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An incontinent dog (Rousse)

I regarded with suspicion the sticky wet yellow footprints on the lino in the kitchen of the flat that I rented to a bunch of students. Then I noticed a large white dog bouncing around the sitting room. Although I … Continue reading

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Tattoo sins and Leviticus 19 (Rousse)

In a posh bar I discussed student tattoos with AN and AS. Over the course of our conversation we made frequent reference to Leviticus 19 in the huge, ancient bible on my lap. Although it wasn’t my round, I thought … Continue reading

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Wine Haiku performance at the National Library of Scotland (Rousse)

I visited TPR in his shared student accommodation. The flat was still a dump, but at least the landlord had at last started to replace the rotting flooring. In the tiny bedroom I worked on my French homework: writing an … Continue reading

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Unwise Edinburgh property investment (Rousse)

Goodness knows why we sold our beautifully proportioned Georgian Edinburgh New Town flat. Now, instead, we owned two ridiculous pieds à terre. Even students would turn their noses up at the first. The second was uninhabitable thanks to the mess … Continue reading

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‘Expand’ becomes ‘espand’ at the British Library (Rousse)

I worked on my journal paper in a reading room of the newly refurbished British Library (now selling tweed jackets in the gift shop). I noticed that the young man sitting next to me, who was typing up an essay, … Continue reading

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Bare legs and no knickers in a spanking new library (Rousse)

The reason for baring my legs under a short winter dress, I explained, was that I had mislaid my tights. My companions were unaware, however, that I was also wandering around knickerless. I knew the location of my underwear – … Continue reading

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Belle’s beautiful romance

While attending a series of final year shows, I met a handsome young artist.  We got along so well, we agreed to spend “exactly 24 hours” together to do “come what may”. It was quickly obvious we were a perfect … Continue reading

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