Author Archives: Dreamaticus

Camera takes a dip in a Lanarkshire loch (Rousse)

We climbed through the steep woods of Lanarkshire, then over the heath to the loch. Our nephew FG did well to keep up with us. I was the first to reach the ridge above the water. I laid my camera … Continue reading

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The Princess Royal, a self-driving car, and a road traffic accident (Rousse)

While Princess Anne drove, I told her all about my new self-driving car. ‘It’s amazing in multi-storey car parks’, I boasted. ‘It can even loop other vehicles when coming down the exit ramp’. The only drawback that I had noticed … Continue reading

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Medieval tapestries in Cambridge (Rousse)

I came across KS in Cambridge, keen to see the medieval tapestries that I had catalogued. I showed her into the exhibition. I didn’t dare ask why she wasn’t at home caring for her demented husband.

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Hollywood hands (Rousse)

JS and I met out old university friend JG on a grassy bank. Dressed in a huge 1980s style fawn jacket over jeans, there was something rather strange about his demeanour. We learnt that he had suffered a stroke that … Continue reading

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Saturday night discos at Edinburgh airport (Rousse)

The posh man to the left of me asked if we would be going to the Saturday night disco at Edinburgh airport. He assured me that the music would be to our tastes – but then I realised that I … Continue reading

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A boat trip to Greenock (Rousse)

I couldn’t reach SD’s house in Stirling in time for our book group meeting so made a separate arrangement to meet LM in Greenock. While I streamed the gathering in SD’s garden to my phone, I negotiated the ticket barrier … Continue reading

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A pocked-marked, cabbage-eating, intruder with a deadly disease (Rousse)

The pock-marked intruder was chewing on a cabbage leaf from my vegetable patch. There was no indication of how he had scaled the high wall, and I was certain that he had not come through the house, so it was … Continue reading

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A cottage in Lanarkshire (Rousse)

TPR bought us a second home in Lanarkshire – without making a single viewing. The details in the printed sales brochure was enough to convince him that this was an excellent investment. On arrival at the cottage for the first … Continue reading

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Divorce, remarriage, and step-children (Rousse)

TPR was divorcing me. I needed a new husband fast. LA, now known as ‘George’ and a recently-appointed colleague, was the best candidate. I wondered (a) whether AN would approve when she found out that I had not revealed my … Continue reading

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Belle goes swimming (Rousse)

Belle and I stood at the cliff edge, watching the swimmers battle in the rough waves that crashed into the jagged rocks below. ‘I’m going to do it’ she shouted suddenly, throwing her body forward. She fell through the air … Continue reading

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