Tag Archives: dress

When daddy was a school girl (Rousse)

Someone had discovered old video footage of our family and posted it to YouTube. There I was, fourteen years old, dressed in a raspberry cotton two piece peasant dress, arguing with my father. He then stood up and ran off … Continue reading

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Dressing up for the doctoral defence (Rousse)

Each time that I attended a doctoral defence in a Nordic country I was impressed by the trouble that my hosts took to look their best on a student’s big day. On this occasion GW wore a spangled cream and … Continue reading

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A party and a parade (Belle)

I had no idea how KOB, my former assistant, had got the money to move into this gothic castle and host this extravagant party.   However, I did know that I had been over-dressed for the afternoon session but was now under-dressed … Continue reading

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Black cab illegally parked in Leith: shoeless couple sought (Rousse)

We were late for our anniversary dinner at the upstairs restaurant on Commercial Street in Leith. I pulled on my pale blue cotton shift dress from Monsoon, and TPR dragged me out of the house. We were in such a … Continue reading

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Recreated photos of a French past (Rousse)

When I first came across the pictures I thought that they were of A and D’s wedding. I had enlargements made so that I could put them into an old-fashioned cloth-covered photograph album to give to my French friends. It … Continue reading

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Running clothes for women (Rousse)

BF turned up at the house in a stretchy brown crocheted dress. She’d last worn this garment when delivering a presidential address to a professional body in 2010. Today she thought it was suitable attire for a 06:00am run.

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The secret bride (Rousse)

Everyone loved miniature party girl NP. Tonight our tiny friend was wearing an elegant cream satin dress studded with sparkling sequins. One of the men carried her on his shoulders so everyone could see how beautiful she looked. I called … Continue reading

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Herman’s hermits’ secret identity (Rousse)

When I mentioned that I was a toddler fan of Herman and the Hermits, the American drag queen with the shock of orange hair could barely contain his/her excitement. “I wanted to marry Peter Noone when I was three” I … Continue reading

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A hen party goes shopping (Rousse)

From the bus stop on York Place I travelled just two stops. Nearing my destination, the grumpy bus driver scraped the vehicle down an incredibly narrow street and pulled up next to the main of St James Centre. Here I … Continue reading

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Call me doctor, and please support the pandas (Rousse)

I never thought that I would be forced to encounter sixth form bullies Nasty N and Crafty C after I left school, but here they were, just across the room. It was over thirty years too late, but now – … Continue reading

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