Tag Archives: promise

Fried eggs and a friendship fractured (Rousse)

My friendship with Belle was over, and it was all my fault. I invited two extra women that I barely knew to visit, even though Belle was meant to be my guest of honour. At the time we were also … Continue reading

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A wedding called off (Rousse)

I kept my promise and arrived at the French Registry office at 3pm on 11th July as agreed. A did the same. ‘Do you really want to go through with this?’ he asked. ‘Of course not’, I replied. (I couldn’t … Continue reading

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A broken engagement (Rousse)

TPR was in no mood to change his mind. He would not marry me, even though he previously said that he would. A particular complication was that we held joint ownership of two properties – a small house and a … Continue reading

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Child thieves adopt boy scout disguise in cash raids on Lake District hotels (Rousse)

On the final day of the conference in the Lake District I packed my bag, checked in online for my flight to Amsterdam, and then wandered down to the hotel dining room to ask for a sandwich (in French). Although … Continue reading

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CPD trainer at Edinburgh University struggles with workload, Apple iOS7, and an unwelcome photograph (Rousse)

SR came out of retirement solely to summon JB and me to a meeting. He passed on a message that our colleagues thought that we were slackers. It was high time that the pair of us made a serious effort … Continue reading

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Looters target “closed” university campus (Rousse)

I broke my promise to myself and sneaked into the office during the Christmas vacation shut-down. I knew that it was wrong – especially since the University had asked for all computers to be switched off for a fortnight – … Continue reading

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Promises, promises (Rousse)

TPR was well ahead of us up the High Street so I reckoned that it was safe to grab X for another quick snog just as we came out of the arcade onto Cockburn Street. He seemed to appreciate it … Continue reading

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