Tag Archives: African

Tadpole hunting with a fishing rod (Rousse)

GK sheepishly walked back into my life when his marriage came to an abrupt end. I knew this immediately, the evidence writ large across the tan line on his wedding ring finger. It seemed that GK regarded my parents’ house … Continue reading

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A lobster-pot daughter and dodgy art work cleaning (Rousse)

Even though he obviously was not her father, TPR was the primary carer for our tiny new African baby. She was so beautiful that even I found it hard to believe that she was my very own daughter. We were … Continue reading

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Racial identification and job changes (Rousse)

After two weeks in the sun, C looked like an African. I asked if he was looking forward to experiencing racial prejudice first hand. Meanwhile I became more and more distressed as I realised that it was impossible to pull … Continue reading

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A wedding dress fashion for fur (Rousse)

‘My’ bride was a beautiful teenage African girl. She wore a tight-fitting white gown decorated with soft animal fur. I was so proud when she paraded with all the others, not least because she really was the belle of the … Continue reading

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Topless waitress survives tsunami (Rousse)

I’d got into the habit of going topless – everywhere. At Friday morning meetings my colleagues just ignored my bare breasts and didn’t pass comment. However, when I applied for a job as a waitress at a luxury tropical hotel … Continue reading

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Giant baby kangaroo paddles in Luskentyre Bay (Rousse)

A, C, S and N proposed a commune holiday on the Isle of Harris later in the year. Since TPR and I were already there, the others tasked us with checking out the various self-catering cottages that A had identified … Continue reading

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Is librarianship a profession? Rousse joins the debate

A beautiful couple entered the children’s reading room. She was a tall, elegant African woman in a blue and white midi dress. He was also tall, handsome and clearly devoted to his companion. If not lovers, they might have been … Continue reading

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Voodoo academic claims end to African famine (Rousse)

“Prior to the agrarian revolution…” boomed the pompous voice across the lecture hall. We were supposed be celebrating my birthday with tea and cake, but instead were forced to listen to this overblown academic drone on and on and on, … Continue reading

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A cat-assisted attempt to avoid divorce (Rousse)

There was only one way that I would find time to do my own research ever again: to register for a second PhD. I considered several options. I could return to the University of Birmingham where I had studied as … Continue reading

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Gay marriage shocker eclipsed by enemy bomb attack on UK airports (Rousse)

I met my gay friend at Edinburgh airport. After he showed me his scars he introduced me to a tall, slim and beautiful African woman, her mother and two children. These were his “wife”, “mother-in-law”, and his own son and … Continue reading

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