Tag Archives: surprise

Football obsessive forgets his manners (Rousse)

I hadn’t seen SA – a boy I first met aged 7 at primary school – since a school reunion in 2011. I thought that he would have better manners at our surprise meeting than to start the conversation with … Continue reading

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A ‘head in the bag’ surprise (Rousse)

I accidentally left the white tote bag on a rack in the train. I pitied the passenger who would later find the ‘head in a bag’.

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A Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Christmas surprise (Rousse)

TPR kept a shop not far from the Edinburgh city bypass. It sold traditional toys. One Christmas Eve I walked to the shop with KA. On the way I regaled her with tales of Queen Margaret College graduate MR, his … Continue reading

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University reunion surprises (Rousse)

At the university reunion one girl complained that her breast reduction surgery had not been worth the bother, another seemed unable to sit still at the table (until we realised that she was popping out for cigarettes every ten minutes … Continue reading

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Surprises in the snow (Rousse)

It was snowing – and I was clod in socks and sandals. My companion PM was worse off with bare feet. We sat in the square planning our next move. It was early evening and PM needed to be in … Continue reading

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People carrier test drive disaster (Rousse)

‘Mr F!’ I exclaimed when I saw TF in casual dress in the corridor at work. I wasn’t expecting to see him, so this was a lovely surprise. However, I was not the reason for his visit. He had come … Continue reading

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A miracle landing, and donkeys and surfers in Stockon-on-Tees (Rousse)

Despite all the warnings BP, EH and I all elected to take a flight during the terror alert. I should not have been surprised when about an hour from our destination the cabin lights went out and the air supply … Continue reading

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A smoked salmon surprise and an unexpected dip in the North Sea (Rousse)

A quick glance at my calendar told me that I should be with AJ speaking about the new framework to female students. I made a dash for room C14, taking care not to trip along the poorly maintained corridors. ‘What … Continue reading

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On course for a secret love affair (Rousse)

I was a student again. I’m not sure what motivated to study at undergraduate level once more, but I was enjoying the experience. The facilities at the University Birmingham thirty years since I first graduated were phenomenal. I was even … Continue reading

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Dangerous deletion of Facebook friends (Rousse)

I finally got to the bottom of why XYZ had defriended us all. She had taken offence when a present that she had sent to one of the others was returned to her without explanation. XYZ had no idea that … Continue reading

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