Author Archives: Dreamaticus

Nicholas Parsons ruins rave (Belle)

We were invited to participate in – and comment on – the previews of “Rave” – an experiential musical. I enjoyed arriving at the light industrial estate and feeling the bassline in my stomach. The music was good. Sadly, the … Continue reading

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Fashion disaster spots hidden features of ‘new’ British Library (Rousse)

It was time for me to return to work after a long absence due to sick leave. I found some smart clothes to wear: black tights under a long tweed shirt, a back polo next top, and a tweed jacket. … Continue reading

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An accidental auction, with vegetarian snacks (Rousse)

My in-laws were hosting an enormous party to which they invited everyone that they had ever met in their entire lives. All sorts of entertainment was laid on, from tennis practice against the garage wall to an auction of donated … Continue reading

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The toilet roll juggler and an amateur bathroom plumber (Rousse)

While AO juggled toilet rolls for my entertainment at one end of the bathroom, at the other TPR helped KA sort out the bath. The blockage was caused by a build-up of revolting rotten autumn leaves stuck at the top … Continue reading

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Wife conducts holiday affair under husband’s nose (Rousse)

It was hard work on holiday having both a boyfriend and a husband. Happily I found a way to accommodate them both. While TPR slept each morning, I would get up early and meet NI to play on the beaches, … Continue reading

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Accounting for poor American road race safety records (Rousse)

I knew that the safety record for road races in the US was poor, but it was not until I experienced one staged on a busy freeway that really understood the danger to life and limb. Such was the status … Continue reading

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The botox beauty of the Home Counties (Rousse)

I’d been in my parents’ house some time before my sister J eventually came downstairs to greet me. When she made her grand entrance she was barely recognisable, dressed in a tiny pair of denim jeans and a pale blue … Continue reading

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