of a small Scottish ski resort was not the best. However, luckily I … Continue reading

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Vasectomy benefits (Rousse)

My mother told us all that she had never felt better – since her vasectomy.

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From Turkey to Teesside by taxi (Rousse)

Although my paper had been refereed and accepted, by the time that I registered at the Turkish conference it had disappeared from the programme. I hung around the venue all morning looking for someone to tell me if I was … Continue reading

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