Author Archives: Dreamaticus

Objections to the open house (Rousse)

Every time that I visited the White House there was something else there to annoy me. This time I kept tripping up on the rickety metal stairs. I also disapproved of my parents’ open house policy, which meant that the … Continue reading

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A kaftan and Kew (Rousse)

At the school reunion I whirled around in a huge brown tent of a kaftan dress. Then I sat down next to AH who told me all about her job at Kew. She was in charge of all media and … Continue reading

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Bodies discovered after exercise class (Rousse)

Our elderly friends spent their days at their sitting room window watching the neighbourhood. I had a taste of this one day as I observed a group of local women practise yoga and pilates in the street. By the end … Continue reading

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Champagne and caviar versus washing up and weight loss tips (Rousse)

IH called up the stairs to MS that she would open the Prosecco. “Don’t”, he cautioned. “Rousse is down there and she’ll guzzle the lot. Just uncork a bottle of wine”. They didn’t realise that I had overheard them from … Continue reading

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A missing slide deck (Rousse)

Although they said that it would never run again, I found that the conference was actually meeting in secret, and I was an invited speaker. In the break on the last day I went up to the podium to upload … Continue reading

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The complexities of catching a train from Carlisle (Rousse)

After a long day chasing over the hills of Northumberland, it was time for us to head north again by train from Carlisle. The taxi that we booked to take us to the station arrived late so it was an … Continue reading

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Family entertainment (Rousse)

It was my mother-in-law’s dream: a house full of children of all ages enjoying one another’s company. The older ones were in the vast garden playing cricket under the guidance of my colleague RK. The smaller children were kept at … Continue reading

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