Tag Archives: New Zealand

Spaceship flies over Edinburgh and pensioners enjoy the Paris nightwear walk Pierrot-style (Rousse)

I was running very late when I bumped into MT near the Pleasance. I hadn’t seen him for over thirty years and had no idea that he was now working at the University of Edinburgh. I thought he was still … Continue reading

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New Zealand rugby team visit (Rousse)

I was busy making arrangements for K, S, E and R to get into the bar at the local gym over the Easter holiday. Meanwhile GG was looking forward to the New Zealand rugby team using the same facilities.

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A bathroom for every bedroom in Edinburgh’s Victoria Street accommodation (Rousse)

I visited AC in his Victoria Street flat. None of us had ever been there before, although TPR had once peered into the sitting room and concluded that this was the extent of the apartment. This was on the basis … Continue reading

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From igloo filmatography to sign language, by way of cliff-top croquet and cycling (Rousse)

“I’m looking for an expert in igloo filmatography. Do you have any recommendations?” asked CM, freshly arrived at the T family’s house after a long journey from Australia, where she headed up a major international charity. I suggested that she … Continue reading

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A poor choice of PhD examiner (Rousse)

The second external examiner was a tall, blonde, bitchy New Zealander who arrived very late and immediately laid into the bewildered candidate. This was not going to be an easy PhD viva.

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New Zealand miracle hair regrowth (Rousse)

While TPR tried on a pair of pink and orange flip-flops, the rest of us admired my cousin S’s red pigtails. How astonishing that S’s hair grew back the moment that he and fiancée L opened up a shoe shop … Continue reading

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Viking farm challenge and a spot of sewing (Rousse)

My moustached Moldovan lover and I followed the route to the next stage of the challenge. All the other competitors were queuing up to test their skills at reversing the enormous red tractor on the farm just outside Aberdeen. When … Continue reading

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A new job in football, the Tardis and a night with Harrison Ford (Belle)

I was working for, and living in the same house as, the owner of Huddersfield Football Club. She asked me to help her work on her latest idea – the creation of an ‘eco-cartoon’ for the younger fan-base. Despite having … Continue reading

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Belle’s bare bottom beauties

I don’t know how anyone had talked me into taking a four line speech in the company pantomime but I had handled the situation in an adult way by ignoring it and hoping I would get run over before the … Continue reading

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