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Unexpected visitors and missing friends (Rousse)

QL rang me in a panic. ‘Lucy thinks that the reunion is still on. She didn’t receive the lockdown cancellation email. She’ll arrive in Edinburgh tomorrow.’ I ignored the message – indeed forgot about it – until the following afternoon … Continue reading

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How the other half (barely) lives (Rousse)

When I was supposed to be at work I poked around my sister J’s vastly extended house in West Sussex. On the ground floor there was a luxurious self-contained holiday cottage that looked out onto a large rectangular pond destined … Continue reading

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Potato and pea poisoning in buy-to-let investment (Rousse)

TPR and I and some friends invested in a buy-to-let flat. One of our co-investors took the lead on the renovations and started by dismantling the navy blue bath. We chose the wallpaper (in the event too expensive for a … Continue reading

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Checking out New York’s Statue of Liberty (Rousse)

It took some time for me to realise that I had been flown into New York. They’d booked TPR onto a later flight too – and he would almost certainly upgraded to club class. I mentioned to my host that … Continue reading

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Luxury ambulance fleet rescues kidnap victims (Rousse)

The rescuers carried us from the terrorists’ enclave to the safety of the most luxurious ambulances I had ever seen. I had a whole one to myself complete with an empire size bed with a memory foam mattress. The Iranian … Continue reading

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A blind hunt for haddock (Rousse)

I wasn’t sure whether I was just tired or terribly ill, but I felt half blind while wandering around campus with BR. We decided to buy something for our supper on our way home. I quite fancied smoked haddock, so … Continue reading

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Crowded office sleeping arrangements (Rousse)

It was a bit of a squash, but nine of us were now sleeping on mattresses on the floor of my office on campus every night.

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Rousse roller-blades, writes proposals, and collects cast-offs

Late for work, I struggled to roller-blade uphill over the cobbles of Edinburgh’s Old Town in pursuit of the overweight female folk singer. The early morning street cleaners were a further obstacle, especially when they took pleasure in “accidentally” spraying … Continue reading

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A new boyfriend in Twin Town (Belle)

I had a mysterious new boyfriend. When I went to his home, his belongings consisted of a rolled up mattress and a leather overnight bag. Sneaking a peek at his passport I discovered he was a ‘soldier of fortune’. Later … Continue reading

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Swimming or drowning? (Belle)

My time in the pool was being ruined by a group of men being competitive. Those who weren’t engaged in the race were hanging on to the sides screaming encouragement at the competitors. As I hung to the side I … Continue reading

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