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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Rousse makes her choice from the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppets, Ruby Wax, and Clive Anderson

At last a taxi stopped in Bruntsfield and three of us jumped into it to shelter from the pouring rain. LM, however, couldn’t face the mess of discarded chicken bones, cold chips and KFC wrappers on the taxi seats and … Continue reading

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A campus love affair rudely interrupted, and a seaside crime (Rousse)

While most colleagues met for Friday night drinks in Bruntsfield, I discovered that the senior staff held a private reception on a secret campus. I set off to investigate. I spotted current and former colleagues through the windows of a … Continue reading

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A bendy bus trip to Diagon Alley, but Harry Potter nowhere to be seen (Rousse)

What was it with TPR and clothing? Here he was cycling towards town along Morningside Road in Bruntsfield on a sunny day wearing a navy blue T shirt – and nothing else! His response to a request to please put … Continue reading

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