Tag Archives: tidy

A tidy up cheat and a water leak (Rousse)

My parents insisted that my sister clear up her mess downstairs and – remarkably – she set about the task. However, on close inspection I could see that all she was doing was stuffing black bin liners randomly with her … Continue reading

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Lego litter tidy-up (Rousse)

I suggested to my little sister (aged 47) that she might like to clear up the mess of Lego that she had dropped all over the house.

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Potato and pea poisoning in buy-to-let investment (Rousse)

TPR and I and some friends invested in a buy-to-let flat. One of our co-investors took the lead on the renovations and started by dismantling the navy blue bath. We chose the wallpaper (in the event too expensive for a … Continue reading

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Naked housework, phone swapping, and Doctor Who accessories (Rousse)

Naked, I tidied up my London flat. I moved slices of white bread from the first floor sitting room windowsill to the kitchen where they belonged. When I returned downstairs a fat woman brandishing a gun confronted me in the … Continue reading

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Colin Firth’s tatty affair (Rousse)

Colin Firth dressed rather tattily for a banker. I told him so as I pulled off his worn striped shirt while he was trying to dress. He didn’t seem to mind – nor did his wife Julia, who dutily tidied … Continue reading

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Academic highs and lows (Rousse)

There it was in print: my first co-authored paper with BC. Best of all, when BC read it out loud to me from the pages of the journal it was the sweetest bedtime story ever. Granted it was only a … Continue reading

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Bath time surprise (Rousse)

I left TPR tidying up the tiny downstairs study and ran upstairs to check on the water. Just through the door I saw XX lower his bulk into the bath. ‘That’s strange’, I thought, ‘Wasn’t he fast asleep on the … Continue reading

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