Tag Archives: Friends

Two deaths for Daddy (Rousse)

Both the hospital and EasyDeath had lied. It was impossible that those ashes in the box on the mantelpiece were my father’s because here he was still clinging to life, looking for fish in a low river with my mother … Continue reading

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Treatment of yellow fungus disease (Rousse)

I arrived a couple of minutes late to be admitted to the auditorium where TPR and some of our friends were in the audience of an Edinburgh Fringe theatre production. Luckily, there was a sudden unexpected power cut before the … Continue reading

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The computerisation of sanitation businesses (Rousse)

A mature student with a Geordie accent, supported by a gang of friends, was trying to persuade me that it was appropriate that he write his dissertation on how to revive his wife’s failing sanitation business. I explained that this … Continue reading

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Friends con and a pink fantasy fairytale princess (Rousse)

When we sent off for the offer we understood that we would receive a large Friends poster in which each of us would take the position of Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe, and Joey. Instead, we received six almost-identical prints … Continue reading

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An ill-equipped walker sets of for Camasunary (Rousse)

We set off over the hills on the route that takes walkers to Camasunary on Skye. I wished that I had bothered to wear proper walking socks with my boots. Meanwhile my companion SL explained to me the arrangements for … Continue reading

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A missed holiday in France (Rousse)

It came as a complete surprise to find so many familiar faces at the Hebridean guest house, including many of my school friends. TPR would get to meet LT and HT at long last! Then we remembered the mysterious message. … Continue reading

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Heirloom locket giveaway (Rousse)

The old lady’s handwriting said it all. She’d forgotten my name, but since we were such good friends online she wanted me to give me her precious heirlooms. These included a locket that contained an ancient black and white photograph … Continue reading

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Dressing up for friends (Rousse)

It had been a while since I had seen SL, and rather unnerving to find her wearing a pale blue 1980s vintage cotton dress.

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Three pretty blondes and a dozen black birds (Rousse)

BC hosted the party in her tiny house. I’d never seen a kitchen so small, nor tried to cook in one. The sitting room was a bit bigger, and in there we had fun lining BC up on her sofa … Continue reading

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A puppy husband (Rousse)

The SEB was back, again making unforgivable remarks about so-called friends. This time she declared LG’s husband ‘a puppy’. I left her to scale a wood-panelled wall alone. My decision to take the longer route was driven by my desire … Continue reading

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