Tag Archives: TPR

Redneck American tourists impressed by British physique (Rousse)

My mother-in-law’s step-parents – elderly, redneck Americans – and their extended families blew all their savings on a trip to visit their relations in the UK. We organised a boat trip for their entertainment. The women instantly fell in love … Continue reading

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Motorist caught driving backwards through Edinburgh city centre (Rousse)

TPR interpreted the ban on cars on Edinburgh’s Princes Street as applicable only to vehicles that travelled forwards. This gave him a clear conscience to put his black BMW into reverse and head west along Princes Street with his eyes … Continue reading

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A dance and a devil in the dark (Rousse)

Although we shared the same living space, our marriage was over, and TPR couldn’t care less if I went home with a strange man after the dance. My ‘man’ wasn’t that strange, although it had to be said that his … Continue reading

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Naked karaoke (Rousse)

Naked karaoke was all the rage. Hordes of people queued for the chance to perform in a special booth. TPR was always the first in line, keen to flaunt his body at any opportunity.

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Party crashers (Rousse)

It was meant to be a small gathering of my immediate colleagues, but the invitation had  spread much further than intended. Now I found myself serving food and drinks to a wide range of staff. I was so overcome that … Continue reading

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Climate change and a secret love affair (Rousse)

A rag tag mix of former colleagues and students – including ED, LG, DMcA, and JC of the National Library of Scotland – formed a loose company of actors. We gathered for ‘rehearsals’ in the mews building of my childhood … Continue reading

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Compost and electric cars (Rousse)

With the addition of another batch of spent grain from brewing, our compost heap sprang to life as a hot mass of food waste. TPR guarded the bubbling barrel. Meanwhile I got trapped in the far north east corner of … Continue reading

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Cyclist motorway menace (Rousse)

Drivers hurled insults at cyclist TPR, and for good reason. He endangered everyone as he pedalled in elaborate loops across all three lanes of the motorway.

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A husband murdered over metal gates (Rousse)

TPR and I left the theatre after enjoying a play that starred Mathew Baynton (Thomas Thorne in Ghosts). On our way back to the station, we took a short cut through a multistorey car park. To enter it just as … Continue reading

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A flat in Cardiff (Rousse)

TPR found our new flat in Cardiff through the personal ads in a local paper. If I were still a student in the 1980s, I would have been terribly impressed with all the space, but the swirly patterned carpets and … Continue reading

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