Tag Archives: wife

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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Orange running shoe thief (Rousse)

I was going to run back, but the route was all uphill and sitting on the tram was a more attractive option. Once inside the carriage, I was even able to take off my orange running shoes and pop them … Continue reading

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Divorce, remarriage, and step-children (Rousse)

TPR was divorcing me. I needed a new husband fast. LA, now known as ‘George’ and a recently-appointed colleague, was the best candidate. I wondered (a) whether AN would approve when she found out that I had not revealed my … Continue reading

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Challenges of an abandoned wife (Rousse)

I pushed through the tough plastic packaging of a device that I did not recognise: the cheery Friesian cow branding gave no clues to its function. However, the batteries would probably be of some use, to something, some time – … Continue reading

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A first wife’s fortune (Rousse)

GG’s daughters were enraged when they learnt that their tall, handsome, suited father was not leaving his fortune to their mother, but instead to his first wife – me. This decision made me wonder whether GG and I had ever … Continue reading

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Safe tattoo to hold a lover (Rousse)

The tattoo inked into his right arm read ‘SAFE’. ‘What a lovely idea’, I thought. I learnt later that this arm had been labelled for his lover, and not his wife (me).

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My lover David Mitchell (Rousse)

David Mitchell had been in love with me since 1984. Unfortunately for him I was very married. He chose to ignore every sign of my ‘taken’ status – the several bands of gold and jewels prominently displayed on my ring … Continue reading

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Equestrian wear for Boris Johnson (Rousse)

Boris Johnson asked me to buy him a pink hunting jacket. I refused. I told him that his PA (or wife) was better suited to such a task.

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Fine art graduates offered new opportunity to market their work (Rousse)

I came up with my new business idea when standing next to a large black Edinburgh street refuse bin. Inside I could see several cellophane-wrapped mounted pictures. They were left over from the recent degree show at the art college. … Continue reading

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Chip-eating COVID deniers offer hugs in Portobello (Rousse)

We spotted the Bs when we were out running on Portobello promenade. My former colleague had grown his hair so long that it rivalled that of his wife for length. One of their two sons was with them. Like us, … Continue reading

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