Tag Archives: Liverpool

Liverpool’s lame literature expert (Rousse)

I limped across Liverpool to Anfield to track down KA at work. Now employed as a physiotherapist at Liverpool FC, she would be able to massage my leg back to working order. I was particularly keen to be fit for … Continue reading

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A Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Christmas surprise (Rousse)

TPR kept a shop not far from the Edinburgh city bypass. It sold traditional toys. One Christmas Eve I walked to the shop with KA. On the way I regaled her with tales of Queen Margaret College graduate MR, his … Continue reading

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Katie Price takes to the water prior to speaking engagement in Liverpool (Rousse)

Katie Price (aka Jordan) and I lapped the swimming pool together. I wondered whether (her) fake boobs behaved differently from the real thing (mine) when in water, but from my vantage point it was not possible to tell, and I … Continue reading

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Plans for dinner at Bill’s in Brighton ruined by Tunnocks afternoon tea (Rousse)

I was taking TPR on a tour of my work haunts. In Brighton I had planned dinner at Bill’s Restaurant. However, when we met JS in the street and she told us that NY worked nearby we changed our plans. … Continue reading

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Confusion on Edinburgh’s 47 bus route – in Liverpool (Rousse)

TPR checked the bus routes online. We needed a 47. We jumped on the bus and it took us so far beyond the city limits that we did not recognise our surroundings. When we asked the South African traffic warden … Continue reading

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Hot pants hottie goes cruising (Belle)

After what seemed an interminable bus journey (Croydon via Merseyside was quite a diversion), I eventually arrived port-side.  My handsome and mysterious companion took my hand and we went up the gangplank. We went further down into the ship.  Everyone … Continue reading

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A cross-Atlantic trip to the Liverpool Museum of Prison Life (Rousse)

I hadn’t seen my school friend JB for over thirty years so it was quite a surprise to bump into her in Liverpool. Her husband and one of their four children accompanied her. They’d travelled all the way here from … Continue reading

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A misguided love affair, a talking ape, a fairground murder, and three clear advantages of a prison sentence (Rousse)

We spent the day at Belle’s London office counselling a friend desperate to escape a loveless marriage. When X refused to reveal to me the identity of his mistress, yet hinted that Belle was in the know, I feared the … Continue reading

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Gordon Brown in the background while Rousse begs bags for belongings

Ugh – teenagers! I was helping two young friends pack up their university accommodation at the end of term. They were hopeless, unable to decide what to keep and what to throw away, virtually inert while I did all the … Continue reading

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A scouse wedding – but not to Paul Merton (Belle)

I was getting married! The groom, a boy from 1978, lived down the ‘rough’ end of the street and his family had been entirely responsible for making the arrangements. I made my way to the church, alone and by foot, … Continue reading

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