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To a school reunion by tricycle (Rousse)

I caught FW on a tricycle heading along the cut between our house and garden. She’d got in through a gap in the fence caused by JS’s poor stewardship. FW was embarrassed to have been apprehended on her way to … Continue reading

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Bold in boots and bra under tight-fit trouser suit (Rousse)

I didn’t want to join the party too early so I took my time over my choice of outfit. My sister J walked into the room just as I was putting on a pale blue tight-fit cotton trouser suit with … Continue reading

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Wife swap for ferret (Rousse)

Hexham was packed with early morning commuters walking to work. It was particularly difficult to get through the narrow gap next to the abbey with so many people fighting to reach their offices on time for a 09:00am start. Once … Continue reading

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House purchase buyer beware (Rousse)

TPR and I were very pleased with our recent house purchase. Conveniently located not far from our old flat, the size of its reception rooms was its best feature. Something that was unclear to me, however, was the status of … Continue reading

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Ikea Billy bookcases are perfect for the train (Rousse)

We lived on a very long train. I kept annoying TPR by identifying narrow gaps in the carriages where we could insert Ikea Billy bookcases.

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Peep Show’s Super Hans seeks new recruits to his “Moonys” cult (Rousse)

It was a huge journey from Prague overland, but I eventually made it back to the UK – even though I was minus my pale green fake fur coat, lost by a fat middle-aged woman at a ball in Austria. … Continue reading

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Spiderwoman student adds to academic’s workload woes (Rousse)

I needed to speak urgently to PhD student S. I could see her out of the window from my office in the tower block on campus. I called out to her and she said that she would come up straight … Continue reading

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A bigamist and a boy (Rousse)

I checked in to the Novotel St Pancras and geared myself up for a 48-hour marriage marathon, of which I wholeheartedly disapproved. My sister J was still dithering over who to choose as her groom, having conveniently forgotten that she … Continue reading

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Another Sunday in academia – with a hedgehog (Rousse)

If you have ever wondered how the typical academic spends a Sunday, the answer is straightforward: either at work, or thinking about work. This Sunday was no different from most others. TPR was entertaining himself elsewhere when I set off … Continue reading

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