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A Hebridean Princess (Rousse)

A famous dramatist was staying at the guest house on the Isle of Lewis and – it was rumoured – he was about to cast the lead role for his latest play: a princess with long golden hair. Around my … Continue reading

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A caning for cocktail drinking call girls (Rousse)

AF and her three friends were in big trouble for the worry that they caused when (first) they disappeared without a trace for three days, and then (second) it was learnt that they had spent 76 hours hiding in a … 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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A broken-hearted friend (Rousse)

HJ clearly considered me rude and unsophisticated. She hadn’t told me that she would be in Edinburgh, and told me off for calling out her name when I saw her in the street. I was heartbroken that HJ would choose … Continue reading

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A secret non-affair (Rousse)

Once again I had sneaked up the stairs to PL’s tiny garret flat and climbed into bed with him. Nothing much ever happened on these visits. Even so, we kept them secret. Then I looked out of the window. In … Continue reading

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Apple interface problems (Rousse)

My new iPhone infuriated me. I was trying to contact JM and BR in London to check the venue of the conference dinner that evening, but the device’s interface was so poor that I couldn’t operate its telephone function. It … Continue reading

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Making a doctor’s appointment in 1989 (Rousse)

The world had reverted back to 1989. I needed a doctor’s appointment for the diagnosis of my left eye, which was now completely red, including the iris. The man at reception suggested that I pay £50 for an evening consultation … Continue reading

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Loose change found in red telephone box is small fortune to lonely lochside walker (Rousse)

I walked for miles and miles alone, without a single podcast, in shorts and sandals along the loch side. By the time I reached the village at around the mid-point of the 32-mile route, however, I was missing TPR’s company. … Continue reading

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A purple helter skelter, party tricks, Skype, and recycling (Rousse)

JC was my passenger as we drove along a formerly familiar route that now included a purple helter skelter ramp covered all over in graffiti. I was amazed that the car was supple enough to work its way round the … Continue reading

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A fellow millionaire (Rousse)

I picked up the call on my mobile in the car. ‘Congratulations’ said the posh man, ‘You have won £1,000,000’. ‘Who is this?’ I asked. ‘I’m phoning from the Royal Society of Edinburgh. All Fellows are automatically entered into our … Continue reading

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