Tag Archives: ballet

Courtship rituals for the widowed and widowed-to-be (Rousse)

I met the young red-haired doctor around the time of TPR’s final illness. It was convenient (to me) that he had lost his wife to cancer a year earlier. Amongst our courtship activities we marked (appalling) Masters dissertations, walked through … Continue reading

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Prince Harry and high heels (Rousse)

I travelled to locked down London for training as a new member of the British Secret Service. England’s capital city looked, and sounded, very quiet. I could even hear bird song through the closed top deck bus windows. Soon I … Continue reading

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Disco ballet and flooded fish fingers (Belle)

I had been living in the Lewisham Tesco superstore for over 30 years and once again the roof in frozen foods was leaking. At work I complained to my boss: “Nothing makes me feel part of a team more than … Continue reading

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The cat ballet craze (Belle)

Although sneering at the entire concept, I found myself gradually falling in love with cat ballet. What clinched it for me was the performance of a student and her black cat in the lobby of Sterling Cooper and Partners.┬áThe cat … Continue reading

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