Tag Archives: handbag

Medical emergency at King’s Cross, Richard Curtis style (Rousse)

It was as if we were in the middle of a script of a Richard Curtis film, where all the female characters were in love with the same man. I belted one of the other girls with my handbag when … Continue reading

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Kidnapped by acrobats (Rousse)

DT, TPR, LA and I met in a crowded bar. DT’s orange messenger-style handbag slipped off the back of the chair onto the floor and I stretched down to pick it up for her. It was at that moment that … Continue reading

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Angela Lansbury’s handbag and Lady Gaga’s wig (Belle)

I was asked by my aunt to go to the library and post a letter to Angela Lansbury.  When I arrived at the library I found I didn’t need to buy a stamp because Angela Lansbury was in the hallway, fiddling in … Continue reading

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A Nokia for an iPhone (Rousse)

I was sitting on the main deck of a ferry on my way to the Isle of Lewis when an enormous black rook dive-bombed my handbag and stole my iPhone. I had to survive on an ancient Nokia until my … Continue reading

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Handbag thief victim found in possession of illegal currency (Rousse)

I eventually worked out that my little soft blue shoulder bag had probably been stolen in York, possibly at the railway station or from the train. Wherever this incident took place, it was extremely inconvenient. Months later I was very … Continue reading

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Cat attack (Rousse)

The cats attacked me from all sides. They climbed into my handbag and under my clothes. The most vicious one sunk its jaws into my left hand. All my attempts to shake it free were in vain. I was in … Continue reading

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British Airways terminal 5 offers new passenger services (Rousse)

British Airways’ new welcome service for first class passengers coming into Heathrow Terminal 5 was second to none. A smart uniformed man met you off the plane and guided you through the terminal, ensuring that you by-passed all the queues. … Continue reading

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Rousse tweets academic Victorian music hall performance

At one of the most bizarre professional events that I had ever attended, my PhD supervisor stood at the microphone and introduced the first act to come on stage. One of my external examiners, dressed like a Victorian music hall … Continue reading

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The boy with the dragon tattoo (Rousse)

The guests hurried to get off the coach that BM had chartered to transport everyone to his magnificent 40th birthday celebrations. All dolled up in a turquoise dress with short black sleeves and flashes on red across the bodice, and … Continue reading

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Dead grandmother joins Rousse on an uncomfortable trip to Ireland (Rousse)

It was a long journey to Ireland by sea and coach. My poor Granny H, dressed in her usual uniform of camel, smiled the whole way, but in my heart I knew that she was not enjoying herself – especially … Continue reading

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