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Scar incision treatment protects against exploding breasts (Rousse)

The hospital staff recalled me for a puzzling procedure called ‘scar excision’. I had no idea that this was part of my long-term treatment, and was rather reluctant to go through with this notoriously painful operation. By now my scar … Continue reading

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A diamond-encrusted pendant, a party in Perthshire, the Petra Project, philosophy and feminism (Rousse)

We were shattered on the last leg of our train journey home from our holiday. By the time we reached Perth we were almost asleep in our seats. Once back in Edinburgh TPR headed straight home to unpack and I … Continue reading

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Spotted on campus (Rousse)

My return to campus was very confusing. I couldn’t even locate my office. In the end I gave up and met the PhD students in the photocopier room instead. Then I ran into EH. She was curious about my scars … Continue reading

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Squeeze gig a hit at the Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh (Rousse)

TPR carried me on his back over the Hebridean beaches to our final destination of the Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh. Here everyone was having the time of their lives at a Squeeze reunion gig. Across the dance floor we spotted K. … Continue reading

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A bad job interview soon forgotten (Rousse)

I’d been drafted in to help recruit some new research staff for Sunderland University. The panel members compared their notes after the interviews. We agreed that one of the candidates was hopeless. The chairman also noted woefully that it would … Continue reading

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Primary school reunion mission thwarted (Rousse)

This was – apparently – a Hartburn Primary School reunion. We were given the run of the school itself. I enjoyed a quick peek in the kitchens, which hadn’t changed a jot in 40 years. My main quarry, however, was … Continue reading

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Gay marriage shocker eclipsed by enemy bomb attack on UK airports (Rousse)

I met my gay friend at Edinburgh airport. After he showed me his scars he introduced me to a tall, slim and beautiful African woman, her mother and two children. These were his “wife”, “mother-in-law”, and his own son and … Continue reading

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