Tag Archives: tears

Fish, filo pastry, and a secret kiss (Rousse)

TPR burst into tears when I asked why he was serving fish in filo pastry for breakfast. He wouldn’t be pleased to hear that I had very much enjoyed a brief Christmas kiss with RB. However, unless this leaked out … Continue reading

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Cupid strikes in Canterbury (Rousse)

I was reminded of the love-infused speed of ST when I watched a clean-shaven CSX race up the road to greet me and TPR. As soon as he reached us, CSX burst into tears. This was embarrassing. I shooed TPR … Continue reading

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A box of sayings from Switzerland (Rousse)

When SL first held the open the small box I thought that she was offering me a cigarette. On closer inspection I saw that it contained long slim strips of card. On each there was a different uplifting saying or … Continue reading

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Jo Jo the poison pen email writer pushes stressed academic over the edge (Rousse)

I was in the habit of commuting by train to the headquarters of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in London. There I worked in the basement on an unending series of grant applications. From time to time … Continue reading

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Ski-ing in the Philippines (Rousse)

NP marshalled everyone to spend over £1000 each on a ski-ing holiday – in the Philippines. I travelled out with TPR but soon lost him in the transfer between the airport and city centre hotel. He had all the details … Continue reading

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Andy Murray and his secret TV quiz show lover (Rousse)

DM and I were each paired up with a man to compete in a geographic television quiz show that required us to name all the streets of Stockton-on-Tees. The experience was so intense that each couple fell in love. My … Continue reading

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Cosmetic counter drive-by (Rousse)

I had had enough of these vacuous women coated in foundation who clearly believed that I and others were letting the side down by refusing to wear make-up. This was such a trivial issue. ‘What about climate change, poverty, and … Continue reading

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