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Social embarrassment of hotel lift claustrophobia with a 3-foot man (Rousse)

While BD entertained his colleagues at the conference by prancing around in a pair of pink gift-tie ‘ear-rings’, I sought the stairs to return to my hotel room to pack. The only set of stairs that I could find comprised … Continue reading

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Rick Parfitt top tipper (Rousse)

Status Quo’s Rick Parfitt lay on the top of the bed in my ornate Victorian bedroom. He was doing his best to tempt me back to his own house, but I was not interested in following him. Instead I was … Continue reading

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Exploding trains in London add to landfill problems (Rousse)

London was one huge rubbish tip. When TPR and I stepped off the train the only way out of the station was up a mountain of landfill. The next day we heard that a train had exploded on arrival at … Continue reading

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How to address a Dame of the British Empire (Rousse)

VAE was hotly tipped to be made Dame of the British Empire in the next Queen’s Honours List. I wondered whether we would all be obliged to address her as M’Lady?

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Flour revenge (Rousse)

My sister criticised me for transporting flour. I took my revenge by tipping some over her head.

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An unconsummated marriage and home delivery comfort food (Rousse)

I wed BB around ten years ago, but we never got round to consummating our marriage – which was just a well because we both had ‘real’ spouses of our own. An occasional quick hug and chat was all that … Continue reading

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Lose 13 pounds in a week – on bacon (Rousse)

TB-O leant over at the dinner table to share slimming tips. He explained how he had lost 13lbs in a week on a simple lunchtime diet of hardened paper-thin slices of bacon – and nothing else. To me it all … 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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Exam preparation tips (Rousse)

I realised that the resources that I prepared for my exam preparation classes this year were sub-standard when I passed a bus stop advertising hoarding from 2013. It displayed a full colour professionally-produced poster packed with specifc advice for the … Continue reading

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Sunblock and boat safety (Rousse)

TPR bobbed about in a wooden rowing boat in the bay without a care in the world – until he noticed that my arm was turning red in the sun. He remembered that he had packed sunblock and leant over … Continue reading

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