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Furniture graffiti (Rousse)

My ten year-old nephew and his little vandal friend treated my grandmother’s sideboard like a school desk. I was furious. My sister thought I was harsh.

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Chain mail fashion and the latest currency trend (Rousse)

I was meant to meet EF and KMcL at the Edinburgh Omni Centre for a swim, but I was too embarrassed to walk up Broughton Street in my gaping chain mail mini dressing gown. It was far too revealing: I … Continue reading

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Jack Charlton fisherman (Rousse)

I spotted Jack Charlton from the back seat of a car as we drove through the outskirts of Newcastle. He pointed out where he lived: a small ex-council house on a very busy road. He said that he would rather … Continue reading

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A handsome driver (Rousse)

My school friend GB was still the most handsome man around and I could tell that everyone was puzzled why he was bothering to engage me in conversation. We were simply sorting out our transport to a meeting the following … 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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Dream boy returns (Rousse)

It was such a long time since I had seen my old school friend ST (both in real life and in my dreams). I took the seat next to him and looked down to his left hand: he still sported … Continue reading

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Celebrity top trumps: Ed Sheeran versus Paul Weller (Rousse)

My online friend TBM came to stay with S, the youngest of her three boys. Our flat had plenty of space, yet they both shared our bedroom. In fact, none of us really appreciated the vast size of our flat … Continue reading

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