Monthly Archives: January 2017

An Australian temptress (Rousse)

An Australian woman called Helen started spending a lot of time with KT and JH. At first we thought that she was just a friend of the couple, but on the day that JH banned me from joining him on … Continue reading

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Island holiday apartments with pets (Rousse)

P and SM, L and TF, and TPR and I all owned holiday apartments on a remote exotic island – which we hardly ever used. When we first bought the properties they each came with a set of live pets … Continue reading

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Woman bludgeons man to death in Holyrood Park (Rousse)

LK led the three of us through Holyrood Park. I shouted after her that this was the long way, so we all turned back to take the route around the other side of the hill and loch. I had been … Continue reading

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Home from the beach, via Geneva (Rousse)

We didn’t get through much reading on our beach holiday because we were distracted by Netflix and teaching our friends the rules of Settlers of Catan. We also wasted time explaining to others, such as JS, that this was an … Continue reading

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Cilla Black death faux pas (Rousse)

One of my former students had a famous mother-in-law: the singer and entertainer Cilla Black. When I called round to see him and his father-in-law I asked after Cilla. ‘What kind of question is that?!’ said the father-in-law. I had … Continue reading

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Beware the airport chocolate thief (Rousse)

The departure lounge thief couldn’t care less about the contents of my handbag, nor my shiny new laptop. Her sole interest was the bar of chocolate that I had left lying on the hard plastic seat. When I returned from … Continue reading

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British tourist takes to walking on his hands on return from Australia trip (Rousse)

I had taken on the teaching of modules in media and cultural studies. ‘So does that include responsibility for Neighbours?’ said RB. RB was prompted to ask this question because his father had just returned from Australia, but couldn’t get … Continue reading

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