Monthly Archives: July 2019

Leg resurfacing beauty treatment (Belle)

Initially I was delighted with my new ‘leg wrap’. It folded around my entire lower leg and knee to form a new, attractive skin. Only after the seams had magically joined together did I worry about the fact that now … Continue reading

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Cliff Richard love interest (Rousse)

Cliff Richard showed an extraordinary degree of interest in my love life, and was rather surprised when I admitted to having three ‘proper’ boyfriends plus a husband of 30+ years. He had assumed that only a mad spinster would send … Continue reading

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Dangers of regifting unwanted presents (Rousse)

I was on stage facing a line of dignitaries, including Donald Leach and former Moderator of the Church of Scotland Alison Elliot, to be awarded my latest undergraduate degree (classification 2:2). I took great care when asked to sign for … Continue reading

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A cycling cheat in Cumbria (Rousse)

The blue tandem split as we were cycling through Cumbria, just moments after I mentioned to TPR that it would be interesting to call in on locations along the route that were associated with my Lancastrian ancestors. TPR didn’t appear … Continue reading

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A jewellery box burglary (Rousse)

It had been a sticky meal all round and now my cousin’s wife SB was bringing a tray of red jellies out of the fridge. Meanwhile her daughter PB was ruining a pale leather jewellery box as she poked it … Continue reading

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Anti-gravity children and the bonus Bakerloo line station (Belle)

I couldn’t seem to shake this man off. At one point we were sharing a London taxi over Deptford Bridge in the 1990s. Then we were walking through a Liberty-style mock Tudor shopping mall. It was here that I saw … Continue reading

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Christopher Walken, dancer and time traveller (Belle)

The venue was pretty run down but we were trying to make the best of it. A fellow traveller ran up to me. “Say, do you remember that film?”. I did not. Then she brought out a 1970s ‘movie viewer’ … Continue reading

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