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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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Busty buck-toothed singer charms folk festival audience (Rousse)

KT left her seat and took to the stage. Then the rest of the choir pushed out through the door to the right of me, poured down the main aisle and climbed the steps to line up behind the star … Continue reading

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A good deed turned bad (Rousse)

I stepped out of my seat to help the old lady left standing in the middle of the bus. My intention was to prop her up. Instead I accidentally pushed her over. All the contents of her shopping trolley went … Continue reading

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Transatlantic flight upgrade (Rousse)

This was going to be a fun flight. I’d already teased the party of three lads (two of whom who looked like twins) by ‘guessing’ correctly that they came from Carlisle. I was not, however, psychic. I had discovered this … Continue reading

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Birmingham graduate destinations: deep sea diving, death, and a hot rod librarian (Rousse)

We were all travelling on the Birmingham University French 1986 graduates’ bus. DM passed along the aisle offering cups of tea. I told her that TPR and I had made a brief visit to Rhyl and she said that we … Continue reading

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A trophy wife (Rousse)

My cousin B was due to marry J. There were some doubts as to whether or not he would turn up at the ceremony. Rather than go directly to the church with everyone else, I held back with the bridal … Continue reading

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Loving last words of crash victim (Rousse)

Something made me look over towards the passengers on the other side of the aisle. They knew before I did that we were going down. Most were already in the brace position in readiness for the inevitable impact. I lowered … Continue reading

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Referendum aggression on the Edinburgh tram, and a dead grandmother (Rousse)

I laughed out loud when the idiot behind me boasted “I work for the Sun and I could sell Scotland for $2 billion!”. He clearly believed that this kind of statement would convince everyone of both his nationalist credentials, and … Continue reading

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A bigamist and a boy (Rousse)

I checked in to the Novotel St Pancras and geared myself up for a 48-hour marriage marathon, of which I wholeheartedly disapproved. My sister J was still dithering over who to choose as her groom, having conveniently forgotten that she … Continue reading

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Poor high street sales strategy spotted on a quest for lip salve (Rousse)

My shopping list was short. All I needed was a small tin of lip salve. I crossed the urban motorway that lay between the conference hotel and the mall and headed first for LIDL. Although there were many customers inside … Continue reading

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