Tag Archives: wrist

Failed seduction in a Birmingham bedsit (Rousse)

Even though I vowed to him that I would never stray from the arms of TPR, my father’s cousin did his clumsy best to seduce me. His attachment to a thin ornamental walking cane – supposedly a support for his … Continue reading

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Left hand skin lump diagnosis (Rousse)

I was chatting to JS when I noticed a small lump on the knuckle of the index finger of my left hand. I bit into it, then peeled back the skin all the way to my wrist. On display were … Continue reading

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Death by blister (Rousse)

Conical blisters circled my wrists and upper arms like three-dimensional pink tattoos. Some might have called them pretty, if only they had not signalled my imminent death.

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Mafia threat over late PhD (Rousse)

The Mafia boss grabbed both my wrists, pulled me within inches of his ugly mug, and spat out his threat: “If you don’t finish that PhD soon, I’ll sue you for the sponsorship money”.

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Former Sun Microsystems employee turns to a life of crime (Rousse)

The Australian lady appeared to be doing the woman at my table a favour. She said that she was returning the lime green purse that had dropped out of the other woman’s handbag. I, however, was unconvinced that this was … Continue reading

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Grow your own pearl bracelet on the Isle of Skye (Rousse)

After I lost TPR in LIDL I popped down to the beach on the Isle of Skye to watch the opening Edinburgh Fringe performance. The “comedy” was truly terrible. At the interval I left discreetly. I would spend the rest … Continue reading

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A doomed flight from Japan (Rousse)

This was my second trip to the far east in a fortnight and, once again, I was astonished at the rudeness of the local population. I’d barely arrived in Japan and already airport staff had launched an enquiry into the … Continue reading

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Babe in the bushes (Rousse)

Something caught my eye as I peered out of the bathroom window. At first I thought it was a squirrel in the shrubbery, but when I opened the back door and stepped out into the garden I realised that the … Continue reading

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