Tag Archives: loss

From Turkey to Teesside by taxi (Rousse)

Although my paper had been refereed and accepted, by the time that I registered at the Turkish conference it had disappeared from the programme. I hung around the venue all morning looking for someone to tell me if I was … Continue reading

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Over the Archers’ paving stones for an aborted walk to the beach (Rousse)

GB had struggled to find a couple of pals who were willing to walk all the way over the far hills to the remote beach so was delighted when she thought that KA and I could accompany her. I was … Continue reading

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A temporary loss of digits and dancing to the Wombles (Rousse)

One of us was required to chop off all digits on the hands. TPR bravely volunteered. Then he headed off to Reading to meet MP before the big party. They spent the morning engaged in geeky conversation and activities. I … Continue reading

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Champagne and caviar versus washing up and weight loss tips (Rousse)

IH called up the stairs to MS that she would open the Prosecco. “Don’t”, he cautioned. “Rousse is down there and she’ll guzzle the lot. Just uncork a bottle of wine”. They didn’t realise that I had overheard them from … Continue reading

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Rousse’s problem weight loss

“Rousse has had her problems too, just like DT” mentioned KJ to the stranger. “What kind of problems?” I thought. I wasn’t aware that anything had been wrong with me. It slowly dawned on me that he was referring to … Continue reading

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Preparations for a stag party in Dublin (Rousse)

I was honoured to have been invited to JG’s stag party in Dublin, along with KA (how did she know JG?), and AG. I congratulated the latter on her weight loss and enduring beauty. I had to tidy my office … Continue reading

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Man loses 9 stone on the fast diet (Rousse)

I glanced over at my now-slim brother-in-law seated on the dark green sofa at the other side of the room. He looked so different having lost nine stone through intermittent fasting.

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Laptop loss at the beach (Rousse)

I set up my lap top on the sea wall, with the desktop machine nearby as back-up. I was meant to be working, but from time to time it was fun to look up and watch the water. I was … Continue reading

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An intruder, a storm, and the terrible after-effects of tree resin rain (Rousse)

There’d been a number of break-ins at our flat over recent weeks, none of which had triggered our burglar alarm. We were sure, however, that it was just matter of time before we would walk in on the culprit(s). When … Continue reading

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