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Princess Anne’s trip to Jenners (Rousse)

I bumped into my old pal Princess Anne (the Princess Royal) in Jenners. TPR and I were there (having arrived by helterskelter slide) to purchase some large electrical goods. The Princess was rather confused by the layout of the shop, … Continue reading

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Hanky panky with a young project manager (Rousse)

I got off with Stuart, a young friend of TPR’s former colleague MS. Stuart worked as a project manager. This was useful for PS’s Masters project. He also drove a fast car. But this romance would never work. For a … Continue reading

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Late night drinking buddies ordered to their beds (Rousse)

I woke at 3:30am to find that TPR was not in the bed next to me. I found him in the sitting room, cradling a bottle of whisky, talking to a running pal of old. (This man was somewhat larger … Continue reading

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Supervising students while sailing (Rousse)

It was a tough call: two honours project students needed attention, but my pals NP and GB had called in to see if I would come out to play. What made it more difficult was that we were all on … Continue reading

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A close encounter in the shower (Rousse)

I was staying in a big chain hotel with thin walls and communal showers. I declared that I needed to wash my hair and KH (a pal from my undergraduate days) volunteered to assist me. I let him come as … 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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How to write a novel: Rousse explains her strategy to imposter “Dave”

“Dave” claimed that he was a veteran of the Edinburgh Coffee Morning, and old friends with “Andy”. I couldn’t ever remember seeing this Dave at the Friday gatherings before, and on close questioning he couldn’t come up with a surname … Continue reading

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