Monthly Archives: February 2020

The ginger squatters of Benfica (Belle)

I walked out of Goldsmiths College to take a walk. I bumped into a group of local red-haired squatters. They were riding red horses that were being led by red dogs. I stopped to chat with the group. They told … Continue reading

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A Coronavirus love story (Rousse)

Most of the mature students gathered around the table contributed enthusiastically to the discussion of the Coronavirus. The general consensus was that all efforts should be made to protect children from the disease. The man in the corner was a … Continue reading

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Coach plunges into Scottish loch, many feared drowned (Rousse)

As the coach left the outskirts of Glasgow, I tested the reclining bed that I had discovered next to the window. It was very versatile, with several options for its positioning. The traffic had thinned out by the time we … Continue reading

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Greta Garbo Oxford shame (Rousse)

PS and I had a vital message for the mistress of the Oxford college. Unfortunately, we did not manage to pass it on before the auditorium started to fill with students. The topic of the lecture was a 1930s film … Continue reading

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Puerile behaviour in Pitlochry (Rousse)

I knew that I had blown it when DM refused to hand over her car keys. I wanted to retrieve my flat shoes from the boot and exchange them for my high heels. Then I would be able to manage … Continue reading

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Meeting Pip Pirrip in real life (Belle)

I was at the recording of a magazine-style television programme. One of the guests, a member of an influential 1960s rock band, was talking about his earlier career as a child actor, in particular, playing Pip for the TV. The … Continue reading

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David Tennant and the global success of mini-Yorkshire puddings (Belle)

I left the flat I shared with David Tennant to travel to the funeral. I had a police escort. Later I started to distribute miniature Yorkshire puddings out of a bread crate, leaving them outside the front doors of youth … Continue reading

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