Monthly Archives: September 2018

Bride dazzles congregation with a diamond-encrusted wedding dress, Diana Ross, and circus clowns (Rousse)

My cousin F’s bride struggled to reach the alter under the weight of her dazzling diamond-encrusted wedding gown. While they waited for C to reach her destination, the congregation puzzled over her choice of music for walking down the aisle: … Continue reading

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Doing a ton on the A9 (Rousse)

The A9 had been closed for months for a massive road rebuilding scheme designed to attract further tourism to the highlands of Scotland. Now that the construction work was finished, every hotel along the route offered views of the beautiful … Continue reading

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A clown, killer whales, and curvy bronzed buttocks (Rousse)

Thirty years on I rediscovered the dark-haired Italian man with whom I had been friendly in France in the 1980s. Now working as a professional clown, he lived on the French riviera in a small apartment that offered wonderful views of … Continue reading

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Best friends of joker William and Kate (Rousse)

Since our appointment as ‘best friends’ to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge we were now expected to behave with decorum at all times. Prince William was such a joker that we struggled to keep our cool when we accompanied … Continue reading

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Illegal gazebo sausage rolls (Rousse)

TPR was so hungry that forgot his manners completely and fingered one of the sausage rolls on a plate inside the gazebo. None of us had permission to enter the riverside property after our long walk, let alone picnic on … Continue reading

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An unexpected baby (Belle)

I unexpectedly gave birth to a toddler and became an expert in contemporary Greek drama. Later my baby turned into a really pretty dog.

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A work weekend in Winchester (Rousse)

The work trip was a long weekend  in Winchester. Our accommodation was so meagre that I was forced to sleep in an indoor cave squashed between two of my reportees. One complained that I sniffed and blew my nose all … Continue reading

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