Tag Archives: baby

Spurned in Pitlochry (Rousse)

SC and TM invited us to Pitlochry for a barbecue. There they announced that S was expecting a baby girl. Although not religious, I was sick with jealousy when they invited CT to be godmother. To be second choice was … Continue reading

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Cocaine addiction and twins (Rousse)

We helped out at a party in a top floor apartment hosted by two gay friends. Inevitably one of the young women became addicted to cocaine that very night. We drove home in TPR’s brand new black Golf GTi with … Continue reading

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Learning to drive in a mark I Ford Escort (Rousse)

I had rashly offered to teach one of my new colleagues how to drive. I regarded this offer as a means of helping Gail and her husband out financially. They only had one income between them because the husband stayed … Continue reading

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Conference barbed wire and a baby (Rousse)

I dished out advice on how to live a healthy life to my young charge as we walked along Edinburgh’s Queen Street. From here we were catching a bus to a conference. She listened patiently as I highlighted the value … Continue reading

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Naked computer scientist rugby players high on drugs cause havoc at house party (Rousse)

Our party was getting out of hand. Five naked computer scientist rugby players high on drugs had squeezed into the bath off the spare bedroom – just at the point that I was showing MB’s nonagenarian mother to her room … Continue reading

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Competing at the cloud computing headgear championships (Rousse)

TPR, JM and I were competing at the London Olympia cloud computing headgear championships. It was pretty obvious to me that JM would win with his baby blue mohair beanie.

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A new baby and sticky prawn salad (Rousse)

As the boat set sail for a tour of the harbour (£40 per person) SPL went into labour. How would she cope with a new baby at her age? Back home again I was making a mess wherever I went. … Continue reading

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