Monthly Archives: June 2012

The magic orchard (Belle)

At long last I owned my own magic orchard.  As I walked through the trees in the dappled sunshine I took time to admire my long, white dress. I really was the height of 1970s glamour. The trees were heavy … Continue reading

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Hunting for Sarah, Duchess of York, in Rhyl on a spacehopper (Rousse)

We’d been hunting for DM for years. When we finally tracked her down to a small upstairs maisonette in Rhyl we were beside ourselves with excitement. There she employed a manageress called Elaine to run a small bed and breakfast … Continue reading

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The new medieval copyright expert (Rousse)

My friend SC became a world expert on medieval copyright, and published a world-renowned series of books on the topic.

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A nightclub, a gift shop, and plastic surgery secrets (Rousse)

I didn’t normally frequent nightclubs, but TPR was away and I wasn’t going to stay in on a Saturday night. I jumped into a taxi with three young men, muttered an apology for hitching this free ride, and travelled with … Continue reading

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Scandal of coffin-carrying caretakers and their enormous retirement lump sums (Rousse)

I was hidden from view, looking for something in the cloakroom under the stairs, when I heard the men clutter in. I could tell that they were heaving something very heavy. I peered round from my hiding place and saw … Continue reading

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Britain versus France: dress, architecture and smoking (Rousse)

I lived all alone in a one-bedroomed apartment in Paris. Today I was heading to the airport to meet AM. It was very cold outside so I wore several layers: a long emerald green satin ballgown, topped with a long-sleeved … Continue reading

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Kenneth Branagh pays homage to Sir Laurence Olivier, Shakespeare and Henry V (Rousse)

On our way home by car CI and I stopped off at the latest literary monument. We found it in a small car park, just off the main road. Inside a glass pyramid not much bigger than a telephone box, … Continue reading

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