Tag Archives: Bruntsfield

Middle-aged errant husband enjoys ‘space’ in the arms of a 21 year old student (Rousse)

TPR announced that he needed some ‘space’ so he moved out of our marital home and into a shared flat in Bruntsfield with a bunch of undergrads and some young professionals (one of whom had just been offered a lectureship … Continue reading

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Dull conversation with the disorganised (Rousse)

The young lad who had been telling us about his eastern European Jewish heritage skipped ahead along Bruntsfield Place and stopped at a fast food outlet where he ordered a doner kebab. When we reached him TPR thought about asking … Continue reading

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A sudden death – with vegetables (Rousse)

I surprised K and her husband at their vegetable chests on Bruntsfield Links. I asked after K’s mother. They told me that she had died. This was a terrible shock. I knew that G had been ill, but I had … Continue reading

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Tom Skelton’s one-man show, a dress from Woolworths, Dave Eggers, and icing penguins (Rousse)

Although by mid-September the Edinburgh Fringe was well and truly over, a few acts had stayed in town to try their luck with the locals and last of the summer tourists. Tom Skelton of Racing Minds was still performing his … Continue reading

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Standing stones stand-off: Exmoor versus Edinburgh (Rousse)

The signs in the bog noted that the moorland belonged to AJ. Wasn’t she a friend of DT? This was perhaps why DT and KJ spent so much time on Exmoor? TPR drove the car over the rough ground so … Continue reading

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Edinburgh house moves (Rousse)

Everyone in Edinburgh was on the move. Local KL put her tiny two-bedroomed flat overlooking Bruntsfield Links up for sale. Then G and JG gave up their big family house in Devon for a flat in Marchmont. Their new place … Continue reading

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A labrador, a poodle and a Yorkshire terrier (Rousse)

The meeting took place at the dining room table of my grandmother’s house in Corbridge. Given that the location was so special to me, I thought that my colleagues could have been more patient when I interrupted the proceedings with … Continue reading

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