Monthly Archives: February 2020

Time-travelling wife powerless to prevent husband’s grisly motorway death (Rousse)

TPR died a hero in an attempt to save an 8 year-old Brownie. The poor girl was held in the clutches of a mad woman who was set on proving a point about ancestors in Billingham, Teesside. TPR was crushed … Continue reading

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Mick Jagger’s academic acid house assignation (Rousse)

“Mick Jagger was there!” cried leading academic JS, as she secretly slipped a tiny oblong silver tab into my pocket. “And we missed him!” TPR and I chanted in reply. While TPR regretted that we had not stayed for the … Continue reading

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A (possibly) dead husband and a stolen Christmas parcel (Rousse)

Life had been difficult since TPR died of cancer, but I resolved to lead as ‘normal’ a life as possible, and went to work as usual. I needed to tell the powers that be that the arrangement for collecting deliveries … Continue reading

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Manchester’s music scene celebrated at the University (Rousse)

How did I know that I was at the University of Manchester? Because the walls were covered in Manchester band posters. Gathered together like this, you were forced to appreciate the impact of city’s music scene on the history of … Continue reading

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Tomato porridge (Rousse)

Accidentally add porridge oats to a pan of tomato sauce et voilĂ , you’ve invented a new breakfast treat!

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Woodcut Dobble and washing up (Rousse)

I was holding my own in a difficult game of Woodcut Dobble against DT-J, so I was sorry when she suddenly announced that the game was over. DT-J was reacting to the dirty looks that her mother-in-law had cast in … Continue reading

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Two deaths for Daddy (Rousse)

Both the hospital and EasyDeath had lied. It was impossible that those ashes in the box on the mantelpiece were my father’s because here he was still clinging to life, looking for fish in a low river with my mother … Continue reading

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