Tag Archives: 1980s

The velvet-clad cyclist choir (Rousse)

JS and her cycling friends founded a choir. Their uniform comprised navy blue velvet dresses adorned with huge 1980s bows. Worse, however, was the ‘music’. None of choir members could sing.

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A 1980s GTi love match (Rousse)

AH confessed that he almost proposed to me in the late 1980s. This was with the encouragement of my mother, keen to recruit him as a son-in-law. This was nothing to do with love for me. Rather, AH and my … Continue reading

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Windfall for Scottish bed and breakfast owners (Rousse)

Under a Scottish Enterprise scheme established in the 1980s, on retirement bed and breakfast proprietors across Scotland could sell their businesses back to the Scottish Government for huge sums of money. Our friends on the Isle of Lewis were very … Continue reading

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Hairy-legged daughter of schizophrenic dances in the tropics to hits from the 1980s (Rousse)

I managed to reach my father by phone from overseas. He chatted happily about his schizophrenia as if I had always known about his condition. In fact, this was all news to me. Then I joined TPR at the bar … Continue reading

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Funny faces in the Stockton Arms (Rousse)

The Stockton Arms had undergone a dramatic change since I was last a regular sixth former visitor in the early 1980s. The biggest difference was that children were now welcome. All those sitting near to me were very well behaved, … Continue reading

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How to flirt 1980s style (Rousse)

My expertise did not stretch to biomedical science, yet I was charged with delivering a lecture to the new first years. I won them over in the first few minutes with a couple of jokes, then kept their interest by … Continue reading

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Bare-chested 80s music fan caught on film (Rousse)

‘There you are! There you are!’ I shouted as TPR and I watched the old video footage of an audience at a music concert in the mid-1980s. The young TPR wasn’t that difficult to spot. Bare-chested in the third row, … Continue reading

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