Monthly Archives: September 2018

Fish, filo pastry, and a secret kiss (Rousse)

TPR burst into tears when I asked why he was serving fish in filo pastry for breakfast. He wouldn’t be pleased to hear that I had very much enjoyed a brief Christmas kiss with RB. However, unless this leaked out … Continue reading

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Saving Sir Anthony Eden from infected flies and imprisonment (Rousse)

I was warned not to travel across London to the crescent that was swarming with infection-bearing insects. However, I argued that it was essential that I attend the meeting. There I found Sir Anthony Eden expressing concerns about his forthcoming … Continue reading

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An ancestor in oil (Rousse)

The famous art critic presented a slide of an eighteenth century oil painting of a lady in a posh dress and hat. As soon as he revealed her her name, I was convinced that she was one of my ancestors. … Continue reading

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Late news of an elopement (Rousse)

A was in town with fiancée number 4. With a claim that they were eloping, they announced that their wedding was on Thursday. HW was agog as she admired the engagement ring, but she would have known all about A’s … Continue reading

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Tattoo sins and Leviticus 19 (Rousse)

In a posh bar I discussed student tattoos with AN and AS. Over the course of our conversation we made frequent reference to Leviticus 19 in the huge, ancient bible on my lap. Although it wasn’t my round, I thought … Continue reading

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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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