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Long-dead grandmother turns up in Queen’s bedroom (Rousse)

My parents’ vast house was designated the most appropriate venue for the 18th and 21st birthday celebrations of my niece and nephew. The first arrivals – a bunch of gorgeous young men in dinner suits who had travelled up from … Continue reading

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When the party ends in tears (Rousse)

DT and KJ urged us to buy a new house that was suitable for huge parties. NP chipped in with a special request: plenty of floor space for dancing. We eventually found something that met these criteria: a huge tumbledown … Continue reading

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When will I die? (Rousse)

We were relaxing with our French friends, including the M and D families, and PG. I asked about the red cardboard constructions on the grand piano. With their black and gold lettering they looked like Chinese New Year decorations or … Continue reading

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A Barcelona penthouse party (Rousse)

Belle was staying at SH’s penthouse apartment in Barcelona. From my vantage point at the conference hotel window I could see the pair of them dancing on the roof-top. I was so keen to join them, but first I had … Continue reading

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Teesside High School tea party gate-crasher (Rousse)

PM joined the table of Teesside High girls and added some home-baked cakes to the spread. When I spied the cherry flapjacks I reached out to grab one. They were delicious. We soon noticed that there was a girl at … Continue reading

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Northumberland to Newbury the roundabout way (Rousse)

Perhaps it was a mistake to allow the youngest member of our party to drive? The small, slim woman made so many navigational mistakes that we ended up travelling from Hexham to Corbridge via Norton. It took three hours to … Continue reading

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Unique accommodation and party provision for Newcastle University students (Rousse)

At Newcastle University the students slept together stacked on open wooden shelves, not unlike enormous upturned printers’ blocks. They all used special fixed-gear bicycles to scale the high walls to reach their wooden cells. Unfortunately the sleeping space was very … Continue reading

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