Tag Archives: Paris

Belle and Aitch on the ball

I tried to buy cigarettes in Paris but got distracted by lavender and mango bath salts which cost €52.50. Later the rapper Aitch and I started a wildly successful YouTube channel (‘On The Ball’)  in which we taught each other … Continue reading

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A crash on the Paris péripherique (Rousse)

Racing through Paris by car without a satnav, TPR’s erratic driving along this haphazard route was bound to end in disaster. We were meant to be heading into town – not out of it – and now I was pretty … Continue reading

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Things to do in Paris (Rousse)

The 2:00am train to Paris from Edinburgh was packed. I lost SL and the boys in the crowd of passengers as soon as I boarded and ended up sitting on the floor in the last coach. Only much later on … Continue reading

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A wedding with Peter Capaldi, and a honeymoon with the Wombles (Rousse)

Wedding guest Peter Capaldi amused himself at the reception by creating a flat white robot using 3D printing technology (discreetly under the dining table). After the celebrations the bride, TPR and I took the short flight to Paris. We landed … Continue reading

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Neil Diamond concert gate-crasher (Rousse)

I gate-crashed the Neil Diamond concert in Paris. I ran to the front of the auditorium, grabbed a seat at a cabaret table, then plonked myself down between DP and AD.

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Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre recruits new performer (Rousse)

It was only on my way to the gig in Paris that I realised the folly of my offer to Kevin F Sutherland to put on the season’s first performance of the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre. I didn’t know … Continue reading

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Lost in London and Paris (Rousse)

I was lost in London, late for a 10:00 meeting at the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, without my mobile phone – indeed without even cash to use a public telephone. Then, to make matters worse, I realised … Continue reading

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A French language refresher course in Paris (Rousse)

I accepted the offer of a place in Paris to undertake a six-month long refresher course in French. Although downhearted at the prospect of a long time apart, TPR kindly accompanied me to France to help me settle in. The … Continue reading

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Paris waves freeze on last day of finals (Rousse)

I took my last final exam on the day that the Paris waves froze. My entire cohort was gathered there in summer dresses – even DM, slim and beautiful in red, yellow and blue. I had done no revision at … Continue reading

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Lunch in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris (Rousse)

On the day that I chucked ECM for writing the most cruel anonymous letters about me I went out for lunch with the M family in the Bois de Boulogne. Other guests at the table included my sister S, and … Continue reading

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