Tag Archives: 1980s

A clown, killer whales, and curvy bronzed buttocks (Rousse)

Thirty years on I rediscovered the dark-haired Italian man with whom I had been friendly in France in the 1980s. Now working as a professional clown, he lived on the French riviera in a small apartment that offered wonderful views of … Continue reading

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1980s fashion fail (Rousse)

I travelled back in time to Queen Margaret College Edinburgh in the late 1980s. Here I found pasted to the walls of reception dozens of amateur black and white posters inviting students to join the Christian Union. Then I spotted … Continue reading

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Bare legs and no knickers in a spanking new library (Rousse)

The reason for baring my legs under a short winter dress, I explained, was that I had mislaid my tights. My companions were unaware, however, that I was also wandering around knickerless. I knew the location of my underwear – … Continue reading

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Incidental divorce lawyer advice (Rousse)

My parents, sisters and I travelled in our pyjamas to Dryburgh Abbey for my father’s last hurrah. On the way back home we stopped off in Corbridge. Here we called in on my grandmother’s house (which had not been knocked … Continue reading

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A missed meeting in Smeaton (Rousse)

I remembered that I had agreed to catch up with LM at 4:30pm, but I had forgotten to check the venue of our meeting. I was shocked when I saw in her Facebook message that we were to meet in … Continue reading

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George Clooney and a Sisters of Mercy lookalike above the snow line (Rousse)

We were going camping with our French friends above the snow line in the north west of Scotland. Access to the site was via Forestry Commission trails, first on the dirt track along the shoreline of the loch, then up … Continue reading

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Bicycle thief Mr Almond’s attack (Rousse)

Every time that we returned to our house there was further evidence of attempted break-ins. We knew that it was only a matter of time before we would come home to a crime scene. The day finally arrived when we … Continue reading

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