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Medieval tapestries in Cambridge (Rousse)

I came across KS in Cambridge, keen to see the medieval tapestries that I had catalogued. I showed her into the exhibition. I didn’t dare ask why she wasn’t at home caring for her demented husband.

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Divorce, remarriage, and step-children (Rousse)

TPR was divorcing me. I needed a new husband fast. LA, now known as ‘George’ and a recently-appointed colleague, was the best candidate. I wondered (a) whether AN would approve when she found out that I had not revealed my … Continue reading

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Dead mackerel and a dead marriage (Rousse)

On the Sunday, we found dead mackerel strewn across the shoreline outside the hotel. I had hoped that we would spend the day together, but – as usual – TPR had other plans: to watch his friends play volleyball on … Continue reading

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A mortgage and husband-free Fringe performer (Rousse)

When I spotted academic J at the bus stop, I took the opportunity of checking the rumours that she had left her husband and moved into a flat of her own. She confirmed this, adding that she was almost free … Continue reading

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Pyjama party for the blue-haired (Rousse)

While her husband K was out of town with the children, DTJ hosted a party for her girlfriends. I felt very out of place in my cotton dress amongst the blue-haired, pyjama-clad youngsters.

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Challenges of an abandoned wife (Rousse)

I pushed through the tough plastic packaging of a device that I did not recognise: the cheery Friesian cow branding gave no clues to its function. However, the batteries would probably be of some use, to something, some time – … Continue reading

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Climate change and a secret love affair (Rousse)

A rag tag mix of former colleagues and students – including ED, LG, DMcA, and JC of the National Library of Scotland – formed a loose company of actors. We gathered for ‘rehearsals’ in the mews building of my childhood … Continue reading

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A husband murdered over metal gates (Rousse)

TPR and I left the theatre after enjoying a play that starred Mathew Baynton (Thomas Thorne in Ghosts). On our way back to the station, we took a short cut through a multistorey car park. To enter it just as … Continue reading

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A heart attack hero and villain (Rousse)

A distressed bird flew into the sitting room. TPR grumpily forced the window open to allow it to escape. Unfortunately he suffered a heart attack due to the effort, and complained incessantly afterwards. Sometimes I wondered whether my husband liked … Continue reading

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Dot.com heyday reunion party gatecrashed by secret lover (Rousse)

The huge Sun Microsystems Sunrise reunion was hosted in a massive chain hotel in a major US city. It was almost as if the heady days of the dot.com boom had never ended. My boat was so late docking in … Continue reading

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