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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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An incontinent labradoodle (Rousse)

My school friend JC invited my fellow undergraduate CP to visit from France to celebrate her 50th birthday. I wondered what CP would make of the two rescue dogs – in particular the incontinent labradoodle.

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To Whitby by Virgin East Coast for a birthday paddle (Rousse)

It wasn’t even a special birthday, but everyone had gone to a lot of trouble to celebrate it with me. They hired an entire East Coast train for a trip to London, with a stop off along the way for … Continue reading

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Birthday log book refusal ruins friendship (Rousse)

TDX barged into my office, with a lackey in tow, and demanded my log book. I said that I was not prepared to give this to her. Her eyes narrowed and she raised her voice in anger. I now knew … Continue reading

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Interesting impending divorce makes up for boring birthday party and bookcase (Rousse)

HW’s daughter’s 21st birthday party was dreadfully dull, as was N and SY’s bookcase. It was interesting, however, to learn that restaurateurs VC and CC were on the brink of divorce.

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1970s bed linen, out of reach kitchen appliances, and a gift of £1000 (Rousse)

TPR and I were staying with KLX at his London flat while the rest of his family spent the summer in Ireland. KLX admitted that he wasn’t the best of housekeepers and asked me to help make up the beds … Continue reading

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Birthday beanie hats (Rousse)

I had forgotten all about my latest knitting project until I saw GB walk past the bus depot on Annandale Street. I resolved get to work on the beanie hat that I had promised to knit for her birthday, and … Continue reading

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