Tag Archives: Victorian

Victorian dental bills, exotic animals and a marriage (Belle)

It was ‘Victorian times’ and a mysterious stranger gave me £50 to undertake a voyage to Australia to get my teeth fixed. My plan was to gather exotic animals while I was there, transport them back to London and sell … 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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Hamleys for the depressed (Rousse)

Bored, lonely and depressed in London, I headed off to Hamleys. On the ground floor I visited the dull Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy exhibition. Then I walked up several flights of stairs with a pair of very overweight American … Continue reading

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A dump in Luton (Rousse)

Our new house was not ready when we first moved to Luton so we wild-camped by the river for a couple of nights, with only a sleeping bag and dirty white sheet for cover. We were perfectly safe there, but … Continue reading

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A PhD student, a wolf, and a champion demented Whitby stretcher-thrower (Rousse)

There was so much going on in the corridors that it took a long time to get everyone into the room and the main characters around the table for the PhD supervision. The student had become so paranoid that she … Continue reading

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David Tennant leaves wife at home (Rousse)

When I married David Tennant I expected to be invited to all the showbiz parties and premières. Unfortunately I was unaware that he always left his wives at home. When I dared to ask him about this he bundled me … Continue reading

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Victorian television stands enhance bedtime TV viewing experience (Rousse)

My colleague explained that the televisions mounted on Victorian-style stands at waist level in her office allowed for the broadcast of instructional material to students who could watch it from the comfort of their beds. ‘From the comfort of their … Continue reading

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When the party ends in tears (Rousse)

DT and KJ urged us to buy a new house that was suitable for huge parties. NP chipped in with a special request: plenty of floor space for dancing. We eventually found something that met these criteria: a huge tumbledown … Continue reading

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Husband’s mystery trips to Manchester while wife heads north to Inverness by foot (Rousse)

The day that I made the round trip by car to Manchester to fix JC’s blinds I discovered that TPR had made the same trip the day before and had another planned for the next. He claimed that these visits … Continue reading

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Strathpeffer: highland holiday destination (Rousse)

My mission was to restore Strathpeffer to the glory of its Victorian status of sought-after spa town and top holiday resort. Braving the midges I set off along the river to the ornate former railway station, which I heard had … Continue reading

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