Monthly Archives: October 2018

Habitat introduces 3-D room screens (Rousse)

Wandering around the Habitat showroom, I was impressed by a new product that was said to enlarge indoor space: enormous 3-D room screens fashioned from purple and white carpet. Viewed from the right angle, they really did work. Advertisements

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An incontinent dog (Rousse)

I regarded with suspicion the sticky wet yellow footprints on the lino in the kitchen of the flat that I rented to a bunch of students. Then I noticed a large white dog bouncing around the sitting room. Although I … Continue reading

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A blonde mistress upgrade for an errant husband (Rousse)

Not only was I able (or stupid enough) to forgive TPR’s latest misdemeanour, but here I was comforting his latest conquest. Without any care for the feelings of the betrayed wife, the dumpy, blonde, middle-aged lecturer sobbed in my arms, … Continue reading

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A disappointing kiss and book jacket design by nightmare (Belle)

Travelling by steam train to the seaside, I met a Chris Packham-esque naturalist and poet who seemed to like me. At one point, on a fire escape, he said “…shall we share saliva?” and I said “What, you want me … Continue reading

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A hotel bedroom foursome (Rousse)

We were surprised when the blonde woman sunbathing nearby introduced us to her friends. ‘We met here last year’, she reminded us. ‘We live in Geneva. Our son is also called T’. Now, that my memory was jogged, I remembered … Continue reading

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An Australian body search for Earl Grey tea (Rousse)

‘I don’t even smoke! What would be the point?’ I screamed at the man who accused me of stealing a pack of cigarettes. He was actually referring to the two Earl Grey teabags on the reception desk. Had I taken … Continue reading

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Lettuce, a lorry, and Looney Tunes (Rousse)

Belle was in town (hurrah!) but she was leaving on the next train (boo!) When she confessed to me that she had arrived two days ago to stay in her Edinburgh New Town pied à terre I did my best … Continue reading

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