Tag Archives: California

Bike theft at Queen Margaret University (Rousse)

The Californian sunshine lifted my spirits so high that I was convinced that it was unnecessary to padlock my brand new bike outside Queen Margaret University. Of course, when I came back out of the building, my bike was gone. … Continue reading

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Settlers of Catan in San Francisco (Rousse)

As the coach pulled into San Francisco nobody could doubt that we were in free and easy California. From the window I saw pastel painted houses, rainbow flags, and hippies in the street. I checked into the same hotel as … Continue reading

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An uncaring husband (Rousse)

I was furious with TPR. First of all he dragged me all the way to E and LC’s house so that we could land on them unexpectedly – on a day that they were recovering from jet lag following their … Continue reading

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From drama to dental school in California (Rousse)

I was in California on business for two weeks. TPR and my niece B accompanied me. B was about to start drama school there as an international student. We thought it important to check out her new university, not least … Continue reading

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My husband’s secret family (Rousse)

TPR was a father. His two sons were born to American women in the mid-1990s. I knew nothing about this at the time because TPR was working away from home in California.

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Secret sex with students (Rousse)

X wanted to move to the same Californian seaside town where I had settled. The first job he took there was as a waiter, but he had an eye on something more exciting – teaching watersports to children. I tried … Continue reading

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Small dog meets tiger (Belle)

Now that he was ‘all grown up’, T the dog announced it was time for him to leave home.  He intended to move to California. Somehow things didn’t go according to plan. I later discovered that he was cohabiting with … Continue reading

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