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The shame of the husband who shames his wife in public (Rousse)

TPR had fallen into the habit of shaming me in public. For example, he made lewd remarks about his choice of life-partner to our widowed bed and breakfast host. Then I caught him laying bets on the outcome of Wimbledon … 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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Suicide program (Rousse)

TPR was in bits. He told me over the phone that the program no longer worked and – because of this – his colleague had committed suicide.

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Learning to drive in a mark I Ford Escort (Rousse)

I had rashly offered to teach one of my new colleagues how to drive. I regarded this offer as a means of helping Gail and her husband out financially. They only had one income between them because the husband stayed … Continue reading

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Bristol house building and Edinburgh skyscrapers (Rousse)

It took a while, but eventually I managed to make a distinction between my colleague TF and student AA. This achieved, I climbed into TF’s car for our trip. Our first destination was Bristol. Here TF showed me the house … Continue reading

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Ranting, raging, decorating, and bathing at the White House (Rousse)

I stormed into my sister J’s bedroom at the White House where I knew that I would find my mother. ‘She’s done it again!’ I raged. ‘What now?’ ‘She’s “redecorated” the room next to the bathroom in her own ridiculous … Continue reading

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Bare tummy snuggling (Rousse)

I’d never appreciated how much I loved my colleague BMX until the day that we lay on the grass and I snuggled up to his bare tummy.

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