With Love, Tits.

A blog for Romantics.

In June 2009 I was digging about in an unused building of Newcastle University - the dusty, abandoned basement of the Archaeological building which was due to be demolished - when I came across a stash of letters sent to Michael, a student of the University in 1983/84.

Most of the letters and postcards are from Michael's girlfriend who was travelling at the time - her name is Bernette but she sometimes refers to herself as "Tits" and to him as "Thug" or "The White Man".

The letters are a sentimental, endearing and fascinating read despite them being only one side of the correspondance between the couple.

I will post one a day on here until I have posted them all. I hope to find Michael and return the letters.

With Love,
Rebecca

Mar 23

The first stumble…

Dear Rebecca,

Thank you for your email.  What an interesting story and blog. 

I’m afraid we don’t have any up to date contact details for Michael ……….  We have the address you mention only. 

I’m sorry we’re unable to help you further. I hope you manage to regain contact with him. 

Kind regards,

Tania


Mar 22

The first step to finding Michael.

Contacting Newcastle University…

Dear Tania,
 
As Alumni Relations Manager at Newcastle University, I hope you can help me with a slighly unusual query.
 
Back in 2009 I was working on a film that had temporary offices in the due to be demolished Archaeological Building. I had permission to rummage in the basement that was full of dusty, forgotten clutter for props to borrow for the film. Whilst I was there I came across a pile of letters from 1983/84 from a girl named Bernette to her boyfriend who was studying an MA in Archaeological studies at the time, Michael ………. My curiosity exploded and I kept the letters. A year went by and I forgot about them myself until one day I decided to sort through them, putting them in the correct order.
 
The letters are such a fascinating and endearing read that I decided to share them in a blog - although I have not used full names - posting one a day from Valentines Day until they were all posted on 7th March. I am contacting you as I would now like to return the letters to Michael. I am aware that returning the letters could go either way, either bring joy to a 54 year old man or open a can of worms. I’m hoping for the former and willing to risk it.
 
I know it was a long time ago that he was at the University but is there anything you can do to help me find some contact details for Michael? If so, would you require any extra information? One of the letters does detail his home address in Belfast from the 80s, I doubt he still lives there but I will also try sending a letter just in case.
 
Here is a link to the blog: http://withlove-tits.tumblr.com/
 
I hope you can help.
 
Kind Regards,
Rebecca Innes


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