Tag Archives: TPR

Highland spirit triplets, hopeless handmade goods, an over-priced exhibition, and very public toilets (Rousse)

A set of Highland triplet spirits danced across the heather as they sought to reunite me with my mother and sister S after I came off the narrow single track road in our hire car. As soon as we found … Continue reading

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A neglected guest witnesses wax flowers, uncovers a property tax dodge, and sticks up for non-smokers (Rousse)

I visited J and GC at their new house in the US. They had relocated there for G’s job. His role now extended beyond sound production and included procurement. These days star-struck hopefuls would approach him seeking fame and fortune … Continue reading

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Dealing with an extra last minute dinner guest (Rousse)

We struggled to find L and EC’s bungalow as TPR led us in circles around the small estate. We were about to give up on our lunch date when we saw EC in the street hunting for us. EC’s face … Continue reading

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An unsupportive father (Rousse)

My father’s joke that he and my mother were separating was in very bad taste given that TPR had just left me. Perhaps he thought I had a chance of winning TPR back with the lumps of chocolate that I … Continue reading

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Confused courtship (Rousse)

Yet again, TPR had fallen in love – this time with a young fresher. He could be more subtle in his dalliances. Why would anyone issue a dinner invitation to a prospective lover in the presence of his wife? The … Continue reading

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Humpty Dumpty’s illegal move (Rousse)

‘Did you say to Humpty Dumpty that it was OK to get off that wall?’, I asked TPR, accusingly.

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Hero of the exhibition hall survives animal attacks but loses a laptop (Rousse)

I was the hero of the exhibition hall when I caught a toddler-on-the-loose by the arm and promptly returned her to her grateful parents. We’d heard rumours of the wild animals that preyed on visitors as they left the venue. … Continue reading

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Absent father is prisoner (Rousse)

While TPR fixed my cousin A’s computer, I was watching my father in conversation at the other end of the room. He was telling someone about his contacts inside, and their assumptions about his work as a vet. He was … Continue reading

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Tiresome infatuations (Rousse)

My husband scampered up the narrow wooden foot-ladder, dropped down into the next room, then rushed off to seek the rest of his family at the massive party. I followed him up the rungs, but hesitated at the top. This … Continue reading

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Glasgow comedian in conspiracy to catch MSP with pants down (Rousse)

TPR and I fell in with Glasgow comedian mop-haired Jello and his crowd on tour in Germany. When TPR wandered off, I ended up alone with Jello and a few of his German friends in a ch√Ęteau for an evening … Continue reading

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