Tag Archives: disco

Westminster dance and romance (Rousse)

Where was Belle? She would be able to tell me more about this Westminster dance club and its amazing ballroom. Taking into account the clientele, I couldn’t decide whether this was the coolest disco ever, or a marriage market for … Continue reading

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Dangerous dancing at the Roxy Music disco (Rousse)

A striking looking woman with dark hair picked me from the crowd of party-goers, grabbed me by the hands, and pulled me onto the dance floor. Across the room I could see my DJ husband cast me a worried glance … Continue reading

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Disco ballet and flooded fish fingers (Belle)

I had been living in the Lewisham Tesco superstore for over 30 years and once again the roof in frozen foods was leaking. At work I complained to my boss: “Nothing makes me feel part of a team more than … Continue reading

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Lindisfarne tribute band fail (Rousse)

Although JS had put in all the work for the university reunion, I was the mistress of ceremonies for the day. This meant that the guests were under the impression that I was responsible for the shambolic arrangements. These included: … Continue reading

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Disco dancing in only one shoe (Rousse)

A huge mix of people came to the end of term disco. Many were my current work colleagues (e.g. KT and AD), and amongst them were friends from undergraduate days (e.g. JG, GW). I found the whole set-up rather uncomfortable. … Continue reading

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Toronto school reunion disco (Rousse)

Toronto was not the obvious place for a school reunion, and the mix of people at the party was most peculiar. I saw JD, but where was JT, for example? And what were AB and HS doing there? NP was … Continue reading

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When the party ends in tears (Rousse)

DT and KJ urged us to buy a new house that was suitable for huge parties. NP chipped in with a special request: plenty of floor space for dancing. We eventually found something that met these criteria: a huge tumbledown … Continue reading

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Looking for a lighter (Rousse)

‘Dressed’ only in a white hand towel, I had locked myself out of my room. Regardless I joined the others at the disco where my playlist was keeping everyone well entertained. NP led the singing, as usual. Towards the end … Continue reading

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1970s disco revives old college campus (Rousse)

With CT and others from her year group I helped organise a disco in the mezzanine above the refectory of Queen Margaret University’s old Corstorphine campus. With songs from the seventies booming out, I knew that we’d all have a … Continue reading

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Cycling academics, poor publishing standards, diet Coke rations, a farewell disco, and stiletto heels (Rousse)

I cycled to work to mark the last day of operation of Queen Margaret’s Corstorphine campus. Many other Edinburgh academics did the same, discussing the poor standard of journal submissions as they rode the route. Because it was such a … Continue reading

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