Tag Archives: dress

Excess body hair and changes in the weather (Rousse)

The reunion brought together folk from my family (my sisters J and S), school (GB and JB now divorced, but at least willing to attend the same event even if they would not acknowledge one another), and university (JS with … Continue reading

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A trip to Manchester by ski lift (Rousse)

TPR and I travelled to Manchester by ski lift for him to come out of retirement and take on a short-term consultancy project. It was very odd to see him dressed in a suit once more.

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Black cats and a toddler (Rousse)

Everywhere I turned there was another black cat. They swarmed through the house as I hunted for my sister. When I found her she showed off her latest creation: a pale blue flowered toddler’s top, modelled by her son. While … Continue reading

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Aberystwyth University serials acquisition librarian (Rousse)

‘Weren’t you once the serials acquisition librarian at Aberystwyth University?’ asked the tall dark lady in the flowered lawn cotton dress. ‘No, never’, I replied. Eventually we worked out that she recognised me from the early 1990s at an institution … Continue reading

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Bra-less wife misses dinner date with Amanda Holden (Rousse)

The coach was due to leave at 18:30 for the conference dinner at the other side of town. At 18:15 I watched TPR cross the road to climb aboard and save a couple of seats for us. I knew that … Continue reading

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A PhD student, a wolf, and a champion demented Whitby stretcher-thrower (Rousse)

There was so much going on in the corridors that it took a long time to get everyone into the room and the main characters around the table for the PhD supervision. The student had become so paranoid that she … Continue reading

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Angry driver destroys degree show display (Rousse)

We queued for the degree show. This year it was held in the middle lane of a very busy highway. The traffic was forced to a standstill and the drivers were becoming increasingly frustrated. For one enough was enough. He … Continue reading

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