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Topless David Beckham’s River Tweed tattooist (Rousse)

David Beckham’s tattooist lived with his family on the banks of the River Tweed. I discovered the artist’s identity the day that TPR drove us to the tiny riverside cottage in his new black sports car . I admired the … Continue reading

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Black market fruit and vegetables and a broken iPhone (Rousse)

We stockpiled the fruit and vegetables just inside the main entrance to the university, not far from the reception desk where LM was on duty. Most of the students missed our little stall as they passed by on the way … Continue reading

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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 livedĀ on the French riviera in a small apartment that offered wonderful views of … Continue reading

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A diamond-encrusted pendant, a party in Perthshire, the Petra Project, philosophy and feminism (Rousse)

We were shattered on the last leg of our train journey home from our holiday. By the time we reached Perth we were almost asleep in our seats. Once back in Edinburgh TPR headed straight home to unpack and I … Continue reading

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The Bonnie connection (Rousse)

A small black American stranger asked us if anyone could help her track down someone called Bonnie. ‘No problem’, I replied. ‘Please tell us a bit more about Bonnie. I’m pretty sure that I will know her’. Most of the … Continue reading

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A Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Christmas surprise (Rousse)

TPR kept a shop not far from the Edinburgh city bypass. It sold traditional toys. One Christmas Eve I walked to the shop with KA. On the way I regaled her with tales of Queen Margaret College graduate MR, his … Continue reading

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Sea monster victim organises a lift home (Rousse)

I was an extra in a new Dr Who spin-off. Despite our requests, none of the ‘actors’ on my grade were informed in advance of the plot. This was to add to the authenticity of the monster scenes. SPL and … Continue reading

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