Tag Archives: allergy

Hyacinth birthday cake (Rousse)

I was allergic to hyacinths so why would anyone think that I would like a hyacinth cake to celebrate my birthday? By the time I had extracted the plant from the plate, all that remained were a few dry crumbs … Continue reading

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Daily Mail sub-editor is secret small screen writer (Rousse)

I discovered that Daily Mail sub-editor RH was the secret writer of scores of award-winning television dramas. This was on the same day that I overheard him say that he hardly ever watched television. It was my brother-in-law JS who … Continue reading

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Television time delayed due to water allergy (Rousse)

My sister JMH and brother-in-law had added another extension to their house. This was an enormous bathroom off the kitchen. Its ‘walls’ were made of canvas and decorated with swirly orange 1970s patterns. In the kitchen itself they had installed … Continue reading

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Tripadvisor hotels to avoid (Rousse)

Never again will I stay in the following hotels: The luxury American hotel that plonks you in room 22 right next to the bar on a Saturday night The Hebridean guest house that houses a black and white cat in … Continue reading

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The world’s most expensive lump of yeast (Rousse)

Belle and I had a desperate need for live yeast. Convinced that we’d find some in one of the breweries off Dalry Road, we set off from my flat in two separate taxis. I climbed into the one that had … Continue reading

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Nosey Rousse risks her health on her way to breakfast fry-up

Breakfast on the morning after the school reunion comprised baked beans, sausages, roast parsnips and potatoes, all lovingly cooked by HH (HP back in our school days). Just before I went downstairs to join the others at the breakfast table, … Continue reading

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Cat fur fortune (Rousse)

My sister discovered that her cat’s fur was highly collectable. I was delighted when the postman arrived at the door with a sample for me. It came in a 6″ x 4″ crinkly clear plastic bag decorated with black lettering … Continue reading

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